Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

Retail Sales From Mobile Devices Up 28% in Q2 2013: IBM

Purchases made from mobile devices represented 19.4% of all online retail sales in Q2 2013, up 28% from the same quarter in 2012. The majority of these mobile sales are coming from the iPad, according to IBM’s Retail Index. Here is more from the press release:

“Apple continues to dominate the mobile device experience, with the iPad generating more traffic than any other mobile device at close to 11 percent of retail traffic – a 60 percent increase over Q2 2012. The iPhone closely follows, generating 10.5 percent of traffic, with Android devices generating 7.1 percent.”

Mobile devices have become a mainstay in the retail shopping experience as consumers are using phones and tablets to read about product both at home and in stores. The research revealed that consumers using a mobile device to visit a retailer’s site reached 27 %, which was up more than 35% over the same period last year.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Podcasting

PodcastingLearn to develop, create, and launch your own podcast! Starting October 23, Steve Belaner, the host of the weekly podcast The Gamut, will teach you how to determine the goals of your podcast, perfect your concept, contact and book guests, market your podcast,  and get your show up and running in just a few weeks. Register now!