U.S. consumers are spending 10 hours per year in shopping apps


Mobile shopping is on the rise, with U.S. consumers now spending nearly 50 minutes in shopping apps per month, or 10 hours per year, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Digital-first shopping apps, like those from Amazon, Etsy, Wish and others, are also growing more quickly in terms of total sessions and monthly usage, compared to shopping apps from traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, the report also found.

In the U.S., the top 5 digital-first shopping apps saw more than 60 percent growth in total sessions year-over-year, during the first half of 2017, compared with just 50 percent growth in traditional retailers’ digital apps.

In terms of average monthly sessions in the U.S., digital-first apps grew nearly 25 percent, compared with 15 percent for those…

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