As mobile phone use and in particular “Smart Phones” such as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy rise dramatically, more and more people are using their phone to shop online.
Thankfully, YourOwnStore has been prepared for this for sometime by having a mobile phone theme set up for all our stores. It’s very important to offer everyone who visits your Website the best user experience that’s suited to whatever device they are using.
Having a mobile Website is now more important than ever for affiliate marketers and Ecommerce store owners.
eBay has reported that over £10 billion pounds worth of products were purchased using a mobile phone on a global scale in the last year that just demonstrates how quickly people are moving to mobile.
Tablets are also on the rise with millions of iPads having been sold and numerous new tablet devices being launched almost weekly such as the Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Microsoft Surface. Thankfully, these devices actually display the majority of Websites nicely as normal with no need for a mobile specific design.
Whats amazing though and still an issue for affiliates is that around 60% of the UKs top 100 brands are not yet offering website visitors a mobile friendly website!
This is likely to change very soon as brands will no doubt be aware that around 14 million of us Brits are accessing the Internet with our mobile phones every day.
If you are thinking of becoming an affiliate marketer and earning a living from this multi billion pound industry, we would love to work with you and you can count on us to continue to update our software to make sure you are ahead of the game.