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Laptops and Desktops Still Rule the Online Shopping World

by Employee ‎11-28-2012 07:24 AM - edited ‎11-29-2012 11:52 AM

It's national holiday sales story time as we report on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the sales times in between. As we prepare to roll out our next wave of data from our FiOS Innovation Index (our series of surveys that chronicle smart home developments), we thought we would go beyond tracking conventional online shopping information and take a look at how and where consumers are shopping while in the home. As we sift through our data, we’re seeing that smartphones and tablets are quite popular when surfing for gifts, but when it comes time to buy, consumers plan on doing so at a desktop or laptop.  Here’s what we found (and stay tuned to Verizon at Home next week for additional insights)…




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Borderless consumers are found in every ethnic and age group -- from Millennials to Generation X, Baby Boomers and the Mature Generation -- though 18-to-34 year-olds constitute the greatest number of borderless consumers.  Many are college educated, own their home, and nearly half of them earn $75,000 or more annually.


If you are also motivated to make technology and connectivity upgrades, and are interested in enjoying the benefits of a digital smart home, you are definitely among the 39 percent of U.S. adults that are living the Borderless Lifestyle.


The study also found that women (53 percent) outnumber men (47 percent) in the borderless consumer segment.


Methodology: This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Verizon from November 16-20, 2012 among 2,324 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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