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Canadian Online Sales Data for Q2 2015 (Infographic)

The Rakuten Linkshare Affiliate Network has released its online sales data report for the second quarter of 2015. The insights gained come just in time for us to tweak our websites and practices as holiday shopping begins. A number of Canadians have been known to start Christmas shopping online as early as August!

Between the growth trend in smartphone usage and search engines like Google considering mobile compatibility in ranking, it has become absolutely critical that websites be mobile-friendly. Omni-channel demands from online shoppers also continue to grow. Orders and clicks via mobile device are climbing faster than PC’s in the second quarter of 2015, according to this report. Tablet orders and click rates are slowing down as an increasing number of Canadians use a smartphone as both a phone and a tablet.

Q2 2015 Canadian Affiliate Sales Results

The following infographic from Rakuten Linkshare provides a global view of online sales for comparison.

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Are you seeing more mobile clicks and purchases? Please post your thoughts or questions in the comments below.

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