Online shopping used to be popular among younger generations in modern and advanced countries around the world. Not anymore, because of the increased use of smartphones, the shift in purchase power from the US/EU to China & Southeast Asia, and now the pandemic, the shopping online has become ubiquitous.
So, an average consumer’s online shopping interests and behavior are evolving at a rapid pace. Today more people across different countries prefer buying products & services using their smartphones. It creates dire need for having apps for your eCommerce.
Plus, eCommerce had already been on the rise in many industries when WHO declared COVID-19 as the global pandemic in March 2020. The announcement followed by lockdowns & distancing upsurged the online purchases even more, and eCommerce flourish with a large number of first-timers (both on the consumer and provider sides) joining the trend — it continues without any sign of slowing down.
Leading provider, Shopify is a good example, it helped many small businesses to set up eCommerce websites for their online store to spur the demand and survive the brands until reopen the doors.