According to a new article by Mashable, the restaurant and food industry is embracing the mobile movement more than other business sectors, according to a new infographic.
This category is far more advanced than other industries reaching out to smartphone users, including professional services such as locksmiths and attorneys (16%), health and wellness including spas and salons (10%), travel and tourism such as hotels (8%) and automobile/transportation (6%). Retailer was number six on the list (5%) for small to medium-sized businesses.
Of particular interest are the following stats:
- Nearly 20% of visits to a mobile-optimized website result in an immediate call to the business.
- By 2015, most people will access the internet from their smartphone than from their computer.
- 70% of smartphone owners use their device while shopping.