UK Mobile Purchases Lag Behind the US

22 per cent of UK smartphone owners have attempted to make purchases on their devices, according to research from Judo Payments.

By comparison, a recent study by Harris Interactive found that in the US, over 60 per cent  of smartphone users have to buy something on mobile.

According to Judo, 1.7m – around a quarter of those who have made mobile purchases in the UK – have had their transactions fail, and around 1.3m people on multiple occasions. 

When faced with an unsuccessful transaction, 11 per cent of respondents decided to postpone their purchase and a further nine per cent decided against buying completely.