ORLANDO, FL — In what was a solid finish in 2011, for the mobile auto consumer, users climbed 60% on the Autoshopper.com site, with an average of 6 minutes of shopping. Statistics show that mobile auto shoppers are in the market for used cars primarily. According to, a poll of the 12,000 dealer on the Autoshopper.com site, used car sales soared 20% over a year ago. It seems that there were more people looking for used cars this December 2011 versus December 2010. The information gathered shows 81% of smartphone users access the Internet on their mobile devices, and 1 of 3 searches has a local intent, as well as the popular activities on tablet device users include shopping at 46%. According to Google Research, 17% of all smart phone shoppers are looking on automotive websites, and 53 % of those end up at a dealership buying a car.
According to Dani Lunsford, Director of Marketing, for Autoshopper.com, As smartphones get smarter and consumer expectations rise, the mobile tech industry has stepped up to the plate to offer innovative and cutting-edge services, especially within the facet of shopping, this is the reason why we cater to mobile shoppers, with car buying advice blogs, reviews and vehicle history reports, hence our website as seen a huge increase in mobile auto shopping.”
On another high note, end of the year stats, show private party sales had a four month high to end the 2011 year. This demonstrates a growing number of consumers using the free internet sites, such as Autoshopper.com, where the seller can post vehicles at no charge, including photos and comments about the vehicle. This stat indicates the soar in growing number of consumers using free sites to find buyers, as well as the rising trend of the used car consumer, using the free sites to find cars without the use of auto dealers.
Autoshopper.com has a 34 year rich history in print and web media and is the parent company to many valued businesses, providing technology, and Web Solutions, including Autoshopper Magazine and Autoshopper.com website, which is an online site with over one million vehicles and at least 12,000 auto dealers. They have best in class print publications and web sites for consumers. They offer free online vehicle sales listings, Car buying advice blogs, reviews and vehicle history reports, thus catering to consumer needs and allowing them control of their shopping and buying experience.