Everything has changed since COVID-19’s outbreak, a great deal has changed since then, consumers still buy groceries but an increasing number are doing so online.
It appears that as more consumers grow accustomed to shopping and ordering food online, the more likely they are to maintain their online behavior.
As reported, 24% of all consumers say they have shifted to performing at least one daily activity online and plan to keep it that way.
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The study of measuring the rapid digital shift shows that being able to shop and pay digitally is a must for many consumers. 57% of consumers now say that the availability of digital payment options would impact their choices of where to shop.
The chart below shows the share of consumers who have shifted from shopping for select products in stores to shopping online.
It is known that consumers seek shopping experiences that create certainty, that is no longer the brick-and-mortar experience for many. 37% of consumers are frustrated by the limited quantities of available items in large grocery stores.
Acoording to the digital shift study, 31% of consumers are frustrated by the limited quantities of available items in large retail stores.
The figure below shows the share of consumers who experience select challenges when shopping for retail items and groceries.
Make sure to check the full “Digital Shift” Report here.
PYMNTS issued its first study on consumers’ behavioral changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pan-demic on March 23, 2020. We have since surveyed more than 16,000 consumers to gain a first-hand, real-time account of how their routines have continued to change with the passage of time. Our latest research, done in collaboration with and supported by PayPal, examines survey data collected from 2,163 U.S. consumers to understand how many of their newfound shopping habits might persist, even after their local economies reopen.