Velocity Mobile Marketing, Co.

Mobile Marketing Growth Statistics

Mobile Marketing Growth Statistics

Text Messaging/SMS Statistics

Mobile devices are quickly becoming the dominate way in which consumers interact with brands and each other. People are putting emphasis on the importance of constantly be updated with new information, which includes promotions offered by their favored brands.

If you think implementing a mobile marketing campaign and using the power of wireless technology will help grow your business… you’re right!

Over 90% of all phones in the U.S. are text message compatible, meaning a simple, inexpensive and perfectly tailored message campaign would reach virtually all of your customers on their phones, directing them to visit the website to place an order or inviting them in-store with special coupons. In addition to the simplicity and widespread accessibility of a mobile campaign, these advertisements actually appeal to customers because customers themselves opt-in to the programs.

mobile usage stats

  • 61% of mobile searchers state that Click-to-Call is most important in the purchase phase of the shopping process
  • Adults spend more media time on mobile than newspapers and magazines combined (eMarketer December 2011)
  • On average, it takes 90 minutes to respond to an email, but 9 seconds to respond to a text message (CTIA)
  • In 2012, the U.S. saw a 55% increase in smartphone subscriptions to make for 98 million smartphone subscribers, representing nearly 42% of all U.S. mobile users. (comScore 2012)
  • QR code scans increased 300% in 2011 over 2010 (ScanLife)
  • Mobile coupons receive 10 times higher redemption rates than print coupons.
  • 16% of smartphone users made a purchase because of a marketing message received on their phone.
  • 33% of U.S. mobile customers prefer offers via text message to those via… Mobile Web (21%). Apps (11%). Voice Mail (8%).
  • Brands using SMS to reach customers connect with 95% of all smartphone & non-smartphone users.
  • 75% of customers prefer a mobile friendly site (Google, 2012)
  • World wide there are over 6.5 billion cell phone subscriptions. There are almost six times more mobile phones than laptops.
  • There are 360 million mobile subscriptions in the U.S. That’s more than one for every man, woman and child currently living in the United States
  • Over 40% say they would rather lose their wallet than their phone
  • 7 out of 10 people sleep with their mobile phones within arms reach


Researchers have discoverd that almost 40% of consumers who previously opted in to receiving promotional emails from a retail marketer are also interested in getting promotional messages from these same retailers via SMS or text messaging. These are significant numbers.  There has been a 96% increase in mobile sales year-over-year and while the percentage of emails being read on a mobile devices has increased it is no where close SMS Text messaging usage. Marketers will have a massive opportunity to drive online and in-store purchases this year through mobile marketing.

Daily Texting Stats

Of customers who like SMS Text Message Coupons:

  • 42% prefer location-based offers
  • 39% like general discounts, offers and deals
  • 37% want to hear about in-store sales and events
  • 32% are into gift guides and product recommendations

In terms of age breakdowns, 64% of younger adults (18-29) prefer to receive the location-based offers but not far behind were 30-39 year olds (50%) and 40-54 year olds (42%). All of this lends credence to the fact that the use of mobile smartphone technology is growing across many generations.

QR Code - Take this post Mobile!
Use this unique QR (Quick Response) code from Velocity Mobile Marketing with your smart device. The code will save the url of this webpage to the device for mobile sharing and storage.

Expand Your Reach