Return Path hat die Nutzung von E‑Mails auf mobilen Endgeräten analysiert und die interessanten Ergebnisse in der neuen Studie “ ” veröffentlicht. Laut der Studie werden mittlerweile 16% der E‑Mails auf mobilen Endgeräten gelesen — das entspricht einem Wachstum von beachtlichen 81% in dem Zeitraum von Oktober 2010 bis März 2011.
Nachfolgend die wichtigsten Ergebnisse:
- Where is email most often read?
The study finds an explosive 81% growth in mobile email viewership. While mobile email viewership is expected to continue to increase, webmail and desktop viewership isn’t going away. People are consuming email anywhere and everywhere they are – at home, in the office and on the road. The leading platform for viewing email is webmail with 48% of the total. Desktop use is a little more than 36% of views with mobile access coming in around 16%. When it comes to desktop access, Outlook (with all versions of that platform combined) owns 63% of the views. The 81% growth in the accessing of email via a mobile device comes at the expense of webmail access, with desktop use remaining steady.
- Day of Week Affects Email Usage
Not surprising, the study shows that mobile email activity occurs more when people are on the move with increased activity seen heading into the weekend. Desktop use remains high through the week, spiking on Wednesdays, and then shows a dramatic drop-off on the weekends. Webmail use is lower during the week – lowest in fact, on Wednesday, with more use seen on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, with a big uptick on Saturday and Sunday. Mobile use shows a more steady pattern through the week, with a rise beginning on Thursday that then goes up further on Friday and Saturday, and starts tapering on Sunday (while still remaining higher than weekday use).
- Mobile Email Definition Changing
While still a small percentage of overall viewership, the use of mobile devices and in particular tablets is rising quickly. What is critical for marketers to know is that with the introduction of the tablet, the definition of mobile changed permanently. As tablet use becomes more common, new kinds of email experiences in new places and times are now available to consumers. Marketers need to adapt to the ways consumers are viewing content as an important part of staying ahead of the curve.