Can Consumer-Created Content Help to Tap $3B Teens Spend Online?
- According to the report, 25% of teens say their parents always take into account their opinion about household purchases.
- Of teens who make purchases online, 83% still make purchases with their parents present, via their parents' credit or debit card.
"Even though teens account for only three percent of online sales right now, they can be very influential on overall household buying," said Patti Freeman Evans, JupiterResearch Senior Analyst and lead author of the report.
"Retailers should look to consumer-created content and sites with expert advice to target early-adopter teens," said David Schatsky, president of JupiterKagan. "Teenagers are internet-savvy and retailers must understand their characteristics and behaviors to catch them as they begin making their first independent online purchases."