In 2013, 14% had no mobile presence and just 9% were responsive.
Google’s latest algorithm will penalize brands not effectively addressing their mobile consumers’ needs via a mobile-ready site. The easiest way to address this for online retailers is to implement a responsive design.
But let’s take a step back: why is it taking a Google algorithm change to light a fire under the ecommerce industry when it comes to putting mobile first? No, it isn’t that the ecommerce industry is slow to accept disruption or innovation, nor is it that the industry was unaware of the trend. Instead, for most ecommerce companies, the decision to deprioritize mobile-readiness came down to the numbers. Simply put, mobile visitors convert at drastically lower numbers than desktop visitors (0.8% compared to 2.78%, respectively). And, lower conversions means lower revenue...
Via Jeff Domansky