“With global tablet shipments rising 142% in the first quarter of 2013, the post-PC era is showing no signs of slowing down,” Monetate reports in their Ecommerce Quarterly EQ1 2013 report. “In fact, there are now more Internet-connected devices in the United States than there are people, including 31.8 million Internet-accessible tablets.”

“One year ago, 88.62% of traffic to leading ecommerce websites came from traditional desktop or laptop computers,” Monetate reports. “Today, that number continues to shrink as 10.58% of visits now come from users on tablets while almost an equal amount of visitors (10.44%) use smartphones. Keep in mind that two years ago, traffic from iPads, Android, and Kindle Fire tablets was a paltry 2%.”

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Monetate reports, “The EQ analyzes a random sample of over 500 million online shopping experiences using “same store” data across each calendar quarter.”

Monetate: Tablet Share of Website Traffic

Monetate: Website Visits by Device

Monetate: Browser Market Share

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[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]