Over Half of All APAC Customers Leave a Web or Mobile Site After Page One; Contentsquare Benchmark Report Sheds Light on Digital Experience Opportunity

Analysis of 46 billion browsing sessions also reveals digital leaders are driving performance and growth

Over Half of All APAC Customers Leave a Web or Mobile Site After Page One; Contentsquare Benchmark Report Sheds Light on Digital Experience Opportunity
Jonathan Cherki, Founder and CEO, Contentsquare

Over half of APAC customers leave a web or mobile site after viewing just one page — a figure that’s up +11% from the previous year. Additionally, a 54% average scroll rate across industries shows that many customers don’t make it past the halfway point on any given web page. These findings are featured in the 2022 Digital Experience Benchmark, a new report by leading experience analytics company Contentsquare. Based on analysis of 46 billion web sessions from around the globe and across 14 industries, the report is designed to help brands benchmark their digital performance against industry averages, highlighting where they should focus their attention and resources to gain a competitive advantage in today’s crowded market.

With increased online activity and digital adoption in recent years, customers’ expectations for more seamless and rewarding digital journeys are evidently on the rise. Organisations that have made vast improvements in digital experiences are quickly realising the return of their efforts, both in terms of the bottom line as well as cementing more meaningful connections with their audiences and customers. In 2021, APAC brands clocked an average conversion rate of 1.2%.

The report also notes that average page loading times are better on mobile than on desktop (1.37 seconds vs. 1.97 seconds), suggesting brands have been heeding their customers and prioritising the smartphone experience. With an average 57% of digital traffic coming from mobile devices, APAC businesses are understanding the importance of thinking mobile-first and creating experiences that transcend channels.

Overall, despite growing expectations from consumers and the digital disruption underway, leaders across industries are seizing the digital opportunity and investing in digital experiences that are human at their core. The travel and hospitality sector stood out from the rest with the lowest bounce rate at 40%, while the B2B, financial services and media sectors tied with the highest at 68%.

Jonathan Cherki, Founder and CEO at Contentsquare commented, “Digital experience is a  top priority for brands globally, but many experiences still fall short of customer expectations, mainly because many businesses still struggle to understand what makes their customers happy and what frustrates them.” 

“Contentsquare provides businesses with unique insights into how people behave the way they do online, and why. With our 2022 Digital Experience Benchmark report, we’re making the CX trends available that we’ve observed over the past twelve months, to level the playing field for companies of all sizes, regardless of their access to data resources and analysis capabilities. We hope that it will help brands better understand their audience, keep pace with their industry, and empower their teams to create more human digital experiences.” 

Albert Nel, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Contentsquare added, “Asia Pacific consumers’ digital-first, mobile savviness has only grown from strength to strength over the last two years. With mobile democratising how we live and shop for the long run, APAC brands and marketers have a wealth of opportunity in leveraging customer intelligence to design experiences that match user goals and expectations.”

To find out more about Contentsquare’s 2022 Digital Experience Benchmark report, visit here