That was the conclusion on a recent report by BI Intelligence (see: http://www.businessinsider.com/tablet-shoppers-in-mobile-commerce-2013-11#ixzz2oyoQM7sq). See some highlights:
BII – Tablets draw even with smartphones in retail spending
How is it that tablets are beginning to overtake the smartphone for retail, despite the fact that there are fewer tablets than smartphones in consumer hands? It turns out tablets are perfect devices for “lean-back,” or power shopping sessions. Their large screens make it easy to pinch-to-zoom for detailed product views, browse the Web, and search. Average order values, retail traffic, and conversion rates are higher on tablets, helping them punch above their weight class.