Number of PayPal's total active registered user accounts from 1st quarter 2010 to 2nd quarter 2019
(in millions)
PayPal: active registered user accounts 2010-2019
This statistic shows the number of total active user accounts on the online payment platform PayPal. In the second quarter of 2019, there were 286 million accounts active worldwide, representing a 17 percent year-on-year growth.

PayPal
PayPal is a global online payment business allowing users to make payments and money transfers online. In 2002, PayPal was acquired by auction site eBay and has made great gains in visibility and online popularity since then. The service is often considered as the leader of the online and mobile payment market. Many retailers such as BestBuy and Home Depot and digital content sellers like Humble Bundle or Valve use PayPal as an in-store payment or digital wallet top-up method. Online payment providers usually generate revenue through transaction fees.

Recently, brick-and-mortar retailers and shops have also begun to accept PayPal as a mobile payment method. As of December 2018, 36 percent of North American retailers already accepted PayPal as a payment method and 34 percent planned to accept it within the next 24 months. Customers are required to use their NFC-enabled mobile device to make a payment or use a PayPal card, which can also be swiped or touched in at physical point-of-sale locations. In 2018, the service's annual mobile payment volume amounted to 227 billion US dollars, representing a 46 percent growth compared to the previous year.

The market for online payment providers was created through the ubiquity of online shopping and online retail opportunities. The advantages of wide-reaching global payment systems allow for easier online buying, especially when taking the growth of mobile commerce into account. Other digital wallet services include Google Wallet as well as US-based Square, Lemon Wallet and LevelUp. Traditional payment providers MasterCard and Visa also offer digital wallets.
Number of PayPal's total active registered user accounts from 1st quarter 2010 to 2nd quarter 2019
(in millions)
Active registered accounts in millions
Q2 '19286
Q1 '19277
Q4 '18267
Q3 '18254
Q2 '18244
Q1 '18237
Q4 '17229
Q3 '17220
Q2 '17212
Q1 '17205
Q4 '16197
Q3 '16192
Q2 '16188
Q1 '16184
Q4 '15179
Q3 '15173
Q2 '15169
Q1 '15165.2
Q4 '14161.5
Q3 '14156.9
Q2 '14152.5
Q1 '14148.4
Q4 '13142.6
Q3 '13137.4
Q2 '13132.4
Q1 '13127.7
Q4 '12122.7
Q3 '12117.4
Q2 '12113.2
Q1 '12109.8
Q4 '11106.3
Q3 '11103
Q2 '11100.3
Q1 '1197.7
Q4 '1094.4
Q3 '1090.5
Q2 '1087.2
Q1 '1084.3
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PayPal: active registered user accounts 2010-2019
This statistic shows the number of total active user accounts on the online payment platform PayPal. In the second quarter of 2019, there were 286 million accounts active worldwide, representing a 17 percent year-on-year growth.

PayPal
PayPal is a global online payment business allowing users to make payments and money transfers online. In 2002, PayPal was acquired by auction site eBay and has made great gains in visibility and online popularity since then. The service is often considered as the leader of the online and mobile payment market. Many retailers such as BestBuy and Home Depot and digital content sellers like Humble Bundle or Valve use PayPal as an in-store payment or digital wallet top-up method. Online payment providers usually generate revenue through transaction fees.

Recently, brick-and-mortar retailers and shops have also begun to accept PayPal as a mobile payment method. As of December 2018, 36 percent of North American retailers already accepted PayPal as a payment method and 34 percent planned to accept it within the next 24 months. Customers are required to use their NFC-enabled mobile device to make a payment or use a PayPal card, which can also be swiped or touched in at physical point-of-sale locations. In 2018, the service's annual mobile payment volume amounted to 227 billion US dollars, representing a 46 percent growth compared to the previous year.

The market for online payment providers was created through the ubiquity of online shopping and online retail opportunities. The advantages of wide-reaching global payment systems allow for easier online buying, especially when taking the growth of mobile commerce into account. Other digital wallet services include Google Wallet as well as US-based Square, Lemon Wallet and LevelUp. Traditional payment providers MasterCard and Visa also offer digital wallets.
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