Number of PayPal's total active registered user accounts from 1st quarter 2010 to 3rd quarter 2017 (in millions)

PayPal: active registered user accounts 2010-2017 This statistic shows the number of total active registered user accounts to online payment platform PayPal. In the third quarter of 2017, more than 218 million accounts were active worldwide.
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 2016, 34 percent of North American retailers already accepted PayPal as a payment method and 21 percent planned to accept it within the next 12 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 2016, the service's annual mobile payment volume amounted to 102 billion US dollars, representing a 43 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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Active registered accounts in millions
Q1 '1084.3
Q2 '1087.2
Q3 '1090.5
Q4 '1094.4
Q1 '1197.7
Q2 '11100.3
Q3 '11103
Q4 '11106.3
Q1 '12109.8
Q2 '12113.2
Q3 '12117.4
Q4 '12122.7
Q1 '13127.7
Q2 '13132.4
Q3 '13137.4
Q4 '13142.6
Q1 '14148.4
Q2 '14152.5
Q3 '14156.9
Q4 '14161.5
Q1 '15165.2
Q2 '15169
Q3 '15173
Q4 '15179
Q1 '16184
Q2 '16188
Q3 '16192
Q4 '16197
Q1 '17203
Q2 '17210
Q3 '17218
Active registered accounts in millions
Q1 '1084.3
Q2 '1087.2
Q3 '1090.5
Q4 '1094.4
Q1 '1197.7
Q2 '11100.3
Q3 '11103
Q4 '11106.3
Q1 '12109.8
Q2 '12113.2
Q3 '12117.4
Q4 '12122.7
Q1 '13127.7
Q2 '13132.4
Q3 '13137.4
Q4 '13142.6
Q1 '14148.4
Q2 '14152.5
Q3 '14156.9
Q4 '14161.5
Q1 '15165.2
Q2 '15169
Q3 '15173
Q4 '15179
Q1 '16184
Q2 '16188
Q3 '16192
Q4 '16197
Q1 '17203
Q2 '17210
Q3 '17218

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This statistic shows the number of total active registered user accounts to online payment platform PayPal. In the third quarter of 2017, more than 218 million accounts were active worldwide.
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 2016, 34 percent of North American retailers already accepted PayPal as a payment method and 21 percent planned to accept it within the next 12 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 2016, the service's annual mobile payment volume amounted to 102 billion US dollars, representing a 43 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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Release date
October 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1st quarter 2010 to 3rd quarter 2017
Supplementary notes
Figures from 2010 were taken from eBay's 2010 Q4 2010 release.
* All registered accounts that successfully sent or received at least one payment or payment reversal through the PayPal system or Bill Me Later accounts that are currently able to transact and that received a statement within the last 12 months.

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