Proximity mobile payment transaction value in the United States from 2015 to 2021 (in billion U.S. dollars)

U.S. proximity mobile payment transaction value 2015-2021 This statistic gives information on the proximity mobile payment transaction value in the United States from 2015 to 2021, in billion U.S. dollars. In 2021, near-field-communications or other contactless technologies are projected to generate close to 190 billion U.S. dollars in transaction value. As of 2015, about 12.7 percent of smartphone users in the United States were actively using proximity mobile payment services. Industry experts project mobile proximity payments to be amongst the most successful future mobile payment methods. Popular application areas are paying for transport and transit, as well as retail goods and services. According to a survey of digital payment users, the most common mobile in-store mobile payment method was barcode or QR code scanning and a further 12 percent had waved or tapped their mobile phone to pay at check out. Mobile wallet apps are used to facilitate mobile payments. PayPal, Google Wallet and Apple Pay are amongst the most popular digital wallet services according to users in the United States. A current example of mobile proximity payment usage is Starbucks. The coffee retailer allows customers to pay via mobile app by waving their phone at the checkout counter. Starbucks processes more than 8 million weekly mobile app payments, which account for 16 percent of all transactions.
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Annual payment transaction value (in billion U.S. dollars)
20159.77
201627.67
2017*49.29
2018*78.09
2019*113.79
2020*153.28
2021189.97
Annual payment transaction value (in billion U.S. dollars)
20159.77
201627.67
2017*49.29
2018*78.09
2019*113.79
2020*153.28
2021189.97
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This statistic gives information on the proximity mobile payment transaction value in the United States from 2015 to 2021, in billion U.S. dollars. In 2021, near-field-communications or other contactless technologies are projected to generate close to 190 billion U.S. dollars in transaction value. As of 2015, about 12.7 percent of smartphone users in the United States were actively using proximity mobile payment services. Industry experts project mobile proximity payments to be amongst the most successful future mobile payment methods. Popular application areas are paying for transport and transit, as well as retail goods and services. According to a survey of digital payment users, the most common mobile in-store mobile payment method was barcode or QR code scanning and a further 12 percent had waved or tapped their mobile phone to pay at check out. Mobile wallet apps are used to facilitate mobile payments. PayPal, Google Wallet and Apple Pay are amongst the most popular digital wallet services according to users in the United States. A current example of mobile proximity payment usage is Starbucks. The coffee retailer allows customers to pay via mobile app by waving their phone at the checkout counter. Starbucks processes more than 8 million weekly mobile app payments, which account for 16 percent of all transactions.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015 to 2017
Supplementary notes
*Forecast

Includes point of sale transactions made by using a mobile device as a payment method, including scanning, tapping, swiping or checking in with a mobile device at the point of sale to complete transaction; excludes purchases of digital goods on mobile devices, purchases made remotely on mobile devices that are delivered later on, and transactions made via tablets.
2015 values from previous publication

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