Mobile payment usage in the United States as of December 2017, by product type

This statistic presents the most popular types of purchases paid through mobile payment apps. According to a December 2017 survey consumers who had made purchases via mobile, it was found that online shopping apps for stores such as Amazon or Walmart were the most commonly used mobile purchase apps with a 70 percent usage rate among mobile buyers.

Which types of apps did you use in the past 3 months to pay for goods or services through your mobile phone?

Share of respondents
Online stores (Amazon, Wal-mart, etc.) 70%
Fast food restaurant (Chik-fil-a, McDonald’s, etc.) 43%
Entertainment (music, movies, etc.) 41%
Coffee shop (Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc.) 37%
Car service/Taxi (Uber, Lyft, etc.) 35%
Games (Clash of Clans, Mobile Strike, etc.) 34%
Speciality retail store (Best Buy, Office Depot, Stapes, etc.) 28%
Grocery store/supermarket 27%
Gas (Exxon Mobil, Speedway, etc.) 22%
Transportation (mass transit, parking fees, etc.) 15%
Car sharing services (Zipcar, Car2go, RelayRides, etc.) 9%
Other, please specify 0%
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Release date

January 2018


United States

Survey time period

December 2017

Number of respondents

110 respondents

Age group

25 years and older

Special properties

used mobile phone to make purchases

Method of interview

Online survey

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