E-commerce boom and push towards cashless economy are the key drivers in the global market
E-commerce is well and truly here to stay and has revolutionized the retail industry. E-commerce has essentially transformed the world into one big global village, allowing companies to reach customers in far-flung areas. The developing world in particular is predicted to be ‘mobile-first’ or even ‘mobile-only’, and smartphone sales have already eclipsed that of traditional PCs. The comfort and convenience provided by mobile e-commerce is unparalleled and it aims to cater to the demand for niche products as well as traditional ones. Any company that chooses to ignore the mobile e-commerce movement does so at its own peril. The smartphone explosion has led to mobile wallets and contactless payments being adopted slowly but surely. Developing countries are leading the way when it comes to becoming cashless and they have taken to the mobile phone to transfer funds like no other device. A few of the factors responsible for widespread adoption of mobile payments include efficiency, cost-effectiveness, usability, transaction security and interoperability. Even though credit and debit cards currently enjoy a higher rate of usage, the advent of mobile payment Apps and other contactless payments should ensure that they become the go-to-solution for all kinds of payment needs in the future.
Reduced transaction time, convenience and ease of use vital in retail industry
As retailers install new payment terminals to enable contactless payment, this will go a long way in solving logistical constraints. With the introduction of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay, the millennial generation is at the forefront of adopting new technology by embracing mobile payments. With this seismic shift in payment methods, it is logical to assume that even older generations will follow millennials and take to mobile payments in retail. Adopting and enabling mobile payments allows companies to invest in newer technology that is far more user-friendly and intuitive. Consumers would also be happy to use these services that would make their daily lives immeasurably easier. A smartphone is a gadget that is more of a necessity than a luxury in the 21st century and companies have not been blind to this. They are well-aware that their customers are using their mobile for anything and everything and therefore, mobile payments would be the next logical step in the journey towards a cashless economy. Mobile contactless payments are quickly becoming the new normal method to pay retailers as the need to visit an ATM to withdraw cash is eliminated.
Security breaches the key concern for mobile payments in retail
With any new technology, security or the lack of it will always be on the back of consumers’ minds. There are a number of cases where retail merchants have reported loss of confidential information pertaining to their customers. This problem is compounded by customer information being stored on the cloud as this can make it potentially vulnerable to a security breach or data theft. Many mobile payment solutions in the global consumer mobile payments market still use the old-fashioned username and password combination that make them ripe for a hacker to attack. Although steps have been taken to safeguard financial information by including solutions such as fingerprint scanners, biometric authorization and tokenization, additional security will always be welcomed. In addition to this, PCI DSS security standards ensure total financial security by providing a PCI certificate without which a retail merchant cannot store or process any payment.
Retail end-use industry segment will continue to dominate the global consumer mobile payments market till 2026
The retail end-use industry segment is anticipated to retain its stronghold in the global consumer mobile payments market till the end of the forecast period. From a value of just over US$ 200 Billion in the year 2016, the retail segment will be worth nearly US$ 9 Trillion by the end of the year 2026, recording a massive CAGR of 45.4%. The retail segment was predicted to account for a value share of 24% of the global consumer mobile payments market in the year 2016 and this share should grow to just under 32% by the end of the forecast period.
Persistence Market Research in its report ‘Consumer Mobile Payments Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016 - 2026’, has conducted a comprehensive study of the global consumer mobile payments market for the period 2016-2026. The global consumer mobile payments market has been analyzed by looking at key metrics including absolute dollar opportunity, incremental dollar opportunity, CAGR, and Y-o-Y growth rate. In addition to this, the analysts at PMR have given their opinion on both the present state as well as the trends that can be expected in the global consumer mobile payments market throughout the forecast period.
Persistence Market Research has devised a world-class research methodology to create the global consumer mobile payments market report. As a first step, the analysts conduct extensive primary as well as secondary research. A list of key market players that includes all major stakeholders in every node of the value chain is developed and a questionnaire for each one of them is prepared to get all the necessary information required in the global consumer mobile payments market. After enough data has been gathered, it is validated using the triangulation method that combines primary data and secondary data with PMR expert analysis to obtain the final output. The final output is then thoroughly scrutinized with advanced proprietary tools to gain all possible quantitative and qualitative insights into the global consumer mobile payments market.
To prepare the global consumer mobile payments market report, a few assumptions have been made with respect to various factors. Some acronyms have also been used for the sake of simplicity and both the assumptions and acronyms have been explained within their own section of the global consumer mobile payments market report.
The global consumer mobile payments market report begins with an executive summary. In this section, an overview of the global consumer mobile payments market has been provided, along with CAGR in terms of value and the revenue share by both Mode of Payment and End-use Industry. The most important drivers, restraints and trends follow this and the executive summary concludes with the current scenario and future outlook that can be expected in the global consumer mobile payments market. The market introduction section of the global consumer mobile payments market report comprises the market definition and taxonomy.
By End-Use Industry
By Mode of Payment
The global consumer mobile payments market has been divided into seven geographic regions for the purpose of the study. The Y-o-Y growth as well as the Basis Point Share (BPS) analysis for each region has been highlighted in the report. A market size forecast in terms of U.S dollars for all the seven studied regions along with their individual market attractiveness analysis is accounted for in this vital section of the global consumer mobile payments market report. The global consumer mobile payments market has been segmented on the basis of region, mode of payment and end-use industry. The report mentions the BPS analysis and Y-o-Y growth projections for the different segments in the global consumer mobile payments market. Market dynamics must be understood before entering a market as adopting a wrong strategy could be truly disastrous for the organization. In this all-important section, the macro-economic factors shaping the global consumer mobile payments market are profiled. Drivers impacting the global consumer mobile payments market from both the supply and demand side as well as market restraints have been analyzed. The most important trends in the global consumer mobile payments market along with recent developments to take note of provide the reader with a deluge of information that can be incredibly beneficial.
The next logical step after a thorough market analysis would be identifying the competition. The competition landscape section includes four main subsections. In the market structure subsection, the revenue of the entire global consumer mobile payments market has been provided and a breakup of the prominent player revenue has been contrasted with that of other companies. A competition pie-chart that is extremely easy to understand gives both existing as well as potential entrants in the global consumer mobile payments market an idea of what to expect. Some of the most important players in the global consumer mobile payments market have been profiled by highlighting their key financials, SWOT, revenue and Y-o-Y growth, and operating and net margins. The importance of financial aspects studied such as outstanding day sales, payables period, cash conversion cycle and receivable turnover cannot be overstated. Recent company specific developments and strategies give readers immense insight into how the companies operate and what their future plans are.