mCommerce Payments Expected to Rise to $3.1 Trillion in 2025

mCommerce Payments Expected to Rise to $3.1 Trillion in 2025

Foto: Fotolia

mCommerce payments will reach $3.1 trillion in 2025, from $2.1 trillion in 2020, according to Juniper Research. The research found that the pandemic’s massive boost to digital wallet services in the offline arena with OEM Pay has been a key driver of greater mCommerce usage; accelerating the already rapid transition from offline to online services.

The new research found that the two single largest eCommerce markets, China and the US, will see volume growth in smartphone payments for remote goods of 55% and 74% respectively, between 2020 and 2025. In China, eWallet payments are well established, with eCommerce continuing to grow, as availability and prosperity rise. In the US, OEM Pay wallets and PayPal will be the major beneficiaries of a permanent pandemic-driven shift to online shopping.

The research recommends that payment processors prioritise wallet acceptance for the most popular wallets in target countries at both the online and offline point of sale, or risk missing out on this huge opportunity. Juniper Research anticipates that this uptick in mCommerce will translate into rapid growth of new payment models, such as BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later).

Deploying BNPL via APIs in checkout processes will mean a significant shift away from traditional fee- and APR-based credit card models of consumer financing for online purchases, particularly amongst millennials less convinced of the benefits of credit card ownership. BNPL also offers significant advantages to merchants as a way to increase average basket size, whilst boosting the user experience for shoppers.

"It is critical for payment processors to prioritise building technological ecosystems to allow the acceptance of BNPL across all payment methods, or they will be left behind by more digitally-adept providers," said research author Susannah Hampton.

More from category

QR Code Payment Users Will Reach 2.2 Billion Globally by 2025

QR Code Payment Users Will Reach 2.2 Billion Globally by 2025

27 Jan 2021 comment

The total number of QR code payment users will exceed 2.2 billion in 2025, up from 1.5 billion in 2020; equating to 29% of all mobile phone users across the world in 2025, according to Juniper Research.

The EMEA PC Market Had Double-Digit Growth for a Third Consecutive Quarter

The EMEA PC Market Had Double-Digit Growth for a Third Consecutive Quarter

26 Jan 2021 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market posted strong growth in 4Q20 (16.6% YoY) and totaled 24.1 million units, according to IDC.

Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 6.2 Percent in 2021

Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 6.2 Percent in 2021

26 Jan 2021 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2021, an increase of 6.2% from 2020, according to Gartner.