25 Stats Prove Why Businesses Need To Accept Mobile Payments

Mobile Payments Heating Up

An August 2014 survey by Accenture found that 41% of U.S. consumers had used their phone to pay at a merchant location. That’s up from 17% in 2012. (Accenture)

Among smartphone owners who made a mobile payment at a merchant in 2014, 31% did so by scanning a bar code or QR code; 22% used a mobile app that doesn’t require scanning a code or tapping their device; and 14% tapped or waved their mobile phone at the register using a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip (FED)Mobile Payments

Awareness of mobile payments in the United States increased from 73% in 2012 to 84% in 2014, while the use of smartphones as a mobile payments device rose by 24% (Accenture)

According to a survey by the Fed, 39% of all U.S mobile payments users with smartphones made POS purchases with their mobile phone in 2014. (FED)

From 2012-2014 Consumer use of the smartphone as a mobile payments device has increased significantly over 2 years—by 24 percent in the United States and by 16% in Canada. (Accenture)

56% of consumers are willing to use their mobile device to pay for products they are shopping for. (Mobile Commerce Press)

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Between 2012 and 2013 U.S. proximity payment transaction values doubled between to reach $1.59 billion as more consumers warmed to paying for their daily cup of coffee with their phones. eMarketer projects transaction values will double again this year to reach $3.50 billion and further accelerate through 2016. (eMarketer)

Mobile-based payments in the United States are expected to reach $142 billion in volume in 2019. (NY Times)

Mobile retail spend was $182 billion last year – when mobile accounted for around 15% of eRetail (Juniper Research)

Who’s Using Mobile Payments

Millennials are the most likely of any age group to use a smartphone to make mobile payments. (Accenture)

In 2013, 22.2% of men made purchases on a smartphone, compared with 18.2% of women. (Credit Cards)

GFK reports only 24% of mobile payments happen in Store in the U.S while Australia and Japan are leading the way with 41% (GFK)

16% of those aged 55+ have used their phone to make a mobile payment. (Accenture)

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52% of Millennials use their smartphone as a mobile payment device. (Accenture)

41% of Millennials use their smartphone at least once a month to make a payment. (Accenture)

Why Consumers Love Mobile Payments

33% of consumers prefer mobile payments because they are fast. (GFK)

27% of consumers believe mobile payments makes shopping more efficient. (GFK)

28% of consumers believe paying by mobile payments is easier than other methods. (GFK)Mobile Payments

Convenience is the main reason behind consumer interest in mobile payments. Approximately 58% of consumers said they favor the convenience that mobile commerce offers over more traditional forms of commerce. (Mobile Commerce Press)

67% of consumers would use mobile payments if they received special treatment such as a seperate line to speed payment (Accenture)

The Future Of Mobile Payments

Forrester predicts that remote mobile payments — that is, purchases made via apps and mobile websites — will be the largest area of growth over the next five years. The firm expects they will reach $91 billion in volume in the United States by 2019. (NY Times)Mobile Payments

60% of consumers who already make mobile payments said they would probably do so more often if they received instant coupons as a result. (Accenture)

Studies by Visa show that Americans are twice as likely to carry a phone as cash; those between 18 and 34 are 4x more likely. (Forbes)

eMarketer predicts mobile payments will top $58 billion by 2017. (eMarketer)

BI Intelligence estimates that mobile proximity payment volume will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 153% from $1.8 billion in 2013 to $190 billion in 2018. (Business Insider)

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