Global Contactless Payment Transaction Market: Snapshot
Stiff competition prevails in the global contactless payment transaction market. This is because there are a sizeable number of small and large service providers and entry into the market is quite easy. Of late, the entry of banks, card companies, telecom companies, and payment companies that are foraying into contactless payment services has further intensified competition in the market.
In order to ensure sustainable returns, service providers are focused on crafting innovative marketing strategies for a higher rate of conversion. For example, Samsung developed magnetic secure transmission, which releases a magnetic signal that imitates the magnetic strip on traditional payment cards.
The key factor driving the contactless payment transaction market is the increasing demand for speedy transactions, especially in the retail and transport sectors underpinned by the rising use of smartphones. Proving to be a hindrance, on the flip side, is the high installation cost of point-of-sale (PoS) machines for contactless payment as compared to normal PoS machines.
As per a report by Transparency Market Research, the global contactless payment transaction market is projected to rise at a whopping 55.5% CAGR from 2017 to 2025 for the market’s valuation to reach US$801.44 bn by 2025.
Retail Leading End-use Segment due to Demand for Speedy Counter Sales Processes
In terms of mode of payment, the segments of the market are wearable devices, contactless card (RFID/NFC), and contactless mobile payment. The segment of contactless card (NFC/RFID) is estimated to contribute the leading revenue to the global contactless payment transaction market over the forecast period. The segment of wearable devices comprise transactions carried out over smart watch or smart band. The segment of wearable devices is anticipated to rise at a substantial rate in the upcoming years. Contactless mobile payment segment includes payments made via smartphones.
The global contactless payment transaction market is classified into hospitality, media and entertainment, transport, retail, healthcare, and others depending upon end use. Among these, the segment of retail is anticipated to contribute the leading revenue to the global market for contactless payment transaction followed by the transport and hospitality sectors in the coming years.
Europe to Remain at the Global Market’s Forefront
The global contactless payment market, based on geography, has been segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and South America. Powered by the increasing adoption of NFC-enabled smart wearable devices and growing use of contactless cards, Europe is anticipated to display relatively speedy growth amongst other key regional segments. In the region, contactless cards is projected to contribute the leading revenue backed by growth in retail and transport end-use industries in the U.K., Poland, and Germany. According to the data published by the U.K. card association, the number of contactless cards issued in the U.K. was 857 million in 2015.
Asia Pacific is expected to display relatively fast adoption of NFC-enabled contactless devices and wearable devices with the launch of apps such as Samsung Pay. The region is expected to display higher growth rate over other regions and second after Europe. Within Asia Pacific, retail/e-commerce, hospitality, and transportation sectors are expected to contribute significant revenues backed by economic development in India, China, and South Korea.
North America contactless payment transaction market is displaying sound growth backed by a large consumer base of mobile phone users.
Some of the prominent names operating in the global contactless payment transaction market profiled in this report are Apple Inc., Barclays, Ingenico Group, Heartland Payment Systems Inc., Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Inside Secure, Samsung Electronics Ltd., On Track Innovations Ltd., Verifone Systems Inc., Gemalto N.V., and Wirecard AG.
Contactless Payment Transaction Market: Overview
This report on the global contactless payment transaction market provides analysis for the period 2015–2025, wherein 2016 is the base year and the period from 2017 to 2025 is the forecast period. Data for 2015 has been included as historical information. The report covers market dynamics including drivers, restraints opportunities, and trends expected to influence the global contactless payment transaction market growth during the said period. Mode of payments that are playing a major role in the driving the global contactless payment transaction market have also been covered in the study.
The study provides a comprehensive analysis on market growth throughout the above forecast period in terms of revenue estimates (in US$ Bn), across different geographies. Contactless payment is a safe and sound method for consumers to buying products or services through credit card, debit card, contactless card (NFC/RFID), contactless wearable devices, and contactless mobile payment, by using NFC or RFID technology. Furthermore, in contactless payment consumer needs to tap their purchasing card near a sales desk which is known as “tap-and-go” also it does not require a PIN or signature.
Contactless Payment Transaction Market: Segmentation
The contactless payment transaction market has been segmented on the basis of mode of payment and end-use. Based on mode of payment, the market has been further classified into Contactless Card (NFC/RFID), Wearable Devices, Contactless Mobile Payment. By end-use, the market is further classified into Hospitality, Transport, Media & Entertainment, Retail, Healthcare, Others.
Geographically, the report classifies the global contactless payment transaction market into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America; the regions are analyzed in terms of revenue generation. Furthermore, the study also includes quantitative analysis of the competitive scenario for region wise prominent countries which covered in the report include the following - the U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., Poland, Sweden, China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil and Argentina. The market size and forecast for each region has been provided for the period from 2015 to 2025 along with the CAGR (%) for the forecast period from 2017 to 2025.
Contactless Payment Transaction Market: Scope of the Report
The report also includes key industry developments in the contactless payment transaction market. Porter Five Force analysis is also included in the report. Ecosystem Analysis which identifies the process of distribution of the product in the contactless payments services is also covered in the report. The report also covers segment wise, market attractiveness analysis and market positioning analysis for all regions covered in the scope of study.
This report shows market attractiveness analysis for all the segments and for all the regions in the scope of study which identifies and compares segments market attractiveness on the basis of CAGR and market share index.
Contactless Payment Transaction Market: Competitive Landscape
The report also includes competition landscape which include competition matrix, market position analysis of major players in the global contactless payment based on their 2016 revenues, profiling of major players (Contactless Card (NFC/RFID), Wearable Devices, and Contactless Mobile Payment providers). Competition matrix benchmarks leading players on the basis of their capabilities and potential to grow. Factors including market position, offerings and R&D focus are attributed to company’s capabilities. Factors including top line growth, market share, segment growth, infrastructure facilities and future outlook are attributed to company’s potential to grow. This section also identifies and includes various recent developments carried out by the leading players.
Company profiling includes company overview, major business strategies adopted, SWOT analysis and market revenues for past years. The key players profiled in the global contactless payment transaction market include Apple Inc., Barclays, Gemalto N.V., Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., Ingenico Group, Inside Secure, On Track Innovations LTD, Samsung Electronics Ltd., Verifone Systems, Inc., and Wirecard AG.
The global contactless payment transaction market is segmented as below:
Global Contactless Payment Transaction Market, By Mode of Payment
- Contactless Card (NFC/RFID)
- Wearable Devices
- Contactless Mobile Payment
Global Contactless Payment Transaction Market, By End-Use
- Media & Entertainment
Global Contactless Payment Transaction Market, By Geography
- North America
- The U.S.
- Rest of North America
- The U.K.
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
- South America
- Rest of South America