Javelin Strategy & Research Forecasts Mobile Proximity Payments to Reach $54 Billion by 2019

San Francisco, CA, May 7, 2015: By 2019, mobile proximity payments make up a mere 1% of all retail transactions, compared to total online payments at 9%. Mobile proximity payments are payments made by consumers at the physical point of sale using a mobile device, usually a smartphone. While the mobile proximity payments market may be in its infancy, the potential for growth and acceleration is exponential. Javelin Strategy & Research released Mobile Proximity Payments Forecast 2015, which identifies first adopters of mobile proximity payments, their attitudes toward using mobile device in the shopping experience, and estimates the market over the next five years.

iOS is the Leading Smartphone OS in Mobile Proximity Payments

Not all smartphone operating systems are equal when it comes to proximity purchasing behaviors. It’s no secret that iOS leads in purchasing, and mobile proximity payments are no exception. Almost 1 in 6 iOS smartphone owners made a proximity purchase within a 30-day period, nearly double the rate of Android smartphone owners. iOS smartphone owners made a median $20 purchase compared to $15 for Android owners.

“Power has shifted to the consumers with smartphones, and vendors must adapt and respond in new ways,” said Daniel Van Dyke, Mobile Research Specialist at Javelin Strategy & Research. “The merchant’s own app can be used to offset competitors’ shopping apps, by using targeted rewards, discounts, and loyalty points.”

By 2019, it is projected that mobile proximity payments will total $54 billion. This report, Mobile Proximity Payments Forecast 2015,  includes three years of historical data and a five-year forecast. It also includes two online surveys in 2014 of over 6,400 U.S. adult consumers to assess mobile behaviors and attitudes.

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