PYMNTS DATA AND ANALYTICS
Our data and analytics team has developed a number of creative methodologies and frameworks that measure and benchmark the innovation that’s reshaping the payments and commerce ecosystem.
- 63.6 percent: Share of FIs believe that believe AI is an effective tool for stopping fraud before it happens.
- 80 percent: Portion of AI-using fraud specialists that believe the technology could reduce payments fraud.
- 63.9 percent: Share of fraud specialists that believe smart agents could reduce payments fraud.
B2B PAYMENTS TIPPING POINT
- 34 percent of companies say their use of ePayables will increase in the next three years.
- More than 35 percent of companies earning more than $1 billion per year have already adopted accounts payable automation.
- 61 percent of businesses say that Real-Time Payments would improve their payroll operations.
- 80 percent: Portion of electronics eCommerce sites supporting at least one buy button
- $252.46: Average ticket price of purchases made on eCommerce sites offering the Amazon Pay buy button
- $3.1 Billion: Average annual revenue of eCommerce sites that supported no buy buttons in Q2 2018 but added at least one by Q2 2019
Checkout Conversion Index
- 50.9: Average CCI score on a scale of zero to 100
- 81: Average CCI score of the top 30 merchants
- 2:29: Average time to complete an online checkout
- 64 million: Number of connected cars that will be on the road by the end of 2019
- 51 minutes: Average time American drivers spend in their cars per day
- 25 percent: Portion of drivers who are already on their phones when pulling into drive-thru lanes
- Millennials make an average of 19.3 purchases every year
- 25 percent of the Bridge Millennials that buy online prefer Amazon
- 50 percent of consumers preferred omnichannel shopping experiences
Credit Union Innovation
- 55.6 percent of CUs that focused on data analytics said they were equally focused on developing new products and new features
- 79.4 percent of CUs made AML-based initiatives their top investment focus over the previous three years
- 39 percent of analytics-focused CUs based their innovations’ ROIs on whether they reduced existing products’ operating costs
Cross-Border Gig Disbursements
- 1.5 million: Expected shortfall of college workers available to fill jobs in the U.S. market by 2020
- 38.4 percent: Share of U.S. gig workers pursuing ad hoc jobs for their flexibility
- 84 percent: Portion of talent managers in Asia seeking gig workers to meet market conditions
- More than 50 percent of consumers now shop contextually
- Approximately 1 billion devices now support Google Assistant
- Tyler Cooper, CEO of TheTake.AI, talks about what’s slowing contextual commerce’s growth and how AI can speed it up
- Most commuters (53.3 percent) are turning to voice assistants to connect while driving
- 47.2 percent of commuters used connected devices while driving said they were most interested in finding a gas station
- On average, commuters ordered coffee for pickup at a drive-thru window 65 times per year
- 36.6 percent of commuters who use voice assistants connect to the internet using their mobile devices
DIGITAL IDENTITY LIFESTYLE CAPSULE
- 34%: Portion of financial services consumers who pointed to an inconvenient authentication method as the reason for their dissatisfaction
- 71.2%: Share of both financial services and eCommerce customers who expressed satisfaction with being required to provide passwords and codes for authentication
- 100%: All surveyed healthcare consumers expressed satisfaction with providing identification documents at physical locations
- 91.1%: Share of eCommerce consumers who were required to provide email addresses when creating online accounts
- 46.7 percent of customers want to receive their funds by direct deposit into their bank accounts
- 72.9 percent of customers think that it’s “extremely” or “very” important for them to have a choice in how they receive disbursements
- 15.3 million customers received disbursements via gift cards, and none of them chose that method
ENTERPRISE RETAIL GROCERY
- Grocery or food at home products make up 20 percent of all consumer retail spending
- Cost, convenience and choice of product are the three most important factors for consumers when choosing a grocery retailer
- The average customer spends more than $4,000 a year on food and makes over 40 visits to grocery stores each year
Financial Invisibles Report
- 67.6 percent: Share of consumers who were able to pay all their bills on time in Q3 2018
- $60.4K: Average annual income of consumers who got a loan from their family or friends to pay off debt in Q3 2018
- 20.8 percent: Share of consumers who were either “very” or “extremely” interested in financial education in Q3 2018
- 38.4 percent: Share of non-seasonal gig workers
- 38.2 percent: Share of gig workers were paid via direct deposit
- 19.4 percent: Share of gig workers were not employed outside the gig economy
- Cash share accounted for 60 percent of South Africa’s GDP, as well as 37.5 percent of Saudi Arabia’s GDP.
- Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow 12 percent between 2016 and 2021.
- Middle Eastern consumers made $0.9 trillion in cash payments in 2016. This is expected to rise to $1.4 trillion by 2021.
- In South Africa, 75 percent of adults now possess bank accounts, compared to just 60 percent of adults in Turkey.
- 45 percent: Increase in account takeovers in Q2 2017
- $3.3 billion: Amount lost by merchants to account takeovers in Q2 2017
- $57.8 billion: Value of potential fraud in the eight industries studied by the Index
- 5.5 percent: Increase in total fraud from Q2 2016 to Q2 2017
- 11.64 percent: Fraud rate of transactions over $500, 22 times higher than the fraud rate for transactions worth less than $100
Global Payments Innovation
- $10 billion: Value saved in digitized deposits via the Aadhaar payment app in the last three years
- $600 million: Amount Alibaba invested in AI company SenseTime
- 34: Number of countries participating in the SCT Inst scheme
- 90.7 percent of patients said they can pay off their payment plan in full, either early or by following the plan schedule
- 89.8 percent of respondents said they would be willing to consider using a payment plan in the future, doubling the current rate of usage
- Patients who did not pay their debt and had no plans to do so faced the highest out-of-pocket average of $758
- 70 percent of patients factor in the prospect of fees when considering using a payment plan
How Consumers Pay For Elective Medical Procedures
- 9 percent: Share of consumers who considered elective care but opted out because they could not afford it
- $18.4 billion: Potential revenue for healthcare providers to gain by offering payment plans for cosmetic surgery
- 9 percent: Share of consumers who paid for at least one elective procedure in the past six months whose cost significantly applied to their deductible
HOW WE WILL PAY
- In collaboration with Visa, PYMNTS asked 2,800 U.S. consumers about the devices they own and how they use them to buy things. We also asked those consumers about the purchases they made in the past seven days, the devices they used to make those purchases and why they made a purchase with that device in that way.
- We studied the usage of connected devices such as smartphones, desktops, laptops, tablets, smart televisons, voice-activated assistants and cars with connected dashboards, among others.
- This is the second year of this study, so we were eager to observe how those consumer trends have evolved since last year’s study.
- 40.4 percent: Portion of small FIs that sought to be first to market with new products and features in 2018
- 45.7 percent: Share of mid-sized FIs’ budgets devoted to innovation in Q4 2018
- 68 percent: Portion of large FIs that will focus on payment technology over the next three years
Kiosk and Retail
- More than $1 billion worth of kiosks were ordered in 2015
- 1,000 new food and beverage kiosks were installed in 2016
- Food and Beverage kiosks produced $218 million in 2016
Making Instant Pay Global
- Public utility firm PG&E on the challenges of accepting cash payments while innovating digital payments infrastructures
- eCommerce platform SeatGeek on how Brexit is affecting its payments strategy and global expansion plans
- Scooter rental platform Lime on the importance of localizing payments as it expands to new markets
Mobile Card Services
- 50.5 percent: Share of consumers who are unaware of MCS
- 67.8 percent: Portion of consumers who are interested in MCS and who would like to receive text alerts when their cards are used
- 79.6 percent: Portion of MCS-interested respondents who are “very” or “extremely” interested in receiving alerts when cards shared with children are used
Omni Security and Authentication
- Shamoun Siddiqui, vice president and chief information security officer at Neiman Marcus, on the challenges and benefits of using AI and ML to curb cybercrime
- A Deep Dive exploring how retailers are using 3D Secure 2.0 and other tools to safeguard consumers from retail fraud
- Notable headlines from around the space, including news on recent security breaches and the latest security debuts
- 61 percent of large-format store shoppers and 54 percent of those at small-format stores said they shopped at brick-and-mortar locations about as often as they had in past years.
- Brick & Mortar Consumers were the most satisfied, giving merchants an average omnichannel satisfaction score of 37.2 out of 100,. By comparison, Any-Channel Consumers gave a score of 36.2 out of 100 and Digital Consumers awarded merchants just 35.8 out of 100.
- Purchase history capabilities were some of the most popular among shoppers who had tried various features, as 16.7 percent of those buying medications, 15 percent of those purchasing beauty services and 8.2 percent of those buying beauty products said the features were “Very Good” or “Excellent.”
• $178 billion: Potential value of pay advance wages if access were easier
• 56.8%: Share of workers in skilled segments who receive pay advances, compared to 36.6 percent of those in unskilled ones
• 41.9%: Share of gig workers living paycheck to paycheck with money saved for emergencies
• 41.5%: Portion of gig workers living paycheck to paycheck with savings who would use pay advances to pay their personal bills
Pay Advances directory
- 42.6 percent: Portion of firms that receive invoices via eInvoice solutions
- 43.8 percent: Share of AP professionals who would like to implement automatic order matching
- 11.1 percent: Portion of firms that pay suppliers using digital wallets
PAYING AT THE PUMP
- 68 percent of adults who pay for gas with mobile apps buy it as often as once per week
- 73 percent of users who pay for gas with mobile apps said they are more likely to visit the store again if the app experience is convenient
- More than half (57 percent) of consumers who pay for gas using mobile apps say they would do so more often if the apps could also pay for c-store products
- 85 percent of Bridge Millennials say that receiving discounts is the most important feature of a gas app
- 62 percent: Share of platforms that consider cyber fraud while assessing the overall costs of fraud
- 53 percent: Portion of platforms that plan to seek vendor assistance to enhance fraud detection and monitoring
- 41 percent: Share of platforms that plan to increase the size of their fraud protection teams to support future growth
Payments And The Platform Economy
- An interview with Brett Goldberg, CEO of online ticketing marketplace TickPick, on the growing need for instant payments and fee transparency in the online ticketing space
- Notable headlines, including Google’s recent expansion of its partnership with PayPal for merchant payments
- A case study on marketplace IfOnly and how it is competing in the growing experience economy
- 52.9 percent: Share of Bridge Millennials who made their last remote purchase via smartphone
- 66.7 percent: Share of consumers earning more than $100,000 per year who spent $25 to $499 on their last remote purchase
- 53.4: Share of consumers who paid using a debit card stored on their mobile wallet
- 65% of QSR managers believe using apps to place orders delivers a positive customer experience
- 92% of customers consider using an app to place a QSR order offers a positive experience
- 3% of QSR managers say self-service kiosks are the most common way consumers place orders
Retail Innovation Readiness
- 44.8 percent of consumer services firms consider innovation crucial to their survival
- 26 percent of consumer services merchants are “very” or “extremely” interested in smart POS systems
- 84.7 percent of small consumer services believe intuitive functionality is a key quality for smart POS systems
SMB Receivables Gap
- 30.4 percent: Share of early-stage, low-margin firms that are required to pay their suppliers within 15 days
- 9.4 percent: Share of intermediate, high-margin firms that must pay suppliers within 15 days
- 43.8 percent: Portion of established, high-margin firms that cite being important customers as a reason they pay late
- 46.3 percent: Share of established, high-margin firms that believe the trade credit terms they receive allow them to take on more business
Subscription Commerce Conversion
- 22.8 percent:Share of consumers who cited affordability as their reason for planning to cancel their subscription in the next year
- $386.54: The average amount annually paid by online gaming subscribers who plan to terminate their services
- 62.4 percent: Share of consumers who believe subscription companies offered plan changes — while only 45.5 percent of companies actually did so
- 70.7 percent: Percentage of digital media consumers who plan to cancel their subscriptions within one year after just one month of service, compared to 52.5 percent of online gaming and 36.2 percent of streaming consumers
- Four out of 10 travel operators struggle to manage multiple payment service providers.
- 82 percent of travel companies innovate to combat the loss of customers.
- 36 percent of travel companies expect innovations to decrease costs.
- The global travel industry pays $75B on its payments structure every year.
VIRTUAL REALITY IN RETAIL
- VR is expected to generate $1.8 billion for retail and marketing in the year 2022
- The number of VR users more than doubled in 2018, growing from 85 million to 171 million
- Revenues from VR initiatives are expected to increase by 3,000 percent over the next four years
Where Will We Bank Next?
- 57.5%: Share of consumers who would be interested in banking with non-FIs
- 37.8%: Share of Bridge Millennials who would consider banking with PayPal
- 90.6%: Share of consumers who say their primary FIs fit their needs
X-BORDER PAYMENTS OPTIMIZATION
- The United States kept its top spot in the Index, coming in as the most cross-border friendly country PYMNTS studied with an Index score of 65.9 out of 100. China rose from fourth to second place with a core of 63.9 out of 100, followed by the U.K. in third 63.2 out of 100.
- The Travel industry received the highest Index score with a 64.8 out of 100, followed by the Apparel and Accessories industry (63.0 out of 100) and the Housewares and Home Furnishing industry (59.4 out of 100).
- Visa is the most commonly accepted payment type, accepted by 94.5% of merchants, followed by Mastercard, accepted by 94 percent – and PayPal, accepted by 79.8 percent.