Global Digital Payment Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2020-2026)


Emphasis on Type (Solutions, Services), Deployment (On-Premises, Cloud), Payment Mode (POS Payment, Digital Commerce), Payment Enterprises (Large, SME), End-User (BFSI, Healthcare, IT & Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Retail & E-Commerce, Transportation, Others) and Region/Country







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Digital Payment Market 1

The global digital payment market was valued at US$ 50.9 billion in 2019. Owing to the sudden COVID-19 outbreak demand for contactless payment, the market is expected to witness high growth and is expected to reach a market size of US$ 65.3 billion in 2020. Post 2020 the global digital payment market is expected to witness the growth and would grow at a CAGR of 18.55% during the 2021-2026 period to reach US$ 167.6 billion by 2026.

Digital payment is a revolution in the payments industry. With digitization and continued technological development, they can increasingly offer consumers and businesses ways of paying that are tailored, convenient and flexible. Digital payments can also aid facilitate budgeting, financial inclusion, and enable action to prevent and stop economic crime. Developed countries have already adopted digital payment solutions. Developed economies have implemented a cashless payment infrastructure centered primarily on credit cards several decades ago, but in recent years, the legacy structures have suddenly become a burden. The “Western” markets are now much slower to adopt new payment solutions than growing economies like China, India, or Eastern Europe.

Since January 2018, 1 million people a day have started using the internet. This accounts for 4.39 billion internet users worldwide in 2019, an increase of 366 million since 2018. The proliferation of smartphones and digital initiatives is driving the adoption of digital payment infrastructure. Initiatives are been taken by the government, for instance, The Digital India program is a flagship program of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the global population in drastic ways. Two in every five-card transactions in the United Kingdom are now made with contactless technology. Figures reveal that 20 million contactless transactions take place every day, equating to more than 235 per second. Online shopping has proliferated on retail websites such as Amazon, mobile payment apps. Cashback schemes are gaining momentum across the world. In the UK, the industry is experiencing exponential growth. This further acts as an added advantage of digital payment. However, operational challenges involving cross-border payments and card data security are acting as challenges in the adoption of digital payment.

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ACI Worldwide, WEX, Adyen, Global Payments, Fiserv, Novatti, PayPal, Paysafe, Worldpay and Wirecard are some of the prominent players operating in the global digital payment market. Several M&A’s along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to facilitate costumers with hi-tech and innovative products.

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“Amongst Type, Solution segment holds the major share”

Based on type, the market is fragmented into solutions and services. Several digital payment solutions are available in the market. With more than 75 billion transactions processed annually. An increase in the adoption of the solution has led to an increase in the adoption of services.

“Amongst Deployment, On-premise is expected to dominate the market during the analyzed period”

Based on the market segment by deployment, the market is segmented into cloud and On-premise. On-premise attained a maximum share of 68% in 2019. However, cloud-based solutions are more secure and advanced. As per a survey, 54% of organizations said that they plan to move more of their payment infrastructure to the cloud soon, owing to the more secure payment that could be carried out using this infrastructure.

“Amongst Payment Mode, Digital Commerce is expected to dominate the market during the analyzed period”

Based on the market segment by payment mode, the market is segmented into POS Payments and Digital Commerce. Point of Sale or POS refers to the place where a transaction takes place. The POS transaction involves a customer and a merchant along with a product or service that is being purchased through the POS system. Digital commerce dominated the market in 2019 with a market share of 60%.

“Amongst Enterprise size, Large Enterprises is expected to dominate the market during the analyzed period”

Based on the market segment by payment enterprises, the market is segmented into large and small enterprises. Large enterprises have adopted the digital payment infrastructure to make the transaction easier for customers. However, the rising popularity of digital payments is encouraging SMEs to accept payment digitally. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has further driven the growth.

“Amongst End-user, BFSI is expected to dominate the market during the analyzed period”

Based on the market segment by end-user, the market is fragmented into BSFI, healthcare, IT & telecom, media and entertainment, retail and e-commerce and others. BFSI has dominated the market with a market share of 22% in 2019. Several initiatives are taken by the government to escalate the adoption of digital payment solutions. The use of FASTag has enabled electronic toll collection mechanism for vehicles. This leads to the rapid commute and ease of collection without any longer queue.

“North America represents one of the largest markets of Digital payment market”

For a better understanding of the market dynamics of the Digital payment market, a detailed analysis was conducted for different regions in the country including North America (the U.S, Canada, and the Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia and Rest of APAC) and rest of the world has been conducted. United States generated revenue of US$ 21.1 million in 2020. The United States has the largest market for Digital payment due to high awareness.

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  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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  1.1Market Definitions
  1.2Objective of the Study
  1.4Stake Holders
  1.5Currency Used in Report
  1.6Scope of the Digital Logistics Market Study


  2.1Research Methodology for the Digital Logistics Market
   2.1.1Main Objective of the Digital Logistics Market


  6.1Inventory Management
  6.2Warehouse Management System
  6.3Fleet Management
  7.1Large Enterprises
  7.2Small-Medium Enterprises
  9.4Food & Beverages
  9.5Oil & Gas
  10.1Market Attractiveness Index, By Region
  10.2North America Digital Logistics Market 
   10.2.1United States
   10.2.3Rest of North America
  10.3Europe Digital Logistics Market
   10.3.1United Kingdom
   10.3.6Rest of Europe
  10.4Asia-Pacific Digital Logistics Market
   10.4.5Rest of Asia-Pacific
  10.5Rest of World Digital Logistics Market


  11.1Demand Side Analysis
  11.2Supply Side Analysis
   11.2.1Top Product Launches
   11.2.2Top Business Partnerships
   11.2.3Top Business Expansions, Investments and Divestitures
   11.2.4Top Merger and Acquisitions


  14.1Market Drivers
  14.2Market Challenges
  14.3Impact Analysis
  16.1Digital Logistics Market Share, By Company, 2020 (%)
  16.2Top Logistics Tech Startups Company
  17.6HCL Technologies
  17.7Samsung SDS
  17.8Cloud Logistics
  17.9Digi Logistics
  17.10Tech Mahindra

Research Methodology

Analyzing the historical availability, estimation of the current demand and forecasting the future demand of Digital Payments due to the sudden breakdown of COVID-19 in the most affected countries around the world were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the availability and demand of digital payment arises due to COVID-19 outbreak. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical numbers and estimate the current demand. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted; with healthcare experts and other industry experts across the value chain of the medical device sector. Post assumption and validation of the numbers through primary interviews, we employed a bottom-up approach to forecast the complete demand size of Digital Payment that arises due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the availability of several Digital Payment across the COVID-19 most affected region through various sources such as government statements, press releases, journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, research surveys, third-party database and other credible publications.

Step 2: Region Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the overall market, a detailed secondary analysis was conducted to gather historical market insights and share for different segments for the global digital payment. The major segments included in the report are the type, deployment, payment mode, payment enterprise and end-user.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical number of digital payments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current demand for the digital payment that arises due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, we conducted Factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as the proliferation of smartphones and digital initiatives, government support and initiatives. Through analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenario considering top partnerships, merger and acquisition, business expansion, product launches and analyzing the list of start-ups in the Digital Payment industry across the globe.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Demand Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the markets, market shares of these players and the industry’s supply chain. All the required percentage shares split and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weightage was assigned to different factors including market drivers, restraints, trends and opportunities available for stakeholders in the industry. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e. Bottom-up/Top-down was applied to arrive at the market forecast to 2026 for different segments. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value and rate of adoption of digital payment globally
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in major applications and markets as well as the market share of each player. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the ever-growing global digital payment market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including top medical professionals, research experts from major universities, health institutes, top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, and Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Market Engineering

Data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall demand estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each studied regions.

Main objective of the Global Digital Payment Demand Analysis-COVID-19 Impact

The current & future Digital Payment demand trends were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments from the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future demand trends were determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and demand forecast of Digital Payment due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors about the industry
  • Major regions studied in the report include North America (the U.S and Canada), Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and United Kingdom), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India and Australia) and the rest of the world
  • Define and analyze the competitive landscape of the Digital Payment market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Consumer viewpoint while opting for Digital Payment
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry