Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Online Consumer Payments Report Available

Research and Markets has released an Online Consumer Payments Report in which it claims to examine the Past, the Present and the Future of Online Payments. Here's an overview:

Online consumer payment volumes continue to grow rapidly as more consumers warm to the online experience and begin to purchase goods and services online with an increasing appetite. As a result, the online consumer payments market is becoming competitive, fast moving and volatile. Having said this, the opportunities provided by online commerce are vast and should not be overlooked.


The scope of the discussion in this report is restricted to B2C (business-to-consumer) online commerce globally. In the B2C online commerce both goods and service sectors are considered. Although the bulk of the data provided covers Europe and the US, where possible general consumer trends are considered on a global scale. Online payment mechanisms discussed in this briefing include credit and debit cards, prepaid cards, eWallets and P2P payments solutions.


Credit cards are the preferred method of payment online among consumers globally. However, ultimately the credit card does not perform well in a card-not-present context - the need to create 3D Secure protocols highlights this. Therefore, the credit card is flawed as an online payment tool and issuers must innovate to defend their share of the market from non-card providers. Indeed, PayPal has grown strongly into a major online payment solution provider. In 2007, €34.3 billion of PayPal transactions were made; equivalent in size to the value of card transactions in Austria. (anyone else feel that's an odd analogy???)

Reasons to Purchase Report:

Besides having a spare €3077 Euros (for the hard copy) ...the Online Consumer Payments examines the past, present and future of the online consumer payment market. It highlights which payment solutions have been developed, indicating the key components of a ‘winning’ online payment solution. Use this report to understand key trends relating to consumers and merchants behaviour online and their attitudes towards the online environment.

Key Topics Covered:

Table of figures
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What is this report about?
Who is the target reader?
Scope of the report
Our definition of an online consumer payment
Trends in Online Consumer Payments
Key findings

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Source: Datamonitor
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