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The United States Payment Market Overview
The US ranks as the second-largest e-commerce market in the world, second only to China in terms of sales. Business to consumer e-commerce sales are worth $744.1 billion, and online sales growth in the US is expected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 10.2 percent to 2021.
Despite appearing to be a highly established market, the US offers significant opportunity for e-commerce growth due to the fact that e-commerce is still a minor shopping channel in the country. Online shopping in the US accounts for just 8.9 percent of overall retail sales; there is still plenty of room for the market to grow and to steal share from traditional bricks-and-mortar commerce.
Payment Methods in the United States
Key Market Indicators in the United States
Banks in the United States
Mobile Carriers in the United States
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Cards are the dominant online payment method in the US, used for 47 percent of all e-commerce transactions, or $348.74 billion in annual online sales. The success of online card payments can be attributed to longstanding familiarity with the payment method: card penetration is one of the highest out of the countries included in our report, at 2.44 debit cards and 2.01 credit cards per capita.
The ubiquity of credit and debit cards has made them an enabler of digital wallets in the U.S. With smartphones, digital wallets have the potential to extend the benefits of physical cards by seamlessly integrating loyalty programs and personalized financing offers.
|E-commerce market size||$744,1 billion|
|Internet penetration rate||78.2%|
|Mobile penetration rate||96%|
|Cellular technology standard||4G, 5G|
|Dual sim usage||3.73%|
|Popular mobile OS||iOS|
|Big Mac Index||5.67|
|Average annual income||$31,099|
|New York, NY||8,336,817|
|Los Angeles, CA||3,979,576|
|San Antonio, TX||1,547,253|
|San Diego, CA||1,423,851|
|San Jose, CA||1,021,795|