March 1, 2021

US Proximity Mobile Payment Users, by Platform, 2021 (millions)


A proximity mobile payment is a point-of-sale (POS) transaction made by using a mobile phone as a payment method. Also known as POS mobile wallet payments and POS mobile contactless payments. Includes scanning, tapping, or swiping a mobile phone at the POS to complete a transaction; excludes ... purchases of digital goods on mobile phones, purchases made remotely on mobile phones that are delivered later on and transactions made via tablets. Examples include Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Starbucks mobile app. More


Estimates are based on the analysis of the market presence of major mobile payment players; estimates from other research firms; and consumer smartphone, mobile payment adoption, and retail spending trends.