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Pay Card Reader Market Trends

ID: MRFR//3801-CR | 117 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| July 2019

Global Pay-card Reader Market Overview:

Pay-card Reader Market Size was valued at USD 57.3 Billion in 2023. The pay-card reader market industry is projected to grow from USD 59.59 Billion in 2024 to USD 78.42 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.49% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The market's expansion can be linked to the expanding popularity of contactless payments as well as the rising demand for credit and debit cards. A rise in the number of people who are at ease making payments using their phones or other portable devices has also occurred with the introduction of smartphones and other mobile gadgets. Manufacturers of pay card readers can take advantage of this expanding user base, which serves as a significant market driver for them.

Pay Card Reader Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Pay-card Reader Market Trends

  • Rising contactless payment method is driving the market growth

People are compelled to remain inside during the ensuing lockdowns because of the elevated risk of contracting the illness. Consumer interaction is restricted in the pandemic scenario, which also promotes the digitalization of commerce and other activities. Due to the pandemic, contactless payment methods are being increasingly adopted while buying and selling things, such as groceries and household goods. According to a Fiserv (US) analysis from May 2020, users will view contactless (tap-and-pay) payments as the most secure method of payment. In actuality, pay-card reader’s payment transactions are securely encrypted and provide superior convenience, simple financial record management, and secure financial transactions over conventional cash-based purchases. As a result, more people are using pay-card readers, which is causing the market to rise overall.

In addition, the growing use of these devices to handle payments using contactless technology in the healthcare industry is to be credited. When compared to more conventional payment methods like cash or checks, contactless payment systems are more popular because they speed up transactions and save money. Additionally, these readers have cutting-edge security capabilities that more effectively prevent fraud than ever before. Similar to other industries, the transportation and entertainment sector is expanding because of factors like increasing urbanization, which encourages people to adopt cutting-edge transportation options like public buses and trains. This encourages people to use mobile ticketing applications to book travel, which further fuels a strong demand for payment card readers across numerous industries globally.

Furthermore, the total payment mode is changing due to the rising use of smart gadgets like smartphones, smartwatches, and other handheld devices. The availability of pay-card readers with low processing and maintenance costs from the banking sectors is another element boosting the market's overall expansion. the expanding client base for retail stores, business sectors, and other end users, who have an increasing need for quick and efficient transactions. Additionally, the overall expansion of the pay-card reader market in recent years has been aided by the effective application of modern technology.

Moreover, the market for pay-card readers is growing generally, but this growth is being impacted by the need for wireless and smart devices as well as the growing acceptance of advanced technology. The development of the pay-card reader market is being aided by communication technologies like Bluetooth, chip and sign, biometrics, QR codes, contactless, and magnetic stripe. The market value of pay-card readers has surged recently due to the introduction of EMV technology. Due to the EMV technologies' ability to allow cardholders to provide a second-level protection code, effective protection against fraudulent activity is made possible. The rise of the Pay-card reader market has also been aided in recent years by the introduction of QR codes and other contact-less technologies. Thus, driving the pay-card reader market revenue.

Pay-card Reader Market Segment Insights:

Pay-card Reader Technology Insights

The Pay-card Reader Market segmentation, based on technology includes EMV Chip And Pin, Hybrid Technology Solutions, Magnetic Stripe, Chip And Sign Near Field Communication and Biometrics. The EMV chip and pin segment dominated the market due to the effective payment system that was afterwards built in the crowded cafes, bars, restaurants, and retail stores. Additionally, the hazards associated with online transactions and the possibility of fake currency are reduced by efficient payment mechanisms like EMV chip and pin that include security and encryption techniques. Other potential advantages include the ability to analyze the spending and incentives more easily because every card transaction is recorded.

Pay-card Reader Type Insights

The Pay-card Reader Market segmentation, based on type, includes Card Reader Accessories and Integrated Card Reader Solutions. The card reader accessories category generated the most income. One of the key factors influencing the development of pay card readers is the rising demand for proximity and smart cards to track and record employee activity. Smart cards are more reliable than cards with magnetic stripes and proximity readers. The growing need for proximity and smart cards to track and record employee activity is one of the factors boosting the growth of smart card readers.

Figure 1: Pay-card Reader Market, by Distribution channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Pay-card Reader Market, by Distribution channel, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Pay-card Reader Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American pay-card reader market area will dominate this market due to the growing use of wireless gadgets, cellphones, and tablets. The acceptance of card readers by retail stores and payment merchants is the main reason why the market share is anticipated to increase from 38%. The government's strict restrictions against counterfeit operations in the area are having an effect on the Pay-Card Reader industry's overall growth. In recent years, the need for pay-card readers has increased due to the PCI DSS compliance, which includes firewalls, password security, transmission data encryption, and anti-virus methods.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Pay-card Reader Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)

Pay-card Reader Market SHARE BY REGION 2022

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe pay-card reader market accounts for the second-largest market share. In order to limit the production of plastic cards, European nations are moving towards contactless payments that use chip and PIN technology. The industry for Pay-card readers is expanding because of the convenience it offers to the users. Market expansion in this region is also fueled by consumer demand for plastic money and government initiatives to promote cashless transactions. Further, the German pay-card reader market held the largest market share, and the UK pay-card reader market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia-Pacific Pay-card reader Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 because of the good economic climate and anticipated to drive the global demand for pay card readers. Pay card reader remanufacturing in these countries is anticipated to increase significantly during the projected period. The global market is anticipated to grow, taking into consideration the rising use of smartphones and tablets as well as the growing technological literacy of people around the world. Moreover, China’s pay-card reader market held the largest market share, and the Indian pay-card reader market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pay-card Reader Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the pay-card reader market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, pay-card reader industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global pay-card reader industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the pay-card reader industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to market. Major players in the pay-card reader market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations include Square Inc. (US), PayPal Inc. (US), Intuit Inc. (US), Payanywhere LLC (US), First Data Corporation (US), CPI Card Group Inc. (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Gemalto NV (Netherlands) and Mahindra Comviva (India).

Digital payments and technology platform provider PayPal Holdings Inc. It offers technology and payment options that make it easier for customers and businesses to accept payments via mobile, in-app, and web channels. The business also provides other value-added services like invoicing, gateway services, working capital and short-term business financing, and these. It serves as an electronic substitute for traditional paper payment methods like checks and money orders. Additionally, it offers P2P payment options. In 2018, one of the top competitors in the market, PayPal, has introduced omnichannel pay-card readers that enable retailers to leverage consumer payment information that was obtained during a card reader payment later on in an online purchase. No matter how they want to pay—in person, online, or somewhere in between—the platform enables customers to connect their payment information.

A organisation that offers semiconductor solutions is Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon). The business creates, develops, produces, and sells application-specific integrated circuits. It provides products for radio frequency, sensors, interfaces, microcontrollers, and transistors. The company's products are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, industrial power control, consumer electronics, computers and data storage, switches and routers, sensing systems, and security in Internet of Things applications.

Key Companies in the pay-card reader market include

  • Square Inc. (US)

  • PayPal Inc. (US)

  • Intuit Inc. (US)

  • Payanywhere LLC (US)

  • First Data Corporation (US)

  • CPI Card Group Inc. (US)

  • Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)

  • Gemalto NV (Netherlands)

  • Mahindra Comviva (India)

Pay-card Reader Industry Developments

January 2018: The biometric EMV card, which adapts the chip and contacts-less payment, was introduced by Gemalto NV, which is regarded as the leader in digital security. The biometric information, which is the fingerprint, is permanently recorded in the card and a single touch initiates the transaction. The protocol merely performs a biometric check on the card and secure user authentication is used for the users.

Pay-card Reader Market Segmentation:

Pay-Card Reader Technology Outlook 

  • EMV Chip and Pin

  • Hybrid Technology Solutions

  • Magnetic Stripe

  • Chip and Sign Near Field Communication

  • Biometrics

Pay-Card Reader Type Outlook 

  • Card Reader Accessories

  • Integrated Card Reader Solutions

Pay-Card Reader Regional Outlook 

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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