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  • Europe Online Payment Methods: First Half 2015

    ... Internet. In countries such as the UK, France, Spain, Italy and the Nordics, card payments have a clear lead. This trend in Western Europe is disrupted by a few exceptions only, including Germany where invoice ... Read More

  • Asia-Pacific Online Payment Methods: First Half 2015

    ... diverse. In China, the region’s largest market, third-party online payment was the most used method, dominated by Alipay. Alipay’s share of payments made by online shoppers grew to over one half in 2014. In Japan ... Read More

  • Global Online Payment Methods: First Half 2015

    ... emerging markets, having reached over 300 million in China alone by the end of last year. The volume of online payments made through third-party providers grew by almost one half in 2014. Mobile payments are ... Read More

  • Top 8 Global B2C E-Commerce Country Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... Japan, Germany, France, South Korea and Russia, ranked in that order, are predicted to grow at different rates, ranging from high one-digit numbers to moderate double-digit numbers in annual percentage change by 2018. The two ... Read More

  • South Korea B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... B2C E-Commerce markets worldwide, ranking in the top 10 by B2C E-Commerce sales globally and third in its region, after China and Japan. It is also one of the world’s leaders in mobile commerce, with ... Read More

  • Japan B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... E-Commerce market worldwide, Japan is expected to trail China in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of B2C E-Commerce rankings, until 2018. Compared to other global market competitors, Japan is projected to rank between 4th and ... Read More

  • USA B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... positive growth in the coming years. Some sources suggest that B2C E-Commerce sales in this country are expected to increase by low, double-digit percentage points. However, leading sources vary in forecasts of how great the ... Read More

  • France B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... E-Commerce sales by 2018. Compared to the two larger European B2C E-Commerce markets, France is projected to rank second in terms of forecasted annual growth rate from 2014 to 2016. Despite growing B2C E-Commerce sales ... Read More

  • Germany B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... is considered to have an advanced B2C E-Commerce market, by global standards. Germany’s online shopper penetration rate of more than two thirds of Internet users was significantly above the average for the European Union in ... Read More

  • UK B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... terms of sales and the largest in Europe in 2014. It is also one of the most advanced: online shopper penetration in the UK is the highest of the EU and all OECD countries, with ... Read More

  • Russia B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... Internet users, though Internet penetration has reached just below two thirds of the population. Of users, over a third recorded purchases online – a statistic that leaves plenty of room for potential growth. Among many ... Read More

  • China B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2015 to 2018

    ... markets such as the USA, the UK and Japan, if one takes the sum of B2C and C2C E-Commerce sales. It is also the fastest growing of the top ten markets by sales, outpacing other ... Read More

  • Company Profiles of 10 Leading Online Payment Service Providers 2015

    ... and six in European countries. From these locations, most of the featured companies have a global reach. For example, US-based CyberSource, a subsidiary of Visa Inc., covers close to 200 countries and Europe-based Ingenico Payment ... Read More

  • Worldpay Company Profile 2015: Online Payment Services

    ... largest acquirers worldwide. The online payment solutions to international businesses are provided by the company’s E-Commerce operating division. In the recent years, this division showed the highest revenue and profit growth of all Worldpay’s business ... Read More

  • Netbanx (an Optimal Payments Company) Company Profile 2015: Online Payment Services

    ... parent company of Netbanx, Optimal Payments, which also owns Neteller E-Wallet, announced plans in 2015 to acquire the company operating another digital wallet, Skrill, for over USD 1 billion. Another acquisition made by Optimal Payments ... Read More

  • Wirecard Company Profile 2015: Online Payment Services

    ... solutions. It offers payment processing based on Internet technologies for online, mobile and point-of-sale channels, as well as payment card issuing. Wirecard has connections to more than 200 international payment networks and supports 120 transaction ... Read More

  • CyberSource (a Visa Company) Company Profile 2015: Online Payment Services

    ... USA operating as a fully owned subsidiary of Visa, Inc., which acquired CyberSource in 2010 for approximately USD 2 billion. The company offers payment services in close to 200 countries and territories to around 400,000 ... Read More

  • Digital River World Payments Company Profile 2015: Online Payment Services

    ... and related services. It operates as a subsidiary of Digital River, Inc., a US company providing Commerce-as-a-Service solutions to digital businesses. In February 2015, Digital River was acquired by investors of Siris Capital Group for ... Read More

  • DataCash (A MasterCard Company) Company Profile 2015: Online Payment Services

    ... was established in 1996 and grew through several mergers and acquisitions until 2010, when it was acquired by MasterCard for over USD 530 million. In 2014, another acquisition contributed to DataCash’s expansion, as MasterCard purchased ... Read More

  • Ingenico Payment Services Company Profile 2015: Online Payment Services

    ... worldwide. The company was created on the basis of Belgium-based online payments company Ogone, which Ingenico Group acquired in 2013. In addition to Ogone, Ingenico Payment Services has incorporated a number of other payment companies. ... Read More

  • Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2015

    ... online gambling is steadily increasing globally, with governments moving to regulate the practice. Among the findings of the report are that mobile devices are increasingly being used to access gambling sites and that the growth ... Read More

  • Global Mobile Gaming Market 2015

    ... mobile devices last year. While smartphones are ahead in usage, revenues from games played on tablets are growing more rapidly. Another trend is distribution of mobile games from messaging app platforms, especially widespread in Asia. ... Read More

  • Asia-Pacific Online Gaming Market 2015

    ... leads the way in mobile gaming revenues, topping all other regions in 2014. Asia-Pacific also stands out in online gaming on computers, with five countries from this region on the list of the top ten ... Read More

  • Europe Online Gaming Market 2015

    ... doubled in 2014, while smartphones and mobile phones overtook PCs as the device most used to play games. In the UK also the freemium games model was the growth driver, especially for mobile games, but ... Read More

  • Global Online Gaming Market 2015

    ... rise further. Generally, as video game software sales growth slows or declines, mobile and online play are pushing digital game sales higher. Among the important trends worldwide are the proliferation of the free-to-play model, and ... Read More

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