The online consumer payments market continues to enjoy strong growth globally, with robust year-on-year growth in developed markets as well as developing markets. The opportunities in the overall market are significant, but consumer expectations are high and competition is strong among both merchants and payment providers.
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The US was the largest online commerce market in 2013, with consumers spending a total of $282bn online in that year. Meanwhile UK households spent the most online in 2013, with the average household expenditure at $5,099.
Airline and hotel bookings accounted for the largest share of online consumer spending by value in 2013, followed by apparel, electrical goods, and entertainment media.
Personal credit and debit card transactions (excluding PayPal and other digital wallets) accounted for 40.5% of overall online consumer spending by value in 2013, having declined from their peak in 2010 when they accounted for 56.0% of the market.