United States Buy Now Pay Later Business Report 2023-2028: Affirm and PayPal Defy Turbulent BNPL Climate with Strong Operational Performance
DUBLIN, Sept. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "United States Buy Now Pay Later Business and Investment Opportunities Databook - 75+ KPIs on BNPL Market Size, End-Use Sectors, Market Share, Product Analysis, Business Model, Demographics - Q2 2023 Update" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) landscape in the United States is poised for significant growth, with a projected annual increase of 51.6% in payments to reach US$2,133.0 million in 2023.
This robust growth trend is expected to continue over the medium to long term, showcasing the industry's resilience and potential. Anticipating steady adoption, the BNPL sector is forecasted to achieve a compelling compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3% between 2023 and 2028. This growth trajectory is set to elevate the BNPL Gross Merchandise Value from US$1,406.7 million in 2022 to a remarkable US$8,311.0 million by 2028.
This growth is underpinned by the increasing ecommerce penetration that has propelled the industry's success over the past year. Amidst this promising growth, the BNPL sector is not without its challenges. While facing scrutiny from both investors and regulators, BNPL providers are striving to demonstrate profitability and navigate a competitive landscape, all while expanding their merchant and customer base.
As the industry adapts to evolving market dynamics, the forthcoming holiday season is expected to further bolster BNPL transactions, reflecting the industry's potential for value and volume growth in the short term.
For Affirm, the gross merchandise value surged 62% year over year in Q3 2022. Furthermore, the number of active customers increased to 14.7 million, reporting a growth of 69% year over year, while active merchants surged 140% to reach 245,000. With the BNPL service offered by Affirm approaching 2% of the e-commerce spending in the United States, the numbers are not bad by any means in the current macroeconomic environment.
Improving product features, controlling operating expenses, focusing on unit economics, and managing credit performance are among the strategies that have allowed the firm to report strong numbers in Q3 2022. The strong performance in the quarter, coupled with the strong fundamentals of the firm, shows that the BNPL model can turn profitable in the long term.
PayPal, another leader in the BNPL segment, reported a strong set of numbers in Q3 2022. With nearly US$5 billion in volume, PayPal achieved a growth of 157% year over year, making the firm market leader during the quarter. The strong merchant network of 280,000 and ever-expanding active customer base of over 25 million has allowed the firm to report strong numbers in Q3 2022.
The growing merchant base and active customer numbers are among the key factors that have backed the strong performance of both Affirm and PayPal. Going forward, Affirm is also seeking to boost its presence in the offline market to further accelerate its growth. Consequently, other firms can also adopt similar strategies whilebuilding a path to profitability in the United States.
BNPL providers are forging strategic alliances to drive their BNPL transaction volume and value
To achieve their growth objectives and drive profitability, BNPL firms are seeking to expand their merchant base, and consequently are forging strategic alliances with businesses across industry verticals.
In November 2022, Sezzle, the United States-based BNPL provider, announced that the firm had entered into a strategic alliance with Bankful, a payment gateway. Through strategic collaboration, Sezzle will enable the BNPL payment method for Bankful's merchants around the world. Currently, the firm has a merchant network of 48700, which includes leading brands such as Target, GameStop, and Shop Adorn, among others.
In November 2022, Uplift and Emirates also forged an alliance to offer BNPL payment capabilities to their customers in the United States and Canada. The partnership comes at a time when travel activities have recorded a strong rebound after the slump caused by the global pandemic outbreak. With travelers seeking flexible payment options, more such strategic collaborations are expected in the United States market.
As competition intensifies and regulatory and investor scrutiny grows, the publisher expects BNPL firms to focus on increasing their merchant and customer base from the short to medium-term perspective. This will subsequently drive their transaction volume and value in the United States.
As inflationary pressures persist, the publisher expects more consumers to continue adopting BNPL services in the United States during the year-end Christmas gift-giving season in the United States. While this is expected to drive volume and value for players, it will also boost the possibility of higher delinquencies.
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