Apple Pay is leading the way as the most accepted mobile payment solution in the United States – says a new survey conducted on US soil in order to determine the most popular mobile payment services in the country. According to data from Boston Retail Partners, Apple Pay is the most accepted method of mobile payment in the US, with 36% of supporting merchants (up from 16% a year ago) offering the service to customers. Apple Pay is followed relatively closely by both Android Pay and Samsung Pay.
According to the survey, Apple leads the way in terms of merchant acceptance and is closely followed in second place by PayPal who enjoys an acceptance rate of 34%. The third most adopted mobile payment solution in the United States is Mastercard PayPass (25%), Android Pay with 24%, Visa Checkout holding 20%, and Samsung Pay which has been adopted by 18% of supporting merchants in the country. Furthermore, the survey shows that around 22% of retailers Stateside plan to adopt Apple Pay within the next 12 months, while 11% said that they plan on making use of the service sometime within the next one or three years. 31% retailers seem to want and "wait and see" how the market changes and evolves further before deciding on adopting mobile payment solutions. As far as Android Pay is concerned, 17% of more than 500 top retailers surveyed in North America have plans to adopt Android Pay within the next 12 months, while another 13% of retailers have confirmed their plans for accepting Android Pay within the next three years.
As for Samsung Pay, 11% of retailers will begin offering Samsung Pay solutions within the next 12 months, while 7% consider adopting the service within the next 1-to-3 years. However, not all retailers seem to want and offer mobile payment solutions to customers, with roughly 11% revealing that they have no plans to implement these types of services in their stores. Meanwhile, other supporting retailers are promoting mobile payments, with 9% offering mobile coupons, promotions, and specials, and another 7% of retailers having set mobile loyalty programs for customers who make payments using mobile platforms. Other mobile payment solutions accepted in the United States include Chase Pay with 11% retailer adoption and Private Label Mobile Payment with a 4% adoption rate.