99Bill - Hot Out of the Gates but Sustainable?

Date: December 22, 2007
Price:
US$ 200.00
Publisher: Maverick China Research
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: 967EDBA026AEN
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99Bill - Hot Out of the Gates but Sustainable?
99Bill one of China's newest players in online payments is also one of the fastest growing ones. 99Bill aggressively markets its services to end users in contrast to competitors such as IPS and Chinapay which target merchants instead. 99Bill claims one of the largest user bases among China's third-party payment providers today. However despite the company's fast-growing user base 99Bill's bottom line like most of its competitors is still in the red. In this report we detail 99Bill's growth strategy services and partnerships and analyze whether 99Bill's aggressive user acquisition strategy is sustainable in China’s payments sector.

Key Topics Covered
  • 99Bill has a fast growing registered user base currently standing at 20 million.
  • 99Bill's top products sold include China Mobile prepaid cards.
  • Registered users can become 99Bill agents and sell China Mobile prepaid cards through 99Bill.
  • 99Bill offers a variety of non-bank payment options including payment through cash remittance and through the use of China Mobile top-up cards.
1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW: KEY FACTORS SHAPING THIRD-PARTY PAYMENTS IN CHINA

1.1 Continued preference for cash payments, but bank card payments rising
1.2 Credit card use remains low; debit cards widespread
1.3 Limited coverage of non-cash payment services
1.4 China UnionPay’s bank card monopoly
1.5 Quasi-online payment systems an interim solution
1.6 Two ISPs, 162 million Internet users
1.7 Two mobile operators, 514 million subscribers
1.8 Contactless smartcard use increasing but largely limited to buses and subways
1.9 Government regulations and the “national interest”

2 99BILL – HOT OUT OF THE GATES, BUT SUSTAINABLE?

2.1 Company Overview
  2.1.1 Ownership
  2.1.2 Organizational Structure
  2.1.3 Management Team
2.2 Business Performance
  2.2.1 Users
  2.2.2 Financial Performance
2.3 Services and Channels
  2.3.1 Online Payment
  2.3.2 Business Model and Fee Structure
2.4 Markets and Coverage
  2.4.1 User Demographics
2.5 Marketing and Branding
2.6 Partners
  2.6.1 Bank Partners
  2.6.2 Merchant Partners
  2.6.3 Technology Partners
2.7 Competitive Analysis
  2.7.1 Strengths
  2.7.2 Weaknesses
2.8 Outlook

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Credit cards issued in China and in the US (M)
Figure 2: Internet Users in China, 2001-2006 (M)
Figure 3: Mobile Subscribers in China, 2002-2010F (M)
Figure 4: China government groups involved in third-party payment regulation
Figure 5: 99Bill Registered Users, 2005-2007 (M)
Figure 6: 99Bill Quarterly Transaction Volume, 3Q 2006-3Q 2007 (RMB M)
Figure 7: 99Bill Direct Debit Operation Model
Figure 8: 99Bill Payment Methods
Figure 9: 99Bill User Fee Structure
Figure 10: 99Bill Merchant Fee Structure
Figure 11: 99Bill Foreign Currency Payment Deposits
Figure 12: 99Bill Security Device
Figure 13: 99Bill Payment Service Coverage by Channel
Figure 14: 99Bill Logo
Figure 15: 99Bill Bank Partners
Figure 16: Select 99Bill Merchant Partners
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