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PayPal - Competitor Profile

August 2020 | 24 pages | ID: P05CB008E829EN

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PayPal - Competitor Profile


PayPal is one of the largest global payment service providers. It enables digital payments and offers acceptance solutions for consumers and merchants. The company specializes in online payments, mobile and e-commerce, fund transfers, and payment processing. It has expanded its capabilities through the acquisitions of Zong, Paydiant, CyActive, Modest, Braintree, Xoom, and iZettle.
Founded in 1998 in the US, PayPal is now available in more than 200 markets. It is particularly active in the US, the UK, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. The solution is accepted at over 24 million merchants globally and supports all major payment networks, including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Discover.
Following its spinoff from eBay in July 2015, PayPal now operates as an independent publicly traded company. The PayPal platform (which includes Braintree, Venmo, and Xoom) allows consumers and merchants to receive funds in more than 100 currencies. It also supports fund withdrawals in 56 currencies and allows users to hold balances in 25 currencies in their PayPal accounts. It supports access to money on multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets, personal computers, and wearables.
The report provides information and insights into PayPal including -
  • Detailed insight into its business
  • Comprehensive coverage of its products and services
  • Comparative assessment with key alternative payment solutions
  • Information on its performance, including its revenue model
  • The company's important events and milestones
  • In October 1999, PayPal officially launched in the US.
  • In June 2018, PayPal launched PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons, enabling users to make payments using PayPal, Venmo, and PayPal Credit. These are in addition to local payment methods such as iDEAL in the Netherlands, Bancontact in Belgium, MyBank in Italy, Giropay in Germany, and EPS in Austria.
  • In January 2020, PayPal partnered with UnionPay International, enabling UnionPay card holders to add their cards to PayPal and make payments in countries where PayPal is accepted.
  • In June 2020, PayPal partnered with blockchain-based solutions provider Pundi X to enable merchants using Pundi X’s blockchain-based POS device XPOS to accept payments using PayPal.
  • Gain insights into PayPal's business operations and key events.
  • Gain insights into its product portfolio and revenue model.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the alternative payments industry by comparing its performance against competitors.
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