This has also boosted the use of payment cards online
According to GlobalData, Poland’s card payment market has been on the rise for the past few years. It registered a slowdown in 2020 with a growth rate of 9.9% due to COVID-19 as lockdowns reduced consumer and commercial spending,
Nevertheless, the card payments market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.7% between 2021 and 2025 to reach $246.5 billion in 2025.
The report unveils that pandemic has boosted online spending, as wary consumers are staying home and using online platforms to avoid exposing themselves to potential disease vectors. Overall, e-commerce value stood at $24.6 billion in 2020 – an increase of 19.5% for the year.
Along with that, when shopping in-store, consumers have shifted from cash payments to digital payments, particularly contactless cards. FOr instance, in March 2020, the Polish Government raised the contactless payment limit in the country from $13.39 to $26.77 so that consumers could make payments without coming into close contact with POS terminals.
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