This report offers a comprehensive overview of the new developments and trends in the business-to-business payment market worldwide. Among other findings, the publication reveals that despite B2B players' resistance to rapid digital transformation, the process has begun and is likely to accelerate in the near future.
COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need of B2B players to adopt digital payments
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, B2B companies had realized the importance of digitalization, especially when it comes to payments. Nevertheless, the enterprises operating business-to-business, and usually those of larger sizes, are quite resistant to change. But as COVID-19 emphasized the inevitability of transforming B2B payments into digital, the process of shifting accelerated. For example, in just one year, the share of B2B companies that make over 90% of their payments electronically rose by twelve percentage points, reaching about one-fourth of the total B2B payments value in 2020, according to this report. Moreover, usage of B2B instant payments was also expected to grow in the next two years; this transition, however, was expected to happen at a rather slower pace.
B2B companies stick to traditional payment methods, but also become more open to alternatives
Currently, B2B companies prefer traditional payments such as bank wire transfers, which is still many companies' go-to choice. These are followed by bank debit and cheques. When it comes to B2B E-Commerce specifically, credit card was the first choice of B2B enterprises in 2020, together with terms (30-60-90), and mobile wallets. Nevertheless, companies also have become more open to alternative payment methods, which, according to a global survey cited in the publication, comes with some challenges, such as a struggle to identify a solution that fits the industry, security concerns, and a lack of technological solutions.
The report opens with a global chapter. It contains information on global B2B payment developments. These include data on the current size and projections for the B2B payments market. Furthermore, market trends such as digital transformation and technological disruption are covered on qualitative (text) charts. In addition, the results of recent surveys of B2B buyers were cited in order to reveal business customers' expectations with regard to payments.
Regional chapters follow, ranked by B2B payments market size potential: Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Middle East. Selected quantitative information for the major markets in these regions, including the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, the UK, Saudi Arabia and the UAE was provided to exemplify the global trends in general B2B payments and business-to-business E-Commerce payments. The type and scope of information included per country and region varied due to data availability and is intended to illustrate the overall market developments rather than cover the specific geographies.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Management Summary
B2B Payment Trends for 2021, June 2021
B2B Digital Sales, in USD trillion, 2019 & 2020
B2B E-Commerce Sales, in USD trillion, 2018 - 2020e
Share of E-Commerce Sales, in % of Total B2B Sales, February 2021
Share of Digital Channels in B2B Sales Interactions Between Suppliers and Buyers, in % of Total, 2025f
Total Value of B2B Cross-Border Payments, in USD trillion, 2020e & 2022f
Share of Instant Payments in Value of Total B2B Transactions, in %, 2020e
Share of Instant Payments, by Volume and Value, in % of Total B2B Transactions, 2022f
Share of Instant Payments, in % of Total B2B and Consumer Digital Money Transfer and Banking Payments Value, 2025f
Share of B2B Payments, in % of Total Instant Payments Value, 2025f
Top Payment Methods Offered by B2B E-Commerce Businesses, in % of B2B Leaders, November 2020
Top Payment Methods Available, by B2C and B2B, in % of Payment Decision-Makers, 2020
B2B Electronic Payments, in % of Total Payments, 2019 & 2020
Top Payment Investment Priorities in the Next 12 Months, in % of B2B Leaders, July 2020
Companies' Fintech and Bank Strategies for B2B Payments, in % of B2B Leaders, 2019 & 2020
Top Factors to Impact B2B Companies' Decision to Use Fintech Payment Solutions, by Business Size, in % of B2B Leaders, July 2020
Top B2B Payments Obstacles, by Business Size, in % of B2B Leaders, July 2020
Likelihood of Organizations Converting Majority of their B2B Payment Made to Suppliers from Checks to Electronic/Digital Payments, in % of Corporate Practitioners, 2020
Barriers on Increasing Use of Electronic Payments for B2B Companies, in % of Corporate Practitioners, 2020
Payment Fraud Attempts after COVID-19 Compared to 2019, in % of Corporate Practitioners, 2020
Overview of Virtual Cards Usage in B2B Transactions, incl. B2B Virtual Cards, in % of Total Virtual Cards Transaction Value, 2025f
3. North America
6. Middle East
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