NFC POS Terminal Market Trends and Growth by 2031

NFC POS Terminal Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Product Type (Mobile and Fixed); By Application (Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, and Others); and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPTE100001222
  • Category : Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The NFC POS terminal market is projected to grow from US$ 6.31 billion in 2023 to US$ 22.52 billion by 2031; it is expected to expand at a CAGR of 17.2% from 2023 to 2031. Multiple factors, such as the increasing global emphasis on digitalization and cashless transactions, the proliferation of NFC-enabled smartphones and wearables, and the growing demand for convenient and secure payment options, are driving the market. Additionally, the market is being expanded in functionality and reach by the ongoing evolution of NFC technology and its integration with other developing technologies like mobile wallets and the Internet of Things (IoT).

NFC POS Terminal Market Analysis

Within the larger electronic payment industry, the NFC POS (Near Field Communication Point of Sale) market is a dynamic segment that includes the deployment and utilization of NFC technology for safe and convenient financial transactions at the point of sale. NFC stands for “near field communication”; it's a kind of technology that lets two devices in close proximity communicate with each other and exchange data. In order for NFC payments to work, merchants need an NFC-enabled point of sales/POS system (with wifi) and the consumer's smartphone or card.

NFC POS Terminal Market Overview

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless communication technique that allows devices to share data when they are brought near together, usually within a few centimetres. Within the NFC point-of-sale (POS) industry, this technology is mainly employed to enable contactless payment processing. It provides customers with an effective way to finish transactions using their smartphones, smart cards, or other NFC-capable gadgets.
  • Key components of the NFC POS market include the infrastructure of NFC-enabled payment terminals, compatible mobile devices, and the supporting ecosystem of payment service providers, financial institutions, and merchants. NFC POS systems rely on secure encryption and tokenization protocols to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of payment data, which safeguards users from fraudulent activities.

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NFC POS Terminal Market: Strategic Insights

NFC POS Terminal Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 6.31 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 22.52 Billion

Market Dynamics


Key Players

  • Castles Technology Co., Ltd
  • Equinox Payments LLC
  • Clover Network, Inc.
  • Heartland Payroll Solutions, Inc.
  • VeriFone, Inc.
  • Fiserv, Inc.
  • PAX Global Technology Limited
  • Ingenico Group S.A.
  • NEC Corporation

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Product Type
  • Mobile and Fixed
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Others
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NFC POS Terminal Market Driver

Proliferation of Contactless Payments to Drive the NFC POS Terminal Market

  • NFC-enabled contactless payments are quickly gaining traction because of their speed, security, and convenience.
  • The expanding popularity of wearables and smartphones, along with increased knowledge of the advantages of contactless payments, are the main drivers of this trend.
  • Because of this, NFC point-of-sale (POS) terminals are becoming more and more common, and retailers are using them to satisfy consumer needs.

NFC POS Terminal Market Report Segmentation Analysis

  • The NFS POS Terminal market is divided into product type, application, and geography.
  • Based on product type, the market is divided into mobile and fixed segments. Based on application, the market is divided into entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and others.
  • Several industries are moving towards streamlined transaction processes, and they are integrating NFC POS terminals to deliver personalized solutions to their customers. Thus, the demand for NFC POS terminals is expected to grow during the forecast period.

NFC POS Terminal Market Share Analysis By Geography

The scope of the NFC POS Terminal market is primarily divided into five regions - North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America dominated the NFC POS Terminal market share in 2023. North America has the highest adoption of advanced technologies. Further, favorable government initiatives and the presence of major market players in the region are projected to boost the growth of the NFC POS terminal market during the forecast period.

NFC POS Terminal Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 6.31 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 22.52 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 17.2%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2023-2031
Segments Covered By Product Type
  • Mobile and Fixed
By Application
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Castles Technology Co., Ltd
  • Equinox Payments LLC
  • Clover Network, Inc.
  • Heartland Payroll Solutions, Inc.
  • VeriFone, Inc.
  • Fiserv, Inc.
  • PAX Global Technology Limited
  • Ingenico Group S.A.
  • NEC Corporation
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    The "NFC POS Terminal Market Analysis" was carried out based on type, mode, distribution channel, and geography. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into mobile and fixed segments. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, retail, and others. On the basis of geography, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.


    NFC POS Terminal Market News and Recent Developments

    Companies adopt inorganic and organic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions in the NFC POS Terminal market. Some of the recent key market developments are listed below:

    • In 2022, a leading R&D/Manufacturing company focused on delivering commerce solutions to the payment industry, XAC Automation Corporation, introduced its novel series of Smart POS Terminals Platform(E6), which includes various latest Android Smart Terminals and with strong ability of integration and connectivity. XAC Smart POS Terminal Platform “E6” is designed with secured Android 12 OS; powered by Quad-core SOC, certified with XAC PCI PTS 6.x, for secure transactions of MSR, EMV chip & PIN, and NFC/contactless payments. [Source: XAC Automation Corporation, Company Website]

    NFC POS Terminal Market Report Coverage & Deliverables

    The NFC POS terminal market forecast is estimated based on various secondary and primary research findings, such as key company publications, association data, and databases. The market report "NFC POS Terminal Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)" provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas-

    • Market size & forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope.
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities.
    • Key future trends.
    • Detailed PEST & SWOT analysis
    • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, key players, regulations, and recent market developments.
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, key players, and recent developments.
    • Detailed company profiles.
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Product Type and Application , and Geography

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the future trends of the global NFC POS terminal market?

    Technological advancements and product innovation in the NFC POS terminal market are anticipated to play a significant role in the global NFC POS Terminal market in the coming years.

    Which are the key players holding the major market share of the NFC POS terminal market?

    The major players holding majority shares in the NFC POS Terminal market are Ingenico, VeriFone, PAX Technology, NEC, and Equinox.

    What are the driving factors impacting the global NFC POS terminal market?

    The growing adoption of NFC POS Terminal in the retail sector and growing awareness about contactless payment cards are the major factors that propel the global NFC POS terminal market.

    What is the estimated market size for the global NFC POS terminal market in 2023?

    The global NFC POS terminal market was estimated to grow at a CAGR of 17.2% during 2023 - 2031.

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