PayPal Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



PayPal Statistics and Facts

Here are a few of the more interesting PayPal statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

PayPal Statistics and Facts

Relatively speaking, PayPal has been around forever which makes it easy to take for granted. That said, who would've thought that the little service we used to pay for eBay impulse purchases 10 years ago would become such an eCommerce force and still going strong in 2018?

One would think that an online banking platform used by 200+ million people would have an abundance of interesting stats and PayPal certainly doesn't disappoint.

PayPal Facts

  • PayPal website: paypal.com
  • Year PayPal launched: 1998
  • PayPal Headquarters:  San Jose, CA
  • PayPal Founders: Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Yu Pan, Max Levchin, Ken Howery, Luke Nosek
  • PayPal CEO: Dan Schulman
  • Key Subsidiaries: Braintree, Paydiant, Xoom, Venmo, Tradera, iZettle, TIO Networks, Honey, GoPay

What is PayPal?

PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal Smart Connect or account balances, without sharing financial information. (source)

PayPal Statistics

How many people use PayPal?

305 million active PayPal accounts

Last updated 1/29/20


How many merchants does PayPal have?

22 million active PayPal merchant accounts

Last updated 4/26/19


PayPal revenue:


Total PayPal payment transactions


Average number of annual transactions per active Paypal account:

40.6 transactions

Last updated 1/1/20


Number of currencies PayPal is available in:

100 currencies

Last updated 7/25/18


Number of markets that PayPal is available in:

more than 200 markets

Last updated 7/25/18


Average number of weekly PayPal OneTouch transactions:

1.5 million

Last updated 12/21/15


Number of merchants that use PayPal OneTouch:

6 million

Last updated 11/8/17


Percentage of PayPal users that use OneTouch:

17%

Last updated 10/20/16


Number of PayPal OneTouch registered users:

70 million

Last updated 11/8/17


Number of Braintree cards on file:

269 million

Last updated 6/5/16


If Paypal was a bank, it would be the 21st-largest bank in the U.S.


Average balance in a Paypal user account:

$70 per PayPal users

Last updated 6/3/16


Amount Paypal reportedly invested in MercadoLibre in 2019:

$750 million


Amount Paypal reportedly invested in Uber in 2019:

$500 million


Paypal revenue (quarterly):


Number of transactions processed by PayPal (Quarterly):


PayPal total payment volume (quarterly):


Number of Paypal users in Canada:

6.4 million 

Last updated 4/15/16


Number of Canadian retailers and businesses that have used Paypal for payments:

250,000

Last updated 4/15/16


Number of Paypal users in the UK:

26 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Germany:

23 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in France:

9.5 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Italy:

6.8 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Spain:

5 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Australia/New Zealand:

7.3 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Average daily visits to Paypal.com:

19 million

Last updated 6/3/16


 

Number of PayPal One Touch merchant partners:

5 million

Last updated 3/1/17


Percentage of the top 100 US retailers that offer PayPal One Touch:

75%

Last updated 3/1/17


Amount PayPal paid for Swedish fintech company iZettle:

$2.2 billion


Amount PayPal paid for Xoom:

$890 million


Amount PayPal paid for Braintree:

$800 million


Amount PayPal paid for Paydiant:

$280 million


Amount PayPal paid for Tio Networks:

$238 million


Amount PayPal paid for Swift Financial:

$183 million


Amount PayPal reportedly paid for Simility:

$120 million


Amount PayPal reportedly paid for Hyperwallet:

$400 million


Amount PayPal paid for Honey:

$4 billion


Number of PayPal One Touch users:

80 million users

Last updated 1/31/18


Number of countries Xoom is available in:

130 countries

Last updated 7/17/19


Total volume of the PayPal small business lending division:

$10 billion

Last updated 5/31/19


Number of loans issued by the PayPal small business lending division:

650,000

Last updated 5/31/19


Number of sellers the Paypal small business lending division has issued loans to:

225,000 unique sellers

Last updated 5/31/19


Average PayPal small business loan:

$50,000

Last updated 5/31/19

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Paypal's mobile payment volume in 2015:

$66 billion


Number of mobile Paypal transactions in 2015:

1.4 billion


Number of new Paypal customer accounts added in 2015:

17 million


Percentage of PayPal payments that are made on a mobile device in 2014:

more than a quarter


Percentage of U.S. eCommerce transactions that are processed by PayPal:

30%

Last updated 3/30/15


Number of daily payments processed by PayPal:

9.3 million payments

Last updated 9/6/14


Percentage of eBay's overall revenue that comes from PayPal:

45%

Last updated 9/6/14


Volume of payments transacted every second on PayPal:

$7,001

Last updated 9/6/14


PayPal's total payment volume in 2013:

$180 billion


PayPal's total payment volume in 2014:

$228 billion


PayPal total payment volume (TPV) for 2015:

$282 billion


Number of payments to charities processed on Paypal in 2015:

75 million


Number of Paypal users that used in to make a payment to charity in 2015:

38.7 million


Number of charities that accepted Paypal in 2015:

497,000


Amount donated to charities in 2015 using Paypal:

$6.6 billion


Percentage of payments to charities on Paypal in 2015 that were done through mobile devices:

23%


Percentage of PayPal users outside of China that make purchases from Chinese companies:

25%

Last updated 10/5/16


Average number of PayPal payment transactions per active account in 2016:

31 transactions per account


Reported amount PayPal purchased TIO Networks for:

$233 million


Number of TIO Networks customers:

14 million customers

Last updated 2/14/17


Amount that PayPal processed in payments in 2016:

$354 billion


Amount that PayPal processed in mobile payments in 2016:

$102 billion

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