India Digital Wallet Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID 19 Impact, And Trends By Device (PC/Laptops, Smartphones), And By Application (Money Transfer, Recharge, Movie Booking, Food Ordering, Others) - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Aug 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061613473
  • Pages : 95

The India digital wallet market was estimated at US$688.843 million in 2020.

The Digital Wallet market in India is poised to surge at a notable CAGR on account of the rising adoption of cashless payments due to government initiatives toward a cashless economy. Digital wallets are financial accounts that enable users to make transactions through mobile devices. Rising smartphone penetration, along with rising internet penetration, are some of the key factors driving digital wallet market growth in the country over the forecast period.

Rising e-commerce sales due to changing consumer preferences and government initiatives throughout the country will boost the market.

The growing e-commerce sector throughout the country on account of the changing consumer preferences towards online shopping along with the growing acceptance of payments through digital wallets by the various e-commerce companies is also driving the market growth in the country during the next five years. Furthermore, the rising adoption of digital payments by retailers throughout the country on account of the Digital India Initiative by the Indian government is also anticipated to propel the growth opportunities for the market to surge throughout the forecast period and beyond. For instance, The Reserve Bank of India declared its aim to provide an offline, no-Internet-connection UPI on-device digital wallet in December 2021. The digital wallet is distinct from preexisting third-party wallets of a similar nature, such as Paytm, Phonepe, and others, and was designed to address the persistent problem of transactions failing for merchants owing to poor Internet connectivity.

Furthermore, the presence of various digital payment platforms such as Unified Interface Payment (UPI) and Paytm, among others, is also supplementing the market growth in the country over the next five years. The changing lifestyles of the population in the country are leading to the acceptance of more convenient ways of living, which is boosting the adoption of digital payments as it makes transactions efficiently with a single click.

Smartphones are anticipated to hold a noteworthy market share

Based on the device, the Indian digital wallet market has been segmented as PCs/Laptops and smartphones. Smartphones are anticipated to hold a noteworthy market share on account of the rising smartphone penetration along with the availability of cheaper high-speed internet. For instance, according to the World Bank, the percentage of the population using the internet in India reached approximately 43% in 2020 from only 8% in 2010. All these factors are supplementing the growth of the smartphone segment.

Based on the application, the segmentation of the India Digital Wallet market has been done into money transfer, recharge, movie booking, food ordering, and others. The money transfer segment is anticipated to hold a notable share in the market owing to the wide adoption of these wallets for bank-to-bank transfers. The movie booking segment is anticipated to surge at a noteworthy CAGR because there is rising adoption of digital payments for movie bookings on account of numerous benefits such as discount coupons and food coupons.

Recent Developments

  • Prepaid instruments (PPI), such as digital wallets, can use a software stack called OpenPPI to implement and adhere to the RBI's PPI interoperability rules starting in February 2022, according to an announcement made by JusPay, a Softbank-backed provider of digital payments infrastructure.
  • NFT trading website Beyondlife. The club unveiled a new digital wallet in October 2021 to make it easier to auction off Amitabh Bachchan's impending NFT collection. Virtual collectibles modelled on Amitabh Bachchan's life, career, and fame are included in the NFT collection.
  • Google unveiled its brand-new Google Wallet app in May 2022. It functions as a digital wallet app that users may use to store digital copies of tangible objects, they often carry with them in their wallets or purse.

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 has had a favourable effect on the Indian market for digital wallets. There was a lot of opportunity for mobile wallet adoption across the nation because of the restrictions on mobility and high reliance on banks. As a result, during the pandemic, a lot of people started depending on mobile wallets for business transactions. Due to the consumers’ heavy reliance on e-commerce platforms during COVID-19, there was a dramatic upsurge in online payments. The expansion of the Indian mobile wallet industry is also anticipated to be influenced by the rising smartphone usage caused by work-from-home and online learning scenarios.


  • By Device
    • PC/Laptops
    • Smartphones
  • By Application
    • Money Transfer
    • Recharge
    • Movie Booking
    • Food ordering
    • Others

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. India Digital Wallet Market Analysis, By Device
5.1. Introduction
5.2. PC/Laptops
5.3. Smartphones

6. India Digital Wallet Market Analysis, By Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Money Transfer
6.3. Recharge
6.4. Movie Booking
6.5. Food ordering
6.6. Others 

7. Competitive Environment and Analysis
7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

8. Company Profiles
8.1. Paytm Payments Bank 
8.2. One Mobikwik System Ltd 
8.3. Phonepe Private Limited 
8.4. Google LLC 
8.5. HDFC Bank Ltd.
8.6. Amazon Payments, Inc
8.7. Transerv Pvt. Ltd. (Dhani pay)
8.8. Axis Pay 
8.9. ICICI Bank

Paytm Payments Bank

One Mobikwik System Ltd

Phonepe Private Limited

Google LLC

HDFC Bank Ltd.

Amazon Payments, Inc

Transerv Pvt. Ltd. (Dhani pay)

Axis Pay