Title: An empirical study on customer adoption of mobile payment application in India

Authors: James Joseph; K.V. Sriram; Lewlyn L.R. Rodrigues; Asish Oommen Mathew; K.C. Gana

Addresses: Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India ' Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India ' Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India ' Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India ' Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

Abstract: Digital economy is becoming a reality. Business all over the world is moving towards digital platform and so is the payment option. Mobile application is becoming one of the easiest and fastest options for making payments and is predicted to have a very large potential in the days to come. This study focuses on the customer adoption of mobile payment application. The study reveals that the factors like usefulness, pervasiveness, ease of use, offers and cash back and service assume a vital role in encouraging adoption of mobile payment applications. Results show customers have greater preference towards mobile payment applications over the mobile web browsers, which is a clear sign of awareness among the customers. The study also showed that teenagers are more aggressive in embracing mobile payment application than the older age groups. Compared to other modes of payments, mobile payment with 14.5% preference among customers is low and there is a need for aggressive promotions and marketing campaigns. The study throws light into the customer adoption factors which can act as guidelines for improving customer adoption and awareness of mobile payment applications.

Keywords: mobile payment application; customer adoption; smartphone; merchant acquisition; digital payment; ease of use; usefulness; service; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2018.094675

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2018 Vol.9 No.3/4, pp.363 - 375

Received: 19 Sep 2017
Accepted: 02 Mar 2018

Published online: 03 Sep 2018 *

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