Polish consumers happy to adopt new technology
Poland is a technologically advanced market, much more dynamic than the neighbour Germany. It was one of the first European countries to popularise contactless payments.
As for mobile payments, the tech-savvy Poles routinely use Blik, a popular app for payments, bank transfers and cash withdrawals. By the beginning of 2020, over 10 million Polish residents were using Blik – that’s 26% of the population.
Out of all digital payments in Poland, Blik has proven most popular, but there are other signs that Polish people are comfortable with digital payments. According to Polcard, the uptake of mobile payments like Apple Pay, Google Pay and BLIK increased a whopping 31% quarterly in 2019.
We have also seen a boom in ecommerce as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. An Elavon/Ipsis Mori survey conducted in May 2020 revealed that 60% of respondents confirmed they will actively use their card and contactless payments after restrictions are eased. 48% responded that their online spending had increased since the start of the pandemic.