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Incentive Cards Market

Incentive Cards Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Functional Attribute and by End user : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Onkar Sumant
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Incentive Cards Market Outlook – 2027 

The global incentive cards market is experiencing significant growth and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Incentive cards refers to award cards that are provided to any staff in an enterprise if the management wishes to reward its employees. Incentive cards also help administrators to enhance tax compliance and keep a record of all rewards in organizations. However, the rewarded employee cannot use an incentive card to withdraw cash at an ATM or in-store; it can be used to pay for products and services only.

The global incentive cards market is segmented on the basis of type, functional attribute, end user, and region. Based on type, the market is further segmented into consumer incentive card and employee/partner incentive card. In terms of functional attribute, the market is sub-divided into closed loop and open loop. Based on end user, the market is further segmented into individuals, corporate institutions, and others. Geographically, the global market is divided across North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (Germany, UK, France, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, and rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and rest of LATAM) and Middle East & Africa.

Key players of the incentive cards market analysed in the research include Visa Inc., Mastercard Incorporated, American Express Company, PayPal Holdings Inc., JCB Co. Ltd., JP Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, Discover Financial Services Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and Citi Bank. They have adopted various strategies including new product launches, collaborations, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, agreements, and others to gain a stronghold and international presence across the world.

Top Impacting Factors

Rise in preference of employers to provide non-cash rewards and growth in choice of physical or digital cards and a wide variety of retailer redemption options among individuals are some of the key factors that drive the incentive cards market growth. However, several factors such as low market penetration in developing economies is expected to hinder the market growth. Furthermore, rise in preference for cashless payments globally and untapped demand in emerging countries are expected to provide great opportunities for the market growth.

New Partnerships and Promotions to Flourish the Market

Various companies in the incentive cards industry have started partnering with each other for business expansion in recent years. For instance, in April 2020, Rybbon, a global incentives program, came into partnership with Voxco, a leading omni-channel survey service provider and automated data collection and analytics services. This partnership promotes higher response rates to the program by giving respondents digital incentives such as e-gift cards and Visa reward cards. 

The incentive rewards allow employees of Voxco to optimize survey collection response rates and drive engagement with participants. Furthermore, reward experience is reflects unique brand identity and loyalty of an organization. More number of such strategies are expected to strengthen positions of incentive card providers in the industry.

Surge in Demand For Incentive Cards

According to several research studies, 90% of well performing organizations have reported using non-cash incentives and incentive systems to inspire staff and/or distributor partners. In addition, it is observed that most percent of staff like an employer to issue an incentive gift card as a reward. Moreover, companies offer customization options in incentive cards to a resonating employee level, owing to their higher demand. For example, companies can offer a variety of real or virtual cards and a range of opportunities for retail redemption. More number of such innovations are expected in the future, owing to rise in demand for incentive cards in the market.

Key Benefits of the Report:

  • This study presents analytical depiction of the global incentive cards market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global incentive cards market share. 
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the market growth scenario. 
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed incentive cards market analysis based on the present and future competitive intensity of the market.  

COVID-19 Scenario Analysis:

  • Owing to lockdowns and business interruptions, work life in the corporate industry has changed across the globe. As a result, working from home has now become the standard for all organizations and employees who continue to function and operate during the lockdown.
  • Lockdown has affected almost all industries and increments and incentives are affected as well.
  • Major market players such as Visa and Mastercard reported that the pandemic caused some downfall of their cross-border and other business aspects, which effects their revenue and expenditure.

Questions Answered in the Incentive Cards Market Research Report:

  • Who are the leading market players active in the global incentive cards market?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the global incentive cards market?
  • What current incentive cards market trends would influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the global incentive cards market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Incentive Cards Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Consumer Incentive Card
  • Employee/Partner Incentive Card
By Functional Attribute
  • Open Loop
  • Closed Loop
By End user
  • Corporate Institutes
  • Individuals
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

JCB Co. Ltd.,, Discover Financial Services Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard Incorporated, Visa Inc., American Express Company, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Citi Bank, PayPal Holdings Inc.

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Incentive Cards Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032