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United States Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics (Databook) - Market Size and Forecast - Q2 2023 Update

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  • 268 Pages
  • August 2023
  • Region: United States
  • PayNXT360
  • ID: 4751514

According to the publisher, the gift card industry in the United States is expected to grow by 5.0% on annual basis to reach US$204.3 billion in 2023. In value terms, the gift card market in United States has recorded a CAGR of 6.0% during 2018-2022.



The gift card industry in United States will continue to grow over the forecast period and is expected to record a CAGR of 5.7% during 2023-2027. Gift card market in the United States will increase from US$194.7 billion in 2022 to reach US$255.4 billion by 2027.

The gift card market in 2022 was driven a wide range of factors, which supported growth across retail and corporate segments. The primary factors included growth of ecommerce, increased adoption to incentivize employees working remotely, digital gifting, and initiatives undertaken by government, hospitality, and travel industries to revive growth.

In the United States, gift cards are among the most popular payment methods. With the adoption of gift cards high among consumers across different demographics, the market has recorded consistent growth over the last three to four years. Amid the current macroeconomic environment, consumers have been found to hold back on their monthly spending to ensure they remain under the budget.

As a result, retailers have turned to gift card programs to drive consumer spending and sales, thereby achieving incremental revenue. Consumers often spend more than the value of gift cards. The publisher expects more and more retailers across the United States to adopt and launch gift card programs to keep driving their sales from the short to medium-term perspective.

Gen Z consumers are expected to drive the sales of gift cards during the 2022 holiday season

Gen Z consumers are again entering the workforce and unemployment levels have dropped significantly lower in the United States, compared to the global pandemic period. Consequently, Gen Z is expected to drive the sales of gift cards during the 2022 holiday season.
The demand for physical gift cards seems to be making a comeback after the covid period though digital gift cards continue to outperform in terms of growth rate.

Starbucks reported US$181 million in unused gift cards and loyalty accounts for FY 2021

Starbucks has one of the largest gift card and loyalty programs in the world. The firm is generating billions of dollars in revenue each year, and many other brands have also launched their stored-value program seeing the growth achieved by Starbucks. In addition to driving more sales, the gift card program has also resulted in higher unused revenue for the firm.

  • For FY 2021, Starbucks reported that its customers did not spend US$181 million, which they have accumulated through gift cards and loyalty programs. This is approximately 1% of its total sales and 4.3% of its net income during the financial year. In FY 2020, Starbucks announced US$145 million in unused gift cards and loyalty credits.

While the unused gift card has brought in millions of dollars for the firm, Starbucks does not disclose how exactly it is using the revenue. As a result, the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in November 2022. Under the complaint, the SOC has asked the SEC to investigate how the firm is utilizing unused gift cards and loyalty credits.

Online retailers are launching gift card programs amid the growing demand during the holiday season

With American shoppers expected to increase their spending on gift cards during the 2022 holiday season, online retailers are launching gift card programs to capitalize on the growing trend. For instance,

  • In December 2022, iHerb, one of the leading online marketplaces for vitamins, minerals, and supplements, announced the launch of a digital gift card program for its shoppers in the United States. The digital gift cards are redeemable against any product available on the e-commerce marketplace. The platform is also offering customers an option to customize their gift cards by including a message before sending it to the recipient.

From the short to medium-term perspective, more online retailers are expected to launch gift card programs to cater to the growing demand in the United States. This will keep assisting the overall industry growth.

This report provides a detailed data centric analysis of gift card market, covering market opportunities and risks across a range of retail categories. With over 75 KPIs at United States level, this report provides a comprehensive understanding of gift card market dynamics, market size and forecast.

Scope

Total Spend on Gifts in United States

  • By Consumer Segment (Retail and Corporate)
  • By Product Categories (13 Segments)
  • By Retail Sectors (7 Segments)

Gift Card Market Size by KPIs across Consumer Segments in United States

  • Gross Load Value
  • Transaction Value
  • Unused Value
  • Average Value Per Transaction
  • Transaction Volume
  • Average Value of Card Purchased
  • Number of Cards

Gift Card Market Size by Consumer Segment in United States

  • Retail Consumer
  • Corporate Consumer (Small Scale, Mid-Tier, Large Enterprise)

Digital Gift Card Market Size in United States

  • By Retail Consumer
  • By Retail Purchase Occasion
  • By Corporate Consumer
  • By Corporate Purchase Occasion
  • By Company Size

Gift Card Market Size by Retail Consumer in United States

  • By Functional Attribute
  • By Occasion
  • Festivals & Special Celebration Days
  • Milestone Celebration
  • Self-Use
  • Other
  • Value by Purchase Channel

Gift Card Spend by Consumer Behavior and Demographics in United States

  • Consumer Purchase Behaviour
  • Gift Card Buyer by Age Group
  • Gift Card Buyer by Income Level
  • Gift Card Buyer by Gender

Gift Card Market Size by Corporate Consumer in United States

  • By Functional Attribute
  • By Occasion
  • Employee Incentive
  • Sales Incentive
  • Consumer Incentive
  • By Scale of Business

Gift Spend by Product Categories (Split by Retail and Corporate Consumers) in United States

  • Food & Beverage
  • Health, Wellness & Beauty
  • Apparel, Footwear & Accessories
  • Books & Media Products
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Toys, Kids, and Babies
  • Jewelry
  • Sporting Goods
  • Home & Kitchen Accessories & Appliances
  • Travel
  • Entertainment & Gaming
  • Other

Gift Card Spend by Retail Sector (Split by Retail and Corporate Consumers) in United States

  • Ecommerce & Department Stores
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Supermarket, Hypermarket, Convenience Store
  • Entertainment & Gaming
  • Specialty Stores
  • Health & Wellness
  • Travel

Gift Card Spend by Distribution Channel (Split by Retail and Corporate Consumers) in United States

  • Gift Card Online Sales
  • Gift Card Offline Sales
  • 1st Party Sales
  • 3rd Party Sales
  • Sales Uplift

Reasons to buy

  • In-depth understanding of gift card and incentive card market dynamics: Understand market opportunity, key trends and drivers along with five-year forecast (2018-2027) for gift cards and incentive cards in the United States.
  • Develop market specific strategies: Identify growth segments and target specific opportunities across consumer segments and occasions to formulate your gift cards strategy; assess market specific key trends and risks.
  • Get insights into consumer attitude and behaviour in the United States: Understand changing consumer attitude and behaviour and boost ROI. Get detailed insights into retail spend through gift cards for both retail and corporate consumers.
  • Get complete perspective through six essential KPIs: number of cards in circulation, load value, unused value, average purchase value, average value per transaction, and value of transactions.
  • Distribution channel insights: Understand gift cards sales dynamics by channels - online vs offline and by 1st party vs 3rd party sales.
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market

What is the estimated value of the U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market?

The U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market was estimated to be valued at $204.32 Billion in 2023.

What is the growth rate of the U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market?

The growth rate of the U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market is 5.7%, with an estimated value of $255.43 Billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market?

The U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market is estimated to be worth $255.43 Billion by 2027.

Who are the key companies in the U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market?

Key companies in the U.S. Gift Card and Incentive Card Market include Wal, Mart Stores Inc, Kroger Co, Amazon.com Inc, Target Corp, Costco Wholesale Corp, Albertson's Inc, Home Depot Inc, The and Apple Inc.

Table of Contents

1 About this Report
1.1 Summary
1.2 Methodology
1.3 Definition
1.4 Disclaimer
2 United States Total Gift Spend Analyzer
2.1 Total Spend on Gift by Value - Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
2.2 Total Spend on Gift by Volume - Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
2.3 Total Gift Spend Market Share Analysis by Consumer Segment, 2018-2027
2.4 Gift Spend Market Size and Forecast Analysis by Product Category
2.5 Gift Spend Market Share Analysis by Product Category
2.6 Total Gift Spend Market Size and Forecast Trend Analysis by Retail Sector
2.7 Total Gift Spend Market Share Analysis by Retail Sector
3 United States Retail Consumer Gift Spend Analyzer
3.1 Retail Consumer Spend on Gift - Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
3.2 Retail Consumer Gift Spend Market Analysis by Volume, 2018-2027
3.3 Retail Consumer Gift Spend Market Size and Forecast Analysis by Product Category
3.4 Retail Consumer Gift Spend Market Share Analysis by Product Category
3.5 Retail Consumer Gift Spend Market Size and Forecast Trend Analysis by Retail Sector
3.6 Retail Consumer Total Gift Spend Market Share Analysis by Retail Sector
4 United States Corporate Consumer Gift Spend Analyzer
4.1 Corporate Consumer Spend on Gift - Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
4.2 Corporate Consumer Gift Spend Market Analysis by Volume, 2018-2027
4.3 Corporate Consumer Gift Spend Market Size and Forecast Analysis by Product Category
4.4 Corporate Consumer Gift Spend Market Share Analysis by Product Category
4.5 Corporate Consumer Total Gift Spend Market Size and Forecast Trend Analysis by Retail Sector
4.6 Corporate Consumer Total Gift Spend Market Share Analysis by Retail Sector
5 United States Gift Card Spend Analyzer
5.1 Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
5.2 Gift Card Spend Market Analysis by Transaction Value and Volume, 2018-2027
5.3 Gift Card Spend Market Analysis by Avg. Value and Unused Value, 2018-2027
5.4 Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Consumer Segment
5.5 Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Functional Attribute
5.6 Digital Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
6 United States Digital Gift Card Spend Analyzer
6.1 Digital Gift Card Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
6.2 Digital Gift Card Penetration by Occasion, 2018-2027
6.3 Retail Consumer Digital Gift Card Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
6.4 Retail Consumer Digital Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Occasion, 2018-2027
6.5 Corporate Consumer Digital Gift Card Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
6.6 Corporate Consumer Digital Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Occasion, 2018-2027
6.7 Corporate Consumer Digital Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Company Size
6.8 Large Enterprise Segment Digital Gift Card Spend Analysis
6.9 Mid-Tier Segment Digital Gift Card Spend Analysis
6.1 Small Scale Segment Digital Gift Card Spend Analysis
7 United States Gift Card Spend Share by Demographics and Purchase Behaviour
7.1 Gift Card Spend Share by Age, Income, and Gender
7.2 Digital Gift Card Spend Share by Age, Income, and Gender
7.3 Gift Card Consumer Purchase Behaviour
7.4 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend by Company Type
8 United States Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Analyzer
8.1 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
8.2 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Occasion, 2018-2027
8.3 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Functional Attribute
8.4 Retail Consumer Digital Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
9 United States Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Functional Attribute
9.1 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Open Loop vs. Closed Loop, 2018-2027
9.2 Retail Consumer Open Loop Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
9.3 Retail Consumer Closed Loop Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
9.4 Retail Consumer Average Value of Gift Card Purchased by Functional Attribute
10 United States Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Occasion
10.1 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Occasion, 2018-2027
10.2 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Festivals & Special Celebration Days, 2018-2027
10.3 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Milestone Celebration, 2018-2027
10.4 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Self-Use, 2018-2027
10.5 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Other, 2018-2027
11 United States Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Analyzer
11.1 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
11.2 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Occasion, 2018-2027
11.3 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Functional Attribute
11.4 Corporate Consumer Digital Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
12 United States Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Functional Attribute
12.1 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Open Loop vs. Closed Loop, 2018-2027
12.2 Corporate Consumer Open Loop Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
12.3 Corporate Consumer Closed Loop Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
12.4 Corporate Consumer Average Value of Gift Card Purchased by Functional Attribute
13 United States Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Occasion
13.1 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Occasion, 2018-2027
13.2 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Employee Incentive, 2018-2027
13.3 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Sales / Channel Incentive, 2018-2027
13.4 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast - Consumer Incentive, 2018-2027
14 United States Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Company Size
14.1 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Company Size
14.2 Corporate Consumer - Large Enterprise Segment - Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
14.3 Corporate Consumer - Mid-Tier Segment - Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
14.4 Corporate Consumer - Small Scale Segment - Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast, 2018-2027
15 United States Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Company Size X Functional Attribute
15.1 Large Enterprise Segment Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Functional Attribute
15.2 Mid-Tier Segment Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Functional Attribute
15.3 Small Scale Segment Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Functional Attribute
16 United States Gift Card Spend Analysis by Distribution Channel
16.1 Closed Loop Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast by Distribution Channel - Online vs. Offline, 2020-2027
16.2 Retail Consumer Closed Loop Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast by Distribution Channel - Online vs. Offline, 2020-2027
16.3 Corporate Consumer Closed Loop Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast by Distribution Channel - Online vs. Offline, 2020-2027
16.4 Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast by Online Distribution Channel - 1st Party Sales vs. 3rd Party Sales, 2020-2027
17 United States Gift Card Spend Analysis by Retail Sector
17.1 Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast by Retail Sector, 2018-2027
17.2 Total Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Retail Sector
17.3 Sales Uplift by Retail Sector, 2022
18 United States Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Retail Sector
18.1 Retail Consumer - Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast by Retail Sector, 2018-2027
18.2 Retail Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Retail Sector
19 United States Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Analysis by Retail Sector
19.1 Corporate Consumer - Gift Card Spend Market Size and Forecast by Retail Sector, 2018-2027
19.2 Corporate Consumer Gift Card Spend Market Share Analysis by Retail Sector
20 United States Closed Loop Gift Card Market Share Analysis by Top Retailers

Companies Mentioned

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc
  • Kroger Co
  • Amazon.com Inc
  • Target Corp
  • Costco Wholesale Corp
  • Albertson's Inc
  • Home Depot Inc, The
  • Apple Inc