The first online sale was made in 1994. Do you know what it was? It wasn't a book or airline tickets or even a software download. It was a pepperoni pizza.
How revolutionary was the ability to shop online? With the Internet barely a year old, linking a payment system with an online interface was nothing short of groundbreaking.
Visa has been a part the history of online commerce from the very beginning. Today, more than 20 years later, we process 29 million online transactions per day. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of the 2.9 billion worldwide Internet users use mobile devices every day.
The video below discusses the growth of e-commerce over the last two decades and reveals just how many hungry Internet users might be ordering and paying for pizza online as you’re reading this very article.