Press Release: Europe Online Payment Methods: First Half 2015
A new installment in the series of publications about online payment markets around the world, “Europe Online Payment Methods: First Half 2015,” was published by Hamburg-based secondary market research firm yStats.com. Among the findings of the report is that in many countries of the Western part of the continent, credit card is the leading online payment method, while online shoppers from some of the Eastern European markets rather prefer alternative methods. Read more here: https://www.ystats.com/preference-for-online-payment-methods-differ-between-eastern-and-western-europe/ Find the report here:https://www.ystats.com/product/europe-online-payment-methods-first-half-2015/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Hamburg, August 11
Preference for Online Payment Methods Differ Between Eastern and Western Europe
A new installment in the series of publications about online payment markets around the world, “Europe Online
Payment Methods: First Half 2015,” was published by Hamburg-based secondary market research firm yStats.com.
Among the findings of the report is that in many countries of the Western part of the continent, credit card is the
leading online payment method, while online shoppers from some of the Eastern European markets rather prefer
In Europe, online shoppers show varying preferences for payment methods used when making purchases over the
Internet. In countries such as the UK, France, Spain, Italy and the Nordics, card payments have a clear lead. This trend in
Western Europe is disrupted by a few exceptions only, including Germany where invoice and direct debits accounted for a
larger share of online sales than credit cards in 2014, and the Netherlands where local banking method iDEAL holds more
than half of the market.
On the other hand, alternative payment methods dominate in some emerging markets in Eastern Europe. In the Czech
Republic and Belarus, over half of online shoppers paid by cash on delivery in 2014, while in Poland online bank transfer
was in the lead, followed by cash, and in Hungary more than two thirds of online purchases were paid for on delivery, either by
card or in cash. In Russia, the largest market in the sub-region, card payments overtook cash on delivery as the payment
method most used by online shoppers in 2014, but cash still ranks second and is followed by various alternative methods such
as E-Money or use of payment terminals.
A common trend in both parts of the region is the rise of mobile payments. Turkey was the Europe’s leader in share of
mobile device owners who already had experience with mobile payments, as of early 2015. Apple Pay launched in the UK this
summer, though according to some surveys, more Internet users in this country would rather trust their bank or PayPal to
provide a mobile wallet. In-store mobile payments via contactless technology are also gaining pace. For example, in France
the number of retail locations accepting such payments reached more than a quarter of a million.
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