Most popular payment methods for everyday transactions according to internet users worldwide as of September 2017

Distribution of consumer transactions worldwide 2017, by payment channel This statistic presents the most popular payment methods for everyday transactions according to internet users worldwide as of September 2017. When asked to think about they payment methods for their ten most recent transactions, it was found that seven percent were made via P2P transfer. In-store still accounted for the single largest share of everyday transactions with 40 percent. Digital as a whole accounted for 60 percent of consumer payment transactions.
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Share of respondents
In-store40%
Other online15%
Buy buttons9%
Other mobile transfers8%
P2P transfer7%
Mobile messenger apps7%
Other in-app payments4%
QR codes4%
Smart home device3%
Wearables / contactless2%
Other1%
Share of respondents
In-store40%
Other online15%
Buy buttons9%
Other mobile transfers8%
P2P transfer7%
Mobile messenger apps7%
Other in-app payments4%
QR codes4%
Smart home device3%
Wearables / contactless2%
Other1%
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This statistic presents the most popular payment methods for everyday transactions according to internet users worldwide as of September 2017. When asked to think about they payment methods for their ten most recent transactions, it was found that seven percent were made via P2P transfer. In-store still accounted for the single largest share of everyday transactions with 40 percent. Digital as a whole accounted for 60 percent of consumer payment transactions.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
July 27 to September 5, 2017
Number of respondents
9,200 respondents
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Full question was ‘Please think about the payments you make for everyday transactions (excluding rent, mortgage, or other larger, infrequent payments). Thinking of your past 10 everyday transactions, how many were made in each of the following ways?
Research conducted the survey with n = 9,200 across 16 countries (USA, Canada, UK, France, Poland, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, UAE)

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