Preferred payment methods in online retail in Germany 2013

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the most used payment methods by customers of online retailers in Germany in 2013. During the survey period it was found that 18 percent of responding online retailers said their customers predominantly paid via credit card.

Which of the following payment methods do your customers use most often?

Share of online retailers
Payment per invoice29%
Advance payment per bank transfer20%
Credit card18%
Direct debit14%
Instant transfer3%
Cash on delivery2%
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Release date

January 2013



Survey time period

November 2012 to January 2013

Number of respondents

48 ≤ n ≤ 122

Age group

Special properties

online retailers who offered the respective payment method

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Payment methods, which were offered by less than 48 retailers were not taken into account. The figures in this statistic represent the share of retailers, which offered the selected payment method.

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