Preferred payment methods for online purchases in Germany in 2016

The statistic shows the results of a survey on the preferred payment methods for online purchases in Germany in 2016. During the survey period it was found that 69 percent of respondents most often used or preferred PayPal when shopping online.

Which payment methods do you prefer or use most often when shopping online?

Share of respondents
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Release date

October 2015



Survey time period

April 6-18, 2017

Number of respondents

4,398 respondents

Age group

16-69 years

Special properties

German-speaking population making online purchases at least once a year

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original German survey question was phrased as follows: "Welche Zahlungsverfahren nutzen Sie am häufigsten bzw. bevorzugen Sie bei Ihrem Einkauf?" deutschsprachige Wohnbevölkerung, die mind. 1mal im Jahr online einkauft

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