Preferred payment methods of online shoppers worldwide as of March 2017

Preferred online retail payment methods worldwide 2017 The statistic gives information on the preferred payment methods of global online shoppers as of March 2017. During the survey period, 42 percent of online shoppers worldwide stated that they preferred to pay via credit card.
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Share of online shoppers
Credit cards42%
Electronic payment (PayPal if available)39%
Debit cards28%
Cash on delivery23%
Bank transfers20%
Gift cards or vouchers15%
Mobile payment14%
Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin)3%
Other3%
Share of online shoppers
Credit cards42%
Electronic payment (PayPal if available)39%
Debit cards28%
Cash on delivery23%
Bank transfers20%
Gift cards or vouchers15%
Mobile payment14%
Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin)3%
Other3%
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The statistic gives information on the preferred payment methods of global online shoppers as of March 2017. During the survey period, 42 percent of online shoppers worldwide stated that they preferred to pay via credit card.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
December 23, 2016, and March 21, 2017
Number of respondents
18,551 respondents
Special properties
online shoppers who buy goods or services online at least once per month
Method of interview
Online panel
Supplementary notes
What is your preferred way of paying for goods and services bought online?

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