Share of e-commerce payment methods used in Germany 2017

This statistic illustrates the leading payment methods used for e-commerce transactions in Germany in 2017. For German consumers the leading method that was usually used for e-commerce transactions was invoice/credit transfers at 62 percent. 52 percent of respondents also reported that they usually used PayPal as of 2017.

How do you usually pay for your e-commerce transactions?**

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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information "In terms of methodology, the 2017 study is made up of two parts; a computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) in which respondents are asked to give a self-assessment of their payment habits, and a payments diary to be completed by the participants themselves in the seven days following the interview.In total, 2,106 individuals filled out the questionnaire and 2,061 individuals completed the diary in full.
** respondents stating that they shop at least occasionally online. Multiple responses possible.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "How do you usually pay for your e-commerce transactions?"

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