Methods of payment used for online purchases in France 2018

This graph displays the ranking of payment methods used among French consumers for online purchases in 2018. It appears that 89 percent of the respondents stated paying with a credit card for online purchases, whereas 41 percent used Paypal as payment method.

Ranking of the methods of payment most used among French people purchasing online in 2018

Share of respondents
Payment by credit card89%
Paypal payment41%
Payment by wire transfer14%
Payment by cheque12%
Payment by gift card / gift voucher10%
Payment in cash8%
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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

August 23-29, 2018

Number of respondents

1,001 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Aujourd'hui, quand vous réalisez un achat en ligne, quel est le moyen de paiement que vous privilégiez? En premier? En second?"

Multiple answers were possible.

The source adds the following information: "A ceux qui affirment réaliser des achats en ligne"

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