This content is a press release from our partner Business Wire. The AP newsroom and editorial departments were not involved in its creation.
PRESS RELEASE from provider: Business Wire
This content is a press release from our partner Business Wire. The AP newsroom and editorial departments were not involved in its creation.

European Online Payment Methods, 2019 - The Use of Payments on Smartphones, Tablets & Wearables is Rising; Led by Scandinavian Nations and the UK - ResearchAndMarkets.com

February 15, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 15, 2019--The “Europe Online Payment Methods 2019” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report highlights the trends in the European online payments market. The report reveals that payments to European E-Commerce platforms are still dominated by digital wallets and credit cards.

Credit or debit cards and PayPal were the top two payment methods accounting for nearly three-quarters of E-Commerce sales in Europe in 2018, according to recent data cited in the report. However, there was also a significant variance in online shoppers’ preference for payment methods by country. In the Netherlands, for example, online banking method iDEAL beat both digital wallets and cards in terms of usage in E-Commerce and in Poland, local fast transfer services such as PayU and Przelewy24 were in the lead.

Although Europe lags behind other global regions, such as Asia-Pacific, in terms of mobile payment adoption, the use of payments on smartphones, tablets and wearables is rising, as the report shows. Scandinavian nations and the UK are among the leaders of this trend, especially when it comes to making mobile payments in-store. Also, consumers in emerging economies across Europe show interest in mobile wallets. In Russia, the use of Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay by connected consumers is already in the double-digits.

Overall, surveys cited in the report indicate that digital buyers across Europe want online sellers to offer a variety of payment methods at the checkout. More than one in five online shoppers in France are more likely to visit an online store that supports alternative payment methods to credit cards. Additionally, three-quarters of UK buyers prefer E-Commerce websites with a range of payment options.

At the same time, shoppers are wary of the safety of their payment details on the Internet. A double-digit share of online buyers in Spain value security over both the speed and comfort of the payment process, and more than 50% of shoppers in Sweden try to avoid entering card details on E-Commerce sites.

Questions Answered in this Report

Which payment methods are preferred by online shoppers in Europe? What are the acceptance rates of different payment methods in European online stores? What are the key trends in digital payments in this region and worldwide? How is the use of mobile wallets evolving in Europe? What features do European shoppers value the most in online payment methods?

Companies Mentioned

Adyen B.V. Alipay.com Co. Ltd. Amazon.com Inc. American Express International Apple Inc. Blik Inc. Currence iDeal B.V. Google LLC Inc. MasterCard Inc. PayPal Holdings Inc. PayU Przelewy24 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Sberbank of Russia Swish Inc. Vipps AS Visa Inc. Wirecard AG Worldpay Inc. Yandex LLC

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g4txk5/european_online?w=4

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190215005354/en/

CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager


For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470

For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630

For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900

Related Topics:E-Business,Online Banking



SOURCE: Research and Markets

Copyright Business Wire 2019.

PUB: 02/15/2019 11:11 AM/DISC: 02/15/2019 11:11 AM