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The most popular online payment methods by country

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North America

The most popular online payment methods in North America.

USA - Payment methods USA - Payment methods

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Canada - Payment methods Canada - Payment methods

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Latin America

Argentina - Payment methods Argentina - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Argentina:

Brazil - Payment methods Brazil - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Brazil:

What is "Boleto Bancario"?
Boleto Bancario is a national payment system that lets customers pay in cash in their bank or at an ATM.

Chile - Payment methods Chile - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Chile:

What is "Servipag"?
Servipag is an offline payment service.
When customers choose Servipag, they receive a payment coupon, which they then take to a nearby Servipag store to pay.

Mexico - Payment methods Mexico - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Mexico:

What is "DineroMail"?
Customers select DineroMail OXXO or DineroMail 7Eleven when they make their purchase. They are then redirected to the DineroMail site to print a payment slip. They take this payment slip to a OXXO or 7Eleven store where they make the payment.

Colombia - Payment methods Colombia - Payment methods

Costa Rica - Payment methods Costa Rica - Payment methods

Nicaragua - Payment methods Nicaragua - Payment methods

Panama - Payment methods Panama - Payment methods

Peru - Payment methods Peru - Payment methods

Venezuela - Payment methods Venezuela - Payment methods

Asia

The most popular online payment methods in Asia.

China - Payment methods China - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in China:

What is "Alipay"?
Alipay was created by the Alibaba group. It is the largest eWallet provider in China. Customers must have an account to make payments. Purchases can be made using credit cards and cash.

South Korea - Payment methods South Korea - Payment methods

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Hong Kong - Payment methods Hong Kong - Payment methods

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India - Payment methods India - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in India:

What is "OxiCash"?
OxiCash is an payment platform that lets people in India with phones use it as an eWallet. They can pay for purchases like mobile phone refills, electricity bills, movie tickets, train and plane tickets, hotels, and more.

What is "ITZ Card" ?
ITZ Card is a prepaid mobile top-up whose motto is "Pay now and use at your convenience."
It can be used as a reliable payment system that can be taken anywhere, without the need to carry cash.

Indonesia - Payment methods Indonesia - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Indonesia:

E-commerce in Indonesia:
Only 4.5% of the population has a bank card. They are used for 7% of online purchases.

Japan - Payment methods Japan - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Japan:

What are "Konbinis"?
Konbinis are convenience stores where customers can pay cash for purchases they have made on the internet.
Customers can order products online, select "pay in a konbini," receive an ID number, and make the payment within 6 days. They receive their purchases after the merchant is paid.

Malaysia - Payment methods Malaysia - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Malaysia:

E-commerce in Malaysia
Customers often buy from international sites.

Philippines - Payment methods Philippines - Payment methods

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Singapore - Payment methods Singapore - Payment methods

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Taiwan - Payment methods Taiwan - Payment methods

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Thailand - Payment methods Thailand - Payment methods

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What are "Over-the-counter Payments"?
They are a way for customers to order online and pay in cash in payment centers located in the countries in question.

Europe

The most popular online payment methods in Europe.

Germany - Payment methods Germany - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Germany:

What is "ELV"?
ELV is better known as “bank debit” or “debit notice”. It is also one of the most widely used payment methods in Germany. It works like an automatic debit.
This payment method is intended only for those with a German bank account.
The most important supplier of payments by ELV is Giropay (you can find the offer in the Sage Pay module).

Important: 80% of Germans do not finish their purchase if the payment methods do not suit them.

Source: Studie Erfolsfaktor Payment 2013

Belgium - Payment methods Belgium - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Belgium:

What is "Bancontact/Mistercash"?
Bancontact is a direct debit card available only in Belgium.

Denmark - Payment methods Denmark - Payment methods

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Finland - Payment methods Finland - Payment methods

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France - Payment methods France - Payment methods

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Greece - Payment methods Greece - Payment methods

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Hungary - Payment methods Hungary - Payment methods

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Ireland - Payment methods Ireland - Payment methods

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Italy - Payment methods Italy - Payment methods

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Norway - Payment methods Norway - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Norway:

What is "BankAccess"?
This is a bank transfer system offered by most Norwegian banks.
It provides bank authorizations for customers to make online purchases, without them having to share their bank details with e-merchants.
Customers must have a Norwegian bank account with access to an online or mobile banking service.
BankAccess guarantees the e-merchant will receive payment.

Netherlands - Payment methods Netherlands - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Netherlands:

What is "iDEAL"?
iDEAL was created to send online transfers with payment guarantees, giving customers and merchants more security for online payments.
This payment method authorizes customers to pay with their bank.
The buyer and merchant must have accounts with banks participating in iDEAL.

What is "AcceptGiro"?
It is a credit transfer system that ensures simple and easy payments for customers.

Poland - Payment methods Poland - Payment methods

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Portugal - Payment methods Portugal - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Portugal:

What is "Payshop"?
Payshop provides customers with a payment solution for online purchases. They can pay for their online purchases by visiting a Payshop agent (newsdealers, supermarkets, etc.)
All they need for their transaction is a bill or the transaction reference number.

What is "Multibanco"?
Multibanco lets e-shoppers pay from their bank account online or go to a Multibanco terminal to complete their order.

Russia - Payment methods Russia - Payment methods

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Spain - Payment methods Spain - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Spain:

E-commerce in Spain:
Spanish e-merchants sign contracts with banks, who provide them with payment solutions by Redsys.

Sweden - Payment methods Sweden - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Sweden:

What is "Nordea"?
Nordea lets users make bank transfers to e-merchants directly from their bank, without having to send their bank details to e-merchants. Customers must have a Swedish bank account with access to an online or mobile banking service.

Switzerland - Payment methods Switzerland - Payment methods

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Turkey - Payment methods Turkey - Payment methods

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United Kingdom - Payment methods United Kingdom - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in the United Kingdom:

E-commerce in the United Kingdom:
38% of smartphone owners made at least one payment with their smartphone in 2013

Middle East

The most popular online payment methods in Europe.

UAE - Payment methods UAE - Payment methods

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Israel - Payment methods Israel - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in Israel:

Oceania

The most popular online payment methods in Oceania.

Australia - Payment methods Australia - Payment methods

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New Zealand - Payment methods New Zealand - Payment methods

Africa

The most popular online payment methods in Africa.
Most of the population in Africa does not have access to traditional banking services. Mobile payment is a formidable growth opportunity for the continent.

South Africa - Payment methods South Africa - Payment methods

The most popular online payment methods in South Africa:

Egypt - Payment methods Egypt - Payment methods

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Morocco - Payment methods Morocco - Payment methods

Algeria - Payment methods Algeria - Payment methods

Tunisia - Payment methods Tunisia - Payment methods

Source: CyberSource – the power of payment