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Global Alternative Online Payment Methods: First Half 2016

Global Alternative Online Payment Methods: First Half 2016

Cash and digital payment are main alternatives to cards for online purchases, says yStats.com report

Credit cards are used by over half of the world’s online shoppers, but the yStats.com report also points to regional diversity in alternative payment methods. Shoppers in Western Europe use digital payment systems more than credit cards, while in the Middle East and Africa as well as Eastern Europe, cash on delivery is still widely used. There are also a multiple country-specific alternative payment methods, such as Boleto Bancario in Brazil and iDEAL in the Netherlands.

Consumers are very interested in security of their online payments, occasionally driving the alternative methods. A survey cited in the yStats.com report reflects that the majority of online shoppers in Spain choose payment methods based on how secure they are. Having a variety of payment methods is also important to consumers. In Japan, close to one third of online shoppers have cancelled a purchase on not finding their preferred payment method available to them.


1. Management Summary
2. Global Developments
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, by Regions, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
3. Asia-Pacific
3.1. Advanced Markets
3.1.1. Japan
Online and Mobile Payment Trends and News about Players, H1 2016
Breakdown of Payment Methods Most Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, March 2016
Breakdown of Experience with Cases Where Preferred Payment Method Was Not Offered, in % of Online Shoppers, March 2016
3.1.2. South Korea
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
Payment Methods Used in Mobile Shopping, in % of Mobile Shoppers, 2014 & 2015
3.2. Emerging Markets
3.2.1. China
Online and Mobile Payment Trends and News about Players, H1 2016
Third-Party Online Payment GMV, in CNY trillion, and in % Year-on-Year Change, 2012 - 2019f
Breakdown of Third-Party Online Payment GMV, in %, and Total, in CNY trillion, Q1 2015 – Q4 2015
Breakdown of Third-Party Online Payment GMV, by Providers, in %, 2015
3.2.2. India
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
3.2.3. Indonesia
Breakdown of E-Commerce Payments by Payment Method, by Approximate Share in %, 2015
3.2.4. Thailand
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, by Gender and Generation, May 2015
3.2.5. Vietnam
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2014 & 2015
4. Europe
4.1. Advanced Markets
4.1.1. UK
Online and Mobile Payment Trends and News about Players, H1 2016
Top 3 Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
4.1.2. Germany
Online and Mobile Payment Trends and News about Players, August 2016
Breakdown of Online and Mail Order Sales, by Payment Methods, in % and in EUR million, 2014 & 2015
Breakdown of Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2014 & 2015
Most Important Criteria When Choosing a Payment Method to Purchase Online, in % of Online Shoppers, 2015
Payment Methods Used in Mobile Shopping, in % of Mobile Shoppers, May 2015
4.1.3. France
Payment Methods Most Used in B2C E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2015 & June 2016
4.1.4. Spain
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2014 & 2015
Breakdown of Aspects Most Important for Payment Methods in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2015
4.1.5. Italy
Breakdown of B2C E-Commerce Sales, by Payment Methods, in %, 2012 - 2016f
4.1.6. Netherlands
Breakdown of Online Purchases by Payment Methods, in %, 2014 & 2015
4.1.7. Sweden
Breakdown of Preferred Payment Methods in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, Q4 2014 & Q4 2015
4.2. Emerging Markets
4.2.1. Russia
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2013 – 2015
Top 5 E-Money Services Used, in % of E-Money Users, December 2015
Online Payment Methods Used When Paying Online via Smartphone, in % of Users, March 2016
4.2.2. Poland
Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, April 2016
4.2.3. Czech Republic
Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2015
5. North America
5.1. Regional
Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
5.2. USA
Online Payment Trends and News about Players, H1 2016
General Payment Methods Used, in % of Internet Users, March 2016
6. Latin America
6.1. Brazil
Online Payment Trends and News about Players, H1 2016
Breakdown of Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2015
6.2. Mexico
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2015
Reasons for Not Shopping Online, incl. Payment-Related, in % of Internet Users Who Do Not Shop Online, 2015
6.3. Argentina
Breakdown of E-Commerce Sales by Payment Methods, in %, 2015
6.4. Colombia
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
7. Middle East and Africa
7.1. Regional
Breakdown of Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping in MENA, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2016
Share of Consumers in the Middle East Who Would Opt for Alternative Payment Methods, in %, and Selected Alternative Payment Methods They Would Opt for, incl. “Mobile Wallet”, in %, May 2016
7.2. South Africa
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
7.3. Nigeria
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2015
7.4. Egypt
Share of Online Shoppers Paying by Cash on Delivery, in %, June 2016
7.5. Morocco
Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, February 2016

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