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Global Alternative Online Payment Methods: Second Half 2017

Global Alternative Online Payment Methods: Second Half 2017

Online retail payments trending away from cards, according to yStats.com report

A new publication from the research analysts at Germany-based yStats.com, “Global Alternative Online Payment Methods: Second Half 2017” includes the payment preference for online shopping in over 30 countries. The report predicts that the leadership of payment cards in worldwide E-Commerce will give way to digital payments such as PayPal and Alipay by 2021.

E-Wallets, exemplified by PayPal and Alipay, are the most common of the new payment alternatives used by global online shoppers. Other popular payment methods include transfer to a seller’s bank account or cash on delivery. This latter payment method continues to dominate in E-Commerce in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. There are also other country specific payment alternatives to card payments, but the global trend is toward digital wallets, expected to account for almost one half of online retail sales payments by 2021, according to a forecast cited in the yStats.com report.

The Asia-Pacific region is the leader in this trend, as digital and mobile wallet payments were used for nearly 50% of all E-Commerce there last year. In global E-Commerce leader China, alternative payment through third party processors is growing at double digit rates. The yStats.com report points to other countries where alternative methods have already overtaken the use of plastic, though the publication also tells of markets such as France and Belgium where credit cards still predominate in online payment.


1. Management Summary
2. Global developments
Breakdown of E-Commerce Sales by Payment Methods, in %, 2021f
Top Two Payment Methods Preferred in Cross-Border Online Shopping, in % of Cross-Border Online Shoppers, 2016 & 2017
3. Asia-Pacific
3.1. Regional
Breakdown of E-Commerce Sales by Payment Methods, in %, 2017e
3.2. Advanced Markets
3.2.1. Japan
Online and Mobile Payment Trends, January 2018
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016
3.2.2. Australia
Breakdown of Online Payments by Payment Method, in %, 2013 & 2016
3.3. Emerging Markets
3.3.1. China
Online and Mobile Payment Trends, January 2018
Third-Party Online Payment Volume, in CNY trillion, by Two Comparative Estimates, Q1 2016 – Q2 2017
Breakdown of Third-Party Online Payment GMV by Players, in %, by Two Comparative Estimates, Q2 2017
3.3.2. India
Share of Urban Online Shoppers Who Switched from Cash on Delivery to Online Payment Methods Following Demonetization, in % of Online Shoppers, 2017
Breakdown Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Urban Online Shoppers, 2017
3.3.3. Indonesia
Top 3 Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Internet Users, 2016
3.3.4. Singapore
Share of Cards and Digital Wallets in E-Commerce Sales, in %, 2013 & 2017e
3.3.5. Thailand
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, July 2017
3.3.6. Malaysia
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, February 2017
3.3.7. Vietnam
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2015 & 2016
4. Europe
4.1. Regional
Top 10 Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016 & 2017
4.2. Advanced Markets
4.2.1. UK
Online and Mobile Payment Trends, January 2018
Top 3 Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Internet Users, 2017
Top 3 Reasons for Checkout Abandonment, in % of Internet Users, 2017
4.2.2. Germany
Online and Mobile Payment Trends, January 2018
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, May 2017
Payment Methods Offered, in % of Top 1,000 Online Shops, 2015 & 2016
4.2.3. France
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2017
4.2.4. Spain
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016 & 2017
Breakdown of Factors Most Important in Online Payment Methods, in % of Online Shoppers, October 2017
4.2.5. Italy
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2017
4.2.6. Netherlands
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2017
4.2.7. Sweden
Payment Methods Used and Preferred in Online and Mobile Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, Q2 2017
4.2.8. Switzerland
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2017
4.2.9. Belgium
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2017
4.3. Emerging Markets
4.3.1. Russia
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Active Internet Users, H1 2017
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016 & 2017
Breakdown of Last Online Purchase by Payment Method, in %, 2016 & 2017
4.3.2. Poland
Payment Methods That Encourage Online Shoppers to Purchase Online, in % of Online Shoppers, April 2017
4.3.3. Czech Republic
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, June 2017
5. North America
5.1. USA
Online and Mobile Payment Trends, February 2018
Breakdown of Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, February 2017
Ways in Which Fear of Hacking Has Influenced Online Shopping Behavior, in % of Online Shoppers, January 2017
5.2. Canada
Top 3 Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Respondents, March 2017
Breakdown of E-Commerce Sales by Payment Systems, in %, 2015 & 2016
6. Latin America
6.1. Brazil
Share of Top 10 B2C E-Commerce Payment Methods of Orders Placed and Approved Orders, in %, and Approval Rate by Payment Method, in %, Q1 2017
Factors Important for the Decision to Purchase in E-Commerce, incl. Payment-Related, in % of Online Shoppers, April 2017
Payment Methods Used in M-Commerce, in % of Mobile Shoppers, September 2017
6.2. Mexico
Online Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, by Device Used, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2017
Offline Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, by Device Used, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2017
Top 5 Most Important Aspects in E-Commerce Payments, in % of Online Shoppers, February 2017
6.3. Colombia
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2016
7. Middle East
7.1. Regional
Top 3 Barriers to Online Shopping, in % of Local Millennials in the GCC Who Did Not Shop Online, July 2017
7.2. UAE
Breakdown of Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016
7.3. Saudi Arabia
Payment Methods Used in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, May 2017
Breakdown of Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016
Breakdown of Payment Methods Most Used in Online Shops According to E-Commerce Merchants, in % of Surveyed E-Commerce Merchants, June 2017
7.4. Qatar
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016
7.5. Kuwait
Breakdown of Payment Methods Preferred in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016
7.6. Lebanon
Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016
8. Africa
8.1. South Africa
Breakdown of Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2017
Breakdown of Factors that Would Encourage to Shop Online More, incl. Payment-Related, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2017
8.2. Egypt
Top 3 Payment Methods Preferred in E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, 2016

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