Dutch smartphone users often pay by credit card or via PayPal




In the first half of 2014 Dutch counted in 53 percent of online purchases via PayPal. For purchases made via smartphones, the most used payment method, however, the credit card.

Especially on laptops and desktops iDeal was the most popular payment method: 59 percent of online purchases were settled in this way. In tablet users, the percentage was 46 percent. If online their smartphone take in hand to deal, however, they use only 24 percent IDL. Often, 28 percent, they use a credit card. “The use of PayPal on the smartphone remains at present somewhat behind the other devices” must Mallekoote Piet, CEO of Currence admit. Currence is the organization responsible for the PayPal platform.

The director thinks that too few mobile users are familiar with iDeal mobile. ING and Rabobank launched the mobile version of PayPal in 2011, but the payment is still not as popular as in desktops and laptops. The PayPal mobile payment method works via the app from banks or through a mobile site. Not all banks iDeal mobile.

In total, no matter what device was used, consumers use PayPal for 53 percent of online purchases, compared to 12 percent who opted for the credit card. The giro is still used for 8 percent of online purchases, followed by the authorization and transfer with 6 and 5 percent respectively. The figures standing in eCommerce Payment Monitor, a study of payment methods in the Netherlands, conducted by GfK in collaboration with Currence and Thuiswinkel.org.


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