The Most Used Cross-Border Shopping Online Payment Methods, 2018

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PayPal & AliPay Are Ranked as the Most Used Cross-border Shopping Online Payment Method With a Rate of 39%, 2017 | IPC

E-Commerce & Retail | Global

Cross-border shopping is the name given to the activity where in private individuals buy goods abroad because of lower taxes and import them for their own consumption, without declaring them in full in order to avoid paying import duties. International e-commerce is called cross-border e-commerce when consumers buy online from merchants, located in other countries and jurisdictions. Online trade between consumers and merchants who share one common language and border or which make use of the same currency are not always perceived as cross-border by consumers.

Take a glance at the most used online cross-border shopping payment methods:

  • PayPal, Ali pay or equivalent are ranked as the most used cross-border shopping online payment method with a rate of 39%.
  • Credit cards are ranked as the second most used cross-border online payment method with a rate of 28%.
  • Debit cards come at next as a used online payment method for cross-border purchases.
The Most Prefered Online Cross-Border Shopping Payment Methods, 2018.

A Chart Shows The Most Preferred Online Cross-Border Shopping Payment Methods, 2017.

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