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The Paypers launches The Payment Methods Report 2018


The Paypers has issued The Payment Methods Report 2018, which is a comprehensive collection of facts nad figures on the key trends and developments in online payments.

This year’s edition focuses on how poeple in different geographies and verticals choose to pay online. The report places special emphasis on customer preferences per region and industry, and highlights the best practices from merchants and payment solution providers.

The report authors have looked at trends across geographies and verticals, both online and offline. The data gathered shows that the evolution of cash payments is just as important as the growth of online payment methods.

Preferred payment methods in different regions and verticals

The report investigates some of the most important markets worldwide and illustrates the preferred payment methods in each country covered. Apart from lots of ecommerce data and most popular payment solutions you will also get a summary of some of the best-known alternative payment methods in selected regions of the world.

Additionally, the report takes a closer look into e-wallets. There is a dedicated section featuring an infographic of 61 most prominent e-wallets today.

Insights into payment methods and preferences across the globe

The report also features a section with editorials from leading experts in the payments industry.

Dean Wallace from ACI Worldwide presents the benefits of real-time payments for merchants, discussing one of the hottest topics in the payments ecosystem at the moment, as both banks and merchants look to match their services to customer demand and expectations.

Luke Griffiths from Klarna and Luke Flomo from Trustly providing their expert views regarding pay later solutions and online banking payments from a consumer and cross-border perspective.

Ralf Ohlhausen from PPRO sheds light on how to build the ideal payment mix for global businesses by laying out a plan for any merchant to gain success on a global scale.

Abhishek Banerjee and Rossini Zumwalt from Emergent Payments point out the opportunities in the emerging markets (Africa, LATAM, India, and Southeast Asia).

Samuel Barret from Trustly’s gaming division talkes about the challenges and opportunities in online gaming, pointing out ways to deal with some of the most demanding payments requests from gamers.

Jeroen Dekker from AcceptEasy explains how an ideal solution for relationship payments in Europe looks like, and presents what it means to minimise the payments hassle for B2C customers.

Karen Pepper from Amazon Pay explains why voice can be perceived as the new frontier in commerce, while Mounir Mouawad from Google Pay presents the benefits of using Google Pay for merchants.


The Payment Methods Report 2018 is a must-read summary of the most important aspects of the payments industry trends, developments and forecasts for the future. The report is meant to help any payment service provider, merchant, or industry-affiliated reader make more informed decisions about payment methods they use or want to introduce.

Download your free copy here and get exclusive insights into the global payments landscape!



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