Payments and e-commerce in Ireland

Discover how the Irish like to shop and pay online

Between 2022 and 2025, the value of the e-commerce market in Ireland is expected to grow from US$8 billion to US$12 billion [1]. The market is growing for several reasons: young people, under 35, shop online at least once a week; the amount the Irish spend online is 26% higher than the EU average [2]; and the Irish are more likely than most to shop cross border [1].

Ninety-five percent of Irish adults have a bank account and over 90% have Internet access. Along with a willingness to shop cross border and try new merchants, this makes Ireland an attractive market for new e-commerce entrants. But with digital payments more than doubling each year, support for Irish alternative payment methods is a must [3].

  1. https://www.statista.com/outlook/dmo/ecommerce/ireland
  2. https://www.jpmorgan.com/europe/merchant-services/insights/reports/ireland
  3. https://www.centralbank.ie/statistics/data-and-analysis/payments-services-statistics

Ireland

General Information

  • Population 5.0 m
  • Population 15 + 4.0 m
  • Online Population 4.6 m
  • Area 84,421 km2
  • Currency EUR
  • GDP 428.3 bn $US
  • GDP per Capita 86,004 $US
Banked population
  • Ireland 95%
  • Western & Central Europe 96%
  • World 67%
Credit card penetration
  • Ireland 56%
  • Western & Central Europe 47%
  • World 19%
Internet penetration
  • Ireland 92%
  • Western & Central Europe 92%
  • World 62%
Smartphone penetration
  • Ireland 78%
  • Western & Central Europe 81%
  • World 70%

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Ireland

Local Payment Methods

BitPay Type Cryptocurrency Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Hyperwallet Type Bank transfer, Gift card, Prepaid voucher Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High PayPal Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Paysafecard Type Prepaid voucher Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Paysafecash Type Cash Regions Eastern Europe & the CIS, North America + 1 Paysera Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High SEPA Direct Debit Type Bank transfer Regions Eastern Europe & the CIS, Western & Central Europe Market relevance High Skrill Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Trustly Type Bank transfer Regions Eastern Europe & the CIS, North America + 1 Market relevance High TrustPay Type Bank transfer Regions Eastern Europe & the CIS, Western & Central Europe Allied Wallet Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High UnionPay SecurePay Type Local payment card Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Apple Pay Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Amazon Pay Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, North America + 1 Market relevance High Boku Type Carrier billing Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Google Pay Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Masterpass Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Mobiamo Type Carrier billing Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Razer Gold Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High SEPA Credit Transfer Type Bank transfer Regions Eastern Europe & the CIS, Western & Central Europe Market relevance High SWIFT Type Bank transfer Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance High Lydia Type Wallet Regions Western & Central Europe Market relevance Medium Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance Medium SEPA Instant Credit Transfers (SCT Inst) Type Bank transfer Regions Eastern Europe & the CIS, Western & Central Europe Market relevance Medium Boloro Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 G2A Pay Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Market relevance Medium NETELLER Type Wallet Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3 Splitit Type Instalments Regions Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & the CIS, Middle East & Africa + 3

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