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    • Almost four in five of those who bought from websites outside of Ireland spent with UK retailers during this time

    Dublin, 11th February 2021 – New research[1] from PayPal reveals that 88% of Irish consumers who shop online bought something from a website outside of Ireland over the last year. The study,...

    11 Feb 2021
  • - More than a quarter of those starting their shopping early would prefer not to visit shops in person when they open

    Dublin, 2nd December 2020 – New research[1] from PayPal reveals that one third (33%) of Irish consumers are Christmas shopping earlier this year due to lockdown. This translates to approximately...

    01 Dec 2020
  • - 76% of consumers bought products online during this period

    - 76% of consumers bought products online during this period
    - A third of people planning to buy more online going forward
    - Top benefits of online shopping cited as home delivery availability and no queues, while 21% said payment security was a main advantage
    - 59% of Irish people bought from international sellers during lockdown

    20 Oct 2020
    • PayPal Giving Fund Ireland, a new registered charity, will help the fundraising efforts of charities and make giving easier for donors
    • During the pandemic, four in five charity donations in Ireland were made online
    • 68% of Irish consumers are planning to make online donations going forward
    • A quarter of people in Ireland are engaging more in charity activities than before
    • PayPal Giving Fund means 100% of donations go to selected cause

    With PayPal’s support, PayPal Giving Fund Ireland is launching today to enable people to support their favourite charities online and help such organisations raise vital funds. In 2019 alone, PayPal processed a record $10.3 billion in charity donations across the globe, demonstrating the scale and appeal of online donations for both charities and consumers.

    16 Jul 2020
    • 81% believe supporting local economy is key to emerging from crisis
    • 65% of Irish shoppers said cashless is important for them
    • Some 1.9 million people do not want to use cash going forward
    • More than two thirds of consumers are open to trying new contactless methods in stores

    New research from PayPal, conducted by Ipsos and involving 2,000 consumers in Ireland, reveals that cashless will be crucial as Irish consumers look to support local businesses following the Covid-19 lockdown.

    24 Jun 2020
    • 35% of businesses currently accept social commerce, with a further 26% planning to accept it in 2020
    • A third of social shoppers purchase via social platforms on weekly basis
    • Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are most popular platforms for social shopping
    • More than a third of consumers would not buy through social platforms, with security and trust the biggest concerns

    According to PayPal’s Global mCommerce Report*, 61% of businesses are expected to embrace social commerce in 2020. The global survey, carried out by Ipsos for PayPal, involved 22,000 consumers and 4,602 businesses across the world.

    14 Feb 2020
  • New PayPal research finds UK businesses going social – but are they moving quickly enough?

    From firing out messages on Snapchat to sharing our lives on Facebook and Instagram, there’s no denying social media plays an ever-increasing role in our daily lives. Yet, according to new...

    20 Nov 2019
    • Cash and ‘old’ banking methods frustrate efforts to pay back family and friends
    • Research reveals 300,000 people have fallen out with family and friends over unpaid debts
    • PayPal’s Louise Phelan declares war on cash by scrapping fees for Euro transfers in Ireland
    • PayPal has more than 1 million active accounts in Ireland

    PayPal has scrapped its fees for Euro money transfers between friends and family in Ireland to encourage more consumers to turn away from cash and embrace faster mobile payments.

    19 Sep 2019
    • New PayPal study finds Irish online shoppers spent an estimated €2.7BN overseas in past 12 months
    • 84% of online shoppers made a purchase from an international website
    • 1-in-5 Irish online shoppers made purchases exclusively on websites based outside of Ireland
    • PayPal urges Irish businesses to set their sights on the soon-to-be €10BN ecommerce market

    The number of Irish consumers shopping at international online stores exceeds the number of domestic online shoppers in Ireland, according to new PayPal research.

    30 Aug 2018
  • New research from PayPal reveals China is the most popular cross-border online shopping destination for global online shoppers

    Today PayPal and Ipsos released their third annual cross-border commerce report. The global insights research, which investigated the online domestic and cross-border shopping habits of more than 28,0...

    15 Nov 2016
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