76% of shoppers used mobile payments when shopping online, and a further 33% used prepaid cards. Credit cards were also used online accounting for 17% of purchases.
Smartphone penetration is 54% and is projected to grow to 62% by 2021. 90% of online shoppers in Slovakia shop online via desktop. 4% of shoppers make purchases via smartphone, and 3% made their most recent purchase via tablet.
Consumers in Slovakia do not use loans to finance their shopping needs as is the habit in most Western economies, which is why stable incomes are essential to local consumers.
Online payments from mobile phones are not very popular as consumers rely more on other mobile devices, such as tablets. The ability to pay with smartphones in selected stores will be available in Slovakia only from mid-2013.