Payment methods

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This article presents the most common payment methods used in webshops in particular countries.


In year 2020 three main payment methods were considered as sufficient in case of 99% purchases online:

  • Bank card (la carte bancaire) e.g. MasterCard, Visa, Carte Bleue*, Maestro, American Express
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer (le virement)

Others payments

  • PayLib the Paylib digital wallet is supported by major banks like BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and Societé Generale
  • E-Carte Bleue - virtual payment card which allows to make payments without introducing card data, which makes online payment more secure

* Carte Bleue - major debit card payment system operating in France. Unlike Visa Electron or Maestro debit cards, Carte Bleue allows transactions without requiring authorization from the cardholder's bank