Tag: Spain

Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

SAN DIEGO & BUENOS AIRES & LONDON & NEW DELHI & HONG KONG & BEIJING & TAIPEI & SEOUL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 5, 2020–

Just as in other parts of the world, European countries have been hit hard by COVID-19 when it comes to smartphone sales. Our latest Consumer Lens surveys reveal that many consumers here have opted for reduction in budget for the next smartphone and extension of ownership period before the next purchase. In a silver lining of sorts, a higher than normal growth has been witnessed in online smartphone purchases.

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Reasons for Choosing a Purchase Source (Graphic: Counterpoint Consumer Lens)

In this article, we cover three big markets in Europe — United Kingdom, Germany and Spain — to understand consumer preferences for the modes of next purchase, based on the Consumer Lens surveys.

Offline vs Online

With

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PayPal Business Debit Mastercard expands into France, Italy and Spain

PayPal is bringing its contactless Business Debit Mastercard rewards card into five additional European countries.

The card is targeted to serving small-business owners by providing them with instant access to their PayPal funds, and rewards them with unlimited 0.5% cash back on their eligible spending. The expansion now covers Austria, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain — in addition to the card’s existing availability in Germany, the U.K. and U.S.

“Supporting small businesses is an indispensable part of the economic recovery,” said David Dechamps, senior vice president of digital partnerships at Mastercard Europe, in the release. “To that end, we want to make it as simple and convenient as possible for businesses to access their funds. At Mastercard we are delighted to be PayPal’s partner of choice for issuing debit cards to their business customers.”

The PayPal Business Debit Mastercard first launched in the U.S. in 2003, where it is most

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