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Bianca 1 | -
1 Dec 2008 #1
Hello!

I am student from the college of higher education "FH Technikum Wien" in Austria and I am writing my master thesis about Online Payment in Poland and how it will develop until 2015.

As I didn't really found information about this topic in English it would be great if somebody from this platform could help me!

I need information about
- online payment generally (Development, future prospects,...)
- payment service provider (e.g. PayU S.A., Cashbill, Przelewy24, ...)
- online shops (categories,...)
- Allegro.pl: I heard that it is more popular than eBay because transaction costs are cheaper. Is this correct? Do you have more information?

It would be so great if one of you could help me finding the needed information.

Thank you!

Bianca

Is there nobody who can help me?
Krzysztof 2 | 973
14 Dec 2008 #2
As I didn't really found information about this topic in English it would be great if somebody from this platform could help me!

Do you speak (or at least read) Polish? If not, then the whole project might be too hard (as you'd need too much things translated).

- Allegro.pl: I heard that it is more popular than eBay because transaction costs are cheaper. Is this correct? Do you have more information?

Well, I think it hasn't much to do with the transaction costs. (althoug I don't have a first-hand experiences and information) I believe eBay simply screwed up, they entered our market (with the localized Polish version) too late, Allegro was already well-established and trustworthy (as much as online auctions can), being on the market for several years, it had a big client base, so nobody was rushing to sell/buy at eBay.

Besides (according to my friend, a regular seller at Allegro) eBay started badly in Poland, they had some serious problems (technical or organizational - the whole comments system was flawed and people were abusing it to boost their positive image as sellers), so many people, who checked them out of curiosity, returned to Allegro that was running more smoothly.

I'm sure they'll do well in the future, because they are big enough elsewhere, but they lost much time, just like for example PayPal, not present in Poland for too long, and when they entered the Polish market, you could basically only use them to pay, not to receive money. I opened an account with them but was disappointed with the limited offer, so I used them a few times and forgot about my account :)

And another problem with eBay and similar foreign companies (not depending on them, but influencing the market) are the spedition costs of European posts to Poland, I don't know if it has changed, but for years it was twice cheaper to send from Germany to let's say Sicily or Greece than to PoznaƄ that is only 300 km away from Berlin.
pavio
16 Dec 2008 #3
Hi Bianca,

The best option for you in my opinion is to contact with the Ecard Company. They are the biggest player on the online payment market in Poland. Please check following link: ecard.pl/kontakt.htm. They should speak English so you should get required information. Best wishes.
Guest
14 Jan 2009 #4
- Allegro.pl: I heard that it is more popular than eBay because transaction costs are cheaper. Is this correct? Do you have more information?

It is wrong. Allegro is much more expansive than e-bay but much more popular.
E-bay have not gained market but this is their problem.
Allegro has market share of more than 70% and noone actually can beat them. Second auction platform in Poland (swistak.pl) is totally gratis and has no possibility to beat them.

It is not th question of price but more question of popularity than price. More audience, more sales, more profits.
Skony
kastanedowski 1 | 13
19 Apr 2009 #5
i use ebay and allegro here in Poland

ebay isnot cheaper than allegro only in Poland,ebay is a great deal in germany because they dont take too much %

also in allegro you can see more option regarding the history item and the cv of the seller
sberends - | 1
31 May 2010 #6
Dear Bianca,

Have you succeeded your master thesis about Online Payment in Poland?

I am very interested in the results.

Kind regards,

Sberends
bumblewasp - | 1
23 Jul 2010 #7
Thread attached on merging:
Online Shopping in POland

Please can anyone tell me a bit about the online company topmarket? They also sell on Allegro which looks to me similar to EBay. Are they regarded as a reputable, high end company? Would you be able to compare them to a UK company for comparison of their potion in the marketplace for me?

Many Thanks
tsteiner 1 | 2
22 Nov 2011 #9
[Moved from]: Online Payment Systems in Poland

Hi everybody,

I'm a student from the university of Berlin. Currently I'm working on studies concerning online payment systems.
Can anybody help me by telling me, what kind of online payment systems are available in Poland at the moment (like paypal or Przelewy24)?
Thanks,

conrad
roshbosh666 1 | 3
30 Nov 2011 #10
Merged: Hi, Need some Help i dont know how to speak polish

I would like to know if there is any online shop like amazon.com or ebay.com that is in english completely where i could purchase something and send someone in poland itself [Poland shopping for polish in English ]. thank you
jwojcie 2 | 763
2 Dec 2011 #11
try here: empik.com
their english version is like 10% english, but maybe you will get through...
henryH
14 Oct 2012 #12
i can recommend Transferuj.pl
Wroclaw Boy
14 Oct 2012 #13
Ive used moneybookers in Poland before, i prefer paypal though.

just realised this thread is almost a year old.


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