Around two in five of the online population questioned here to be precise have heard of it, although usage of PayPal is still very low according to this survey from goo Research and reported on by japan.internet.com.
Between the 28th of July and the 1st of Augut 2010 1,079 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.4% of the sample were male, 16.4% in their teens, 18.2% in their twenties, 21.2% in their thirties, 16.1% in their forties, 15.8% in their fifties, and 12.2% aged sixty or older.
I’ve bought from the US, the UK and Australia through PayPal, although it’s always for software or services. My most frequent transactions are with Namecheap for domain name purchase – I can’t recommend them enough, especially if like me you’d got fed up with GoDaddy’s upselling every time you try to make a simple transaction. If you do decide to use them, don’t forget that they also have an official coupon code blog where you can get a few cents or dollars off each transaction.
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Q1: Have you done any online shopping within the past year? (Sample size=1,079)
Q1SQ1: From which countries have bought online from within the past year? (Sample size=979, multiple answer)
|Don’t know what country||1||0.1%|
Q1SQ2: About how much on average do you spend per transaction? (Sample size=979)
|Under 1,000 yen||2.5%|
|1,000 to 4,999 yen||49.3%|
|5,000 to 9,999 yen||29.8%|
|10,000 to 49,999 yen||15.9%|
|50,000 to 99,999 yen||1.2%|
|100,000 yen or more||0.7%|
Q2: Do you know PayPal? (Sample size=1,079)
|Heard of it, but not used||33.1%|
|Not heard of it||60.1%|