What Russians pay for more often online
The most popular online payments among Russians are those for cab rides. Less often, they pay for the groceries they buy at corner stores. The reason for that is obvious: such points of sale, except for a few, don’t deliver, while cabs can hardly be imagined without ride-hailing online apps.
Between August 3 and 9, Russians paid for nearly all of their cab rides (97%); digital products like mobile apps, games, etc. (97.4%); computers and software (95.2%); plane tickets and telecommunication services (93.9% each) online. Entertainment expenses were also incurred online (66%).
Over the same week, gas/automotive service stations (1.2%), healthcare services (1.8%), jewelry (2.2%), stationery (3.2%), and beauty parlor services were very rarely paid for online.