In traditional stores, payments with cards increased by 11.3%, this year reaching 47.4 million over the 42.6 million of 2017.
In particular, the highest number of physical payments (over 7 million) was recorded on Friday 5 January 2018, the day which saw the end-of-season sales get under way all over Italy, while the peak in purchases on e-commerce sites (nearly 1.5 million) occurred on Tuesday 9 January.
SIA processes approximately half of all payment transactions made using debit, credit and prepaid cards in Italy.
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