Pay in online shops

With a PostFinance private account, you can pay conveniently and securely in over 8,000 online shops.

Overview of payment methods

Pay with your PostFinance Card

Enter the card number and ID number of your PostFinance Card in the payment screen. For payments of over CHF 500 or EUR 350 (limit per transaction and month), you will also need the PIN for your card and the card reader. The amount will be debited directly from your account.


To pay you will need:

  • The card number and ID number of your PostFinance Card
  • From CHF 500, the PIN for your card and card reader


Pay with e-finance security elements

Enter your e-finance security elements in the payment screen. This works like a login in e-finance. After the payment has been executed, the amount will be debited directly from your account.


To pay you will need:

Your e-finance security elements


Pay with your credit card

Enter your credit card details and 3-D Secure password in the payment screen. We recommend that you register for the internationally recognized security standard 3-D Secure before your first purchase.


To pay you will need:

Your credit card number

Expiry date and check digit of your credit card

3-D Secure password (at participating online shops)


Store your payment method

In selected online shops, you can store your PostFinance Card or credit card as the standard payment method with a one-off registration process. After registration, no further verification is required for payment in the shop.

Pay securely in online shops

No matter which payment method you choose, all providers that offer PostFinance payment methods must comply with the security standards defined by PostFinance.