Thing > Intangible > Enumeration > PaymentMethod

A payment method is a standardized procedure for transferring the monetary amount for a purchase. Payment methods are characterized by the legal and technical structures used, and by the organization or group carrying out the transaction.
Commonly used values:

Usage: Between 100 and 1000 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from Enumeration
supersededBy Enumeration  or
Class  or
Relates a term (i.e. a property, class or enumeration) to one that supersedes it.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage URL  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described.

See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of PaymentMethod may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
acceptedPaymentMethod Offer  or
The payment method(s) accepted by seller for this offer.
appliesToPaymentMethod PaymentChargeSpecification The payment method(s) to which the payment charge specification applies.
paymentMethod Invoice  or
The name of the credit card or other method of payment for the order.

More specific Types


This class is derived from the GoodRelations Vocabulary for E-Commerce, created by Martin Hepp. GoodRelations is a data model for sharing e-commerce data on the Web that can be expressed in a variety of syntaxes, including RDFa and HTML5 Microdata. More information about GoodRelations can be found at

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