One small but often overlooked aspect of eCommerce web design are the flat and bland payment options icons. In terms of usability, icons do need to be instantly recognizable, and you can understand why most designers choose to use standard icon designs instead of being a little bit more adventurous.

Part of the problem is finding a uniform collection of payment options icon sets that are both the same size and style, and that are equally suited to your website’s layout. You tend to have a mix of different icons that, grouped together, look rather out of place. This is what this article aims to address, by helping you find a uniform collection of icons.

Here, you’ll find a collection of beautifully crafted and free-to-use payment options icon sets that stand out from the crowd by being unique and adventurous, while at the same time clearly covering all usability bases and issues. They’re perfectly suited for any eCommerce website, as well as for offline projects like custom GUIs, print media, and more.

Enjoy!

 

Weby Icon Set

 

The icons in this set are available in PNG, ICO and ICNS format. They’re free to use for both personal and commercial projects, such as websites, templates, and software.

Credit Card Web Icons

http://www.zeusboxstudio.com/blog/credit-card-web-icons

This unique and custom payment options set contains icons for MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, and PayPal. They’re all 32 x 32px and the PSD file is included in the download, allowing you to create your own payment options icons.

 

Credit Card Logos & Images

http://www.credit-card-logos.com/

To create credit card logos on your website, you need to copy and paste the HTML code available to the right of each logo on this page. All you need to do is to simply paste the code anywhere on your website, and you’re good to go.

Free Credit Cards Icons

http://www.fineicons.com/en/free-icons/credit-cards/

This is a collection of 20 unique icons, most of which are online payment options and services. The icons are all in GIF format and available in the following sizes: 50 x 30px and 30 x 30px. This set of icons is subject to Creative Commons license: Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales. This means they’re free to use for both personal and commercial purposes, as long as you don’t sell them.

Free PNG Credit Card, Debit Card and Payment Icons

http://www.thewebdesignblog.co.uk/downloads/free-.png-credit-card-debit-card-and-payment-icons/

This is a collection of popular credit card, debit card, and payment icons that are available in 2 versions (curved edge and straight edge), in 3 different sizes (32, 65, and 128px) – all of which are in PNG format. These icons are available for free and can be used without credit.

20 Free Payment Option Icons

http://theroxor.com/2009/12/02/20-free-payment-option-icons/

This icon set features 20 icons for popular payment options, including MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, AMEX, Diner’s Club, and more. All of the icons are available in PNG format and come in 3 different sizes: 130x80px, 80x49px and 50x31px. This set has been licensed under the Creative Commons license and can be used for personal and commercial projects.

eCommerce Payment Mini Pixel Icon Pack

http://www.thecolourmill.co.uk/graphic-design/ecommerce-payment-icon-pack/

Created by The Colour Mill, this eCommerce payment icon pack comes with 15 icons of credit card and popular payment gateway symbols. They’re all in PNG format and are available in the following sizes: 16x16px, 24x24px and 32x32px. This set is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

Speckyboy Payment Method Icon Set

http://speckyboy.com/2010/02/17/exclusive-payment-method-icon-set-for-our-readers/

This payment method icon set by Speckyboy is a collection of popular payment icons, including MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, Google Checkout, Check, and even for wire transfers. This package is available in 8 different sizes: 12px, 16px, 24px, 32px, 64px, 128px, 256px and 512px. The icons are free to use for personal or commercial purposes.

InfoMerchant – Credit Card Images

http://www.infomerchant.net/creditcardprocessing/credit_card_images.html

If you’re looking for the right images to use for your eCommerce webpage or shopping cart, here are some images that might help. Simply right-click on your chosen image and save it to your hard drive, and you’re ready to upload it to your server. Additionally, there are test credit card numbers for testing transactions.

Credit Card Icons

http://www.virtuallnk.com/credit-card-icons.aspx

This credit card icons set is a unique collection of 3D icons that are available in JPEG, GIF, ICN, PNG, BMP, and ICO formats; and in 2 sizes: 48x48px and 72x72px. This package includes icons for Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, e-Check, and PayPal.