It was about time that Google launched a digital wallet. Despite online shopping taking the front seat in recent times, online payment still remains a boring and lengthy experience. While shopping with a new retailer, you are often asked to enter billing details, shipping addresses, credit card numbers, and other information again and again. With its ‘Pay with Google’ digital, the company wants to make things swift, sleek and smooth.
Google announced ‘Pay with Google’ digital payment service at its I/O 2017 developer conference in May 2017. The service is developed by the Google Payments team at its Mountain View office in California. It’s a win-win situation for both user and retailers. For users, ‘Pay with Google’ creates a swift and unified credit/debit card payments mode while for the retailers; it is a seamless checkout payments system. The service can be used by retailers, application developers and users for making/ receiving payments from October 23, 2017.
From now onwards, when a buyer reaches the payment/checkout page, he will get an option of ‘Payment with Google’ button. When a buyer will click on this button, he will get the payment option as per they had added to their Google account. The information will be taken from the buyers YouTube, the Google Play Store, Chrome, or Android Pay account. Just select the card and make the payment. The information will be already shared from the Google accounts.
To merchant’s and retailer’s delight, Google is not charging any fee for the ‘Pay with Google’. However, it must be noted that retailers would have add support manually. Given below is the list of applications and services that have approved ‘Pay with Google’ option.
- Guzman y Gomez
- Hotel Tonight
- Hotel Urbano
- Just Eat
- Magazine Luzia
- Papa John’s
- Peixe Urbano
- Spot Hero
With more than 40 payment providers signing up with the service ‘Pay with Google’ has an element of trust to it. The major list of payment providers include:
- Groupe Paysaf
- PayPal’s Braintree
Besides these, some other payment partners have agreed to join hands with ‘Pay with Google’ in the coming months. These include ACI, Assist, Ebanx, First Data, Global Payments, GMO, IMSolutions, and TapPay.
According to Google, the company wants the customers to get rid of frustrating checkouts where you have to fill in a lot of forms. It truly becomes a mess when sessions get timed out or some error creeps in and the buyers have to start all over again. ‘Pay with Google’ is looking to make checkout fast and smooth.
Jeffrey is acting editor in chief of AmazingNews24 with over seven years of experience in the field of online news under his belt. Jeffrey has worked with multiple media houses and is currently leading a team of journalists, sub-editors and writers through his entrepreneurial endeavours.