October 24, 2017
Google wants to make online checkouts a little bit easier.
The tech titan has launched ‘pay with Google,’ a new tool that enables you to use any credit or debit cards linked to your Google Account from products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome or Android Pay.
Pay with Google then sends the retailer your payment info and shipping address using the information from your account. From there, the seller takes over and treats it like any other purchase.
“Starting today you can now speed through online checkout on many of your favorite apps and websites with a few quick clicks,” Google vice-president of product management and payments Pali Bhat said in a blog post. “Paying with Google makes checkout so fast and easy, you can make the most of every moment—whether you’re grabbing a dinner spot or a parking spot.”
Pay with Google, which is available on Android devices only, has partnered with a number of shopping apps via both Web and Chrome. Early partners include Eat24, Instacart, Kayak, Spot Hero, Postmates and Wish, while integration with Airbnb, Just Eat, Papa John’s, StubHub and Ticket Camp are coming soon.
Companies with an eCommerce app or website can click on Google’s developer docs to learn how to get started with the Google Payment API. Bhat said it is not only free, but as easy as implementing “just a few lines of code.”
Google has also partnered with more than 40 payment providers “to make integration even simpler.” Initial partners are Adyen, Braintree, Stripe and Vantiv. Coming soon are ACI, Assist, Ebanx, First Data, Global Payments, GMO, IMSolutions, TapPay and WorldPay.
Check out pay with Google in action below:
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.