Google And Paypal To Pay You For Xmas Shopping

Matthew Magain

Google and Paypal are waging a war this Xmas to convince online shoppers to use their system for paying for online purchases:

This year, Google is offering two frequent-flier miles on any of seven airlines (all the majors except American) for every $1 spent. It also offers $5 to $50 discounts, with minimum purchase, at several dozen merchants … PayPal has fewer merchants but its offer is more lucrative for shoppers in some ways, with 20 percent of purchases credited to the buyer’s PayPal account.

Are incentives like these going to convince you to try one system over the other? And what incentives are you offering visitors to your sites this holiday season?

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  • cranial-bore

    Where does the money come from? 20% of the purchase value? That is massive!