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Google Payments a Go!

By Matt Mickiewicz

Barry Schwartz at SEORoundtable has two excellent articles about Google payments, and how it can now be used as a substitute to a merchant account by those selling through Google Base.

How to join Google Payments through Google Base
Buying Items and Accepting Payments at Google Base

On a test $1 transaction, the Google fee was 27 cents.

  • Ravedesigns

    Yikes – a 27% fee? That’s outrageous!

  • codeninja

    pay attention… that’s $0.25 per transaction + 1.9%. I think you’ll find that with any merchant. As a matter of fact, Google is offering a much lower percentage per transaction than you will find with almost any gateway unless your pushing $10K through the merchant.

    So, with that said, where do I get an invite?

  • JeffC

    This is exciting news. I am ready to give paypal the boot. To bad we will need to wait for the majority of people to start using it.

  • Randhir Reddy

    This is a sure shot winner, frm the Google Stable. Things will getting exciting for the Netizens in the ecommerce space.

  • Gator99

    From what I’ve read on google base, the transaction fee is 2.5% + .25 transaction fee. So on a $50 sale you’re looking at $1.50 or a 3.0% total fee.

  • n0other

    Did I miss something? Is Google Payment system out to public already?

  • http://aplosmedia.com/ Eric.Coleman

    Any api or anything released? Gotta have an API to be a good paypal replacement ;)

    Regards,
    Eric

  • pgf

    Google always trying there hand at everything, but i don’t think they will be successful in this new shopping business because paypal is well established, and google it might take a while for people to trust them with there money.

  • KAMAKIARHS

    AS YOU ALREADY KNOW FROM THE 6 MILION ACCOUNT ONLY THE 1.3 MILION IS ARE STILL IN USE SO THE OTHER 4.7 MILION THEY WILL WRITE IN G MAIL WEN THEY OPEN (THANKS GOD )

  • Mark Petherbridge

    seems neat! do i need an invite or anything? if so would someone please be kind enough to either e-mail an invite to: abbyfabby_redesigned@hotmail.co.uk or a link to the page where i can sign up! thank you in advance .mark

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