| 10:45 pm on Nov 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I already fiercely dislike PayPal (Actually, anything related to eBay!).
I do very much like Checkout. I've been using it myself as a merchant and have recently setup a customer website with Google Checkout a couple of days ago. The public seem to be happy enough because nearly £300 in sales poured in as soon as they were open for business.
Go Google Checkout!
| 11:41 pm on Nov 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Google checkout is IMHO as successful as their Google radio ads effort...which is to say I'm very skeptical. Has anyone had success with google checkout?
| 1:40 am on Nov 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I'll take the discounts (The GOOG offers on Buy.com great last year) but if they aren't coughing up something, there is no reason to use it. I think PayPal is capping at 17,000 discounts or $850,000 total $$ in "free" PayPal money? That $50 will be a little fraction of the hefty fees they've charged over the years for Ebay transactions.
| 3:06 am on Nov 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Paypal and Google Checkout are two different things that are not even in direct competition with each other. But I guess the media can't resist putting a Google vs whomever spin on anything.
| 6:32 am on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
We've never used either..
| 8:50 pm on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)|
What I'd like to know is when the heck Checkout is going to be available in Canada?! It's in the UK... what gives?
| 10:26 pm on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Believe it or not PayPal support is better than Google. I can't stand googles automated everything responses and at least with PayPal i can escalate up until i get it fixed.
I offer google checkout as an option but i certainly wouldn't push it. There is a reason the service is cheap and whether or not they succeed depends entirely upon them adding in the features RETAILERS need by the time they DO start charging full rates.
| 4:19 pm on Dec 17, 2007 (gmt 0)|
the strenght of checkout is that google can tie in merchants with adwords discounts ...
hoping to see it in spain as soon as possible ...