Brett_Tabke - 2:28 pm on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Starting next July, eBay will no longer let Google provide transaction checkout services on eBay Web sites. It won’t allow any checkout service except its own PayPal-featured service.
EBay’s instituting the new policy “to give eBay buyers a consistent, speedy checkout experience and to ensure support for fast-growing sales via mobile platforms...,” Todd Lutwak, eBay’s vice president of the seller experience, wrote in a little-noticed blog post last week.
Google Checkout doesn’t offer PayPal.
“Google Checkout is clearly competitive with PayPal,” said Eric Best, chief executive of Mercent, an e-commerce services company. “Part of their motivation is likely driven by the competitive dynamic between those two payment programs.”