|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.”