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Google checkout expansion ?



1:01 am on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi Guys

I use Paypal as my payment providor on my website and online auctions etc.

I am worried about their polices - with what I have read some horror stories.

I would like to offer some more payment options.

Google Checkout seems to be only available in the USA and UK based websites.

Does anyone know if they are going to expand to other countries ?

Does this lack of expansion means that they are worried about other countries.

Or does it mean they are still testing it ?

Or does it mean that they have given up on it ?


11:51 am on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I investigated G Checkout a couple of years ago and I am sure that UK availability wasn't a problem then. The insistance that purchasers created a Google account was a show stopper.

There are other competitors to Paypal in the UK, I use Nochex although with them you will either be limited to small transactions or they will insist on a retained balance.


7:08 pm on Jul 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Are they going to expand ?


7:29 am on Jul 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi Digmen1,

If I were you, I'd take the horror stories with a grain of salt. I've been using PayPal for years with 0 issues.

I've recently started using GC and after reading their horror stories, I'm very concerned.

Namely, GC does not offer any phone support or email contact, whatsoever.

Do a google search for "google checkout merchant forum" and read around.

I'm looking into Amazon payments which seems to be pretty equivalent, and I trust the hell out of Amazon (because they have phone support and what not, and I've worked with them for years too without hassle).

Remember, as opposed to all these other companies, Google Checkout specifically, in their terms of service, declare that they can withdraw funds from your bank account if they need to. be weary of this, given that you cannot contact them.


8:46 am on Jul 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Also, in answer to your question, people have been waiting for them to expand to Canada and other countries since its inception - it is not realistic to depend on that.

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