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Google Checkout vs PayPal vs Amazon Checkout?

     
4:24 am on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I know PayPal has been around the longest compared to the other two payment methods, and I'm guessing it is probably used the most. However, does anyone know any statistics on which payment method is the most popular today? also by country?

I feel like Google Checkout and Amazon Checkout are definitely becoming more widespread now because I've seen these payment methods being offered on more and more websites, but I wonder if it's worth adding these to my website? Not sure if it will help increase sales at all?

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12:28 am on July 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I guess the more you have the better. But it just comes down to how much of a hassle it is for you. I would have to guess that PP is still #1 out of those. They've actually done some stuff to make it easier for non member people. It's now very clear as to how you can pay with no account. In fact, you can even pay separate without using your account now, if you do have one. They all do the same thing in the end, so I guess it comes down to people's perception.
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Paypal is the most widely used, but I have noticed that more websites are also offering Google Checkout this year compared to a year ago.
3:06 pm on July 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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In general:
if you use to many gatways it will be usability issue. If we talk about technical issues for users check this:

URL google: [checkout.google.com ]

The types of cards accepted through Google Checkout are based on the seller's location. Other types of payments, such as checks, money orders, and direct bank account debit, aren't currently accepted.
* Accepted only in the United States
** Accepted outside of the United States

Note: Google Checkout does not accept wire transfers/bank transfers or payments via Western Union/Money Gram, nor does it use any escrow type of payment.

URL Paypal: [cms.paypal.com ]

If there's a problem with your order, you're protected when you pay with PayPal.

We offer our buyers:

$0 Liability for Eligible Unauthorized Purchases when you meet our requirements
Refunds for incorrect orders or items that never arrive
A convenient process for resolving problems


URL Amazon: [payments.amazon.com ]
Send money to your friends and family using the payment information in your Amazon.com account.
You can send money to their e-mail address or U.S.

So, what you like needs some additional information:
1. Usability
2. Function
3. Protection
4. eCommerce issue such as post-sales solving methods (return of money, frauds...)
Check: [wiki.answers.com ]
6:42 pm on July 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I find Google Checkout gets some extra sales but their API doesn't play well with shopping carts, at least in my experience. I also had a situation recently where we got the google notice of order, and google payment notice but then it turned out the card had been declined. We had shipped the order. The notice it was declined was 10 days after the order.
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google payment notice but then it turned out the card had been declined.
Decline has many aspects:date/year,name,fraud of different owner. This is called inside Paypal as Dispute. Many questions/answers to different particular rising issues. This is main benefit: Refunds for incorrect orders or items that never arrive BUT also speed to solve refunds, frauds is more and more important. You can country limit this issue by buyers to one country.
 

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