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A few things I noticed while signing up:
There are all kinds of links to things like the HELP section and a GOOGLE GROUPS that don't work quite yet, but I'll poke around a bit more and see what I can see.
More in a bit. Things just got a whole bunch more interesting in E-commerce-ville, folks!
(Somewhere in rural Mississippi)
Anyway, is there a way to opt out of reviews?
That said, the vast majority (well over 95%) of our customers are extremely nice and curteous, and go so far as to call back to right their wrongs. People out there are generally good, so lets not forget that amid those very, very few bad apples.
Either they far underestimated the amount of companies that would sign up and begin processing, or they were really unprepared to launch here.
I believe anyone who was in the Google Payments BETA and had a merchant account approved may be having the same problems as I am.
I tried to sign up using my regular Google username and password - using Netscape, Mozilla, IE AND Opera browsers - and each one resulting in getting an error page. I thought it was me and my use of older browsers, but G affirms it is them.
They tell me I can sign up for a new checkout account with a new user ID in the meantime.
Since I don't want to do that (I already have too many IDs, passwords, etc.), so I'll wait and see how long it takes them to fix the bug. I asked them to port me over, since they already have the info (bank acct., etc.) but they decline to do that.
I'm just happy to report that it's their problem, not me, but I am not holding my breath waiting for the "fix."
I'll update this sad saga as events allow. My prediciton: They won't fix it this year. (this is from experience with other hotshot high tech outfits, particularly ebay, who promised a bulk auction tool for Mac users in 1999. To date, it is still unavailable)
Happy independence weekend!
We're planning on using mals-e.com for our cart to link up to Google Checkout, mals is in the process of adding google as a feature, I would imagine most 3rd party carts are going to add Google.
I was not a big Adwords fan as we had a terrible conversion ratio, but after visting this forum we did a lot of tweaking to our website an increased our conversion from less then 1 in 500 to 1 in 40 customers purchase.
Thanks to all the contributors at Webmasterworld!
The worst thing about this "bug" is that it's not my Mac, not my old OS, not any of the four browsers I use. No, it's because I particiapated in Google Payments beta in Google Base.
Veeeeeeeeeeery annOOOOOOOOOOOOOying Goooooooooogle.