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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.”
There are some issues with time to pull required shipping data with Google Chcekout that may as well play into this decision. I know Google allows a very small window to pull the shipping and there are many times when it goes to the default shipping and not the correct shipping.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 9:58 pm (utc) on Sep 1, 2010]