Google Wallet support coming to 200,000 online stores thanks to WePay partnership


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It’s often hard to find Google Wallet as a supported payment option for many smaller websites and companies, but a new partnership between Google and WePay should soon change that. The agreement will effectively load up over 200,000 online stores who use WePay as a medium for checkout with support for Google Wallet.

It’s a win-win situation in every way: Google Wallet gets the exposure it needs up against the top dog named Paypal, while users of Google Wallet get to use their preferred method of online billing with ease. The partnership won’t do much more than that from the outside looking in, but it’s these types of deals that show us Google is serious about getting their payment platform off the ground and supporting it with the love it needs to make sure it doesn’t go the way of the dinosaur.

[via Venture Beat]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Just waiting for Apple Pay to actually move retailers on the offline stuff. Right now its still just the same lists as Paypass had.

    1. is this what followed Google’s recent discontinued api for online payments with Wallet? maybe it was cheaper to operate it this way…

      1. Google Wallet tap to pay, Apple Pay, and Paypass are all “online” in the sense that they require a data connection. (well, I’m assuming that about Apple Pay as I haven’t used it)

        1. He was referring to paying on websites. GW does not require a data connection for tap to pay.

    2. I think we’ve actually lost retailers since Apple Pay was introduced because a few retailers and financial services weren’t on board with that system.

  2. Cha ching

  3. If there isn’t a module available for free in Prestashop, my site won’t be using it. We’re not paying a per sale charge, plus a percentage, and paying for the module to accept those payments and pay those surcharges.

    If you want online retailers to use your payment method, you write the modules and support them. I’m not writing my own module with their API. When you’re the new kid on the block, you have to go the extra mile.

    PayPal was a free module. You want someone to use your payment platform, make it easy and cheap for them.

  4. Good, I’m loath to give my credit card info to any new company nowadays and will pay more to buy from a shop that lets me pay with Google Wallet, Amazon Payments or at the very least PayPal (who I also don’t trust with my credit card info)

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