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    Arrow Google Checkout

    In case anyone hasn't noticed Google is offering $0 Fees for Checkout until the end of 2007. I believe the limit is $5k a month for three consecutive months and then you have to talk to google. Their rates were not bad and with no monthly fees for a gateway or merchant account they will still be tough to beat.

    Google is also offering the customer $10 rebate which is another great bonus.

    MIVA5 just released the google checkout "update" and creating one-item purchases for a small site is simple. I'm not sure about OSC but would imagine if there's nothign yet there will be soon.

    Check it out, maybe you'll save some money.

    -Todd

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    Thanks for the tip about the $10.

    It seems to be a bit buggy though, at first when I clicked on signup a message appeared that they weren't accepting any more customers at this time. I refreshed and then I could sign up, however submitting the form showed the same message again. Refreshing again and all was well again.

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    Wow. That is a good deal. I took advantage of the $10 as a customer on a few sites.

    So, correct me if I'm wrong--a customer needs to have a 'Google account' (or a Gmail) account in order to pay with Google Checkout, right?

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    Yes, you need to have a google account. Btw, the $10 off only applies to your first checkout, so how can you take advantage of it multiple times?

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    I might try it. I've had Paypal for years and years though and no problems so I might just stay with what works.

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    Can you use Google CO like PP. Where I can do design work for a client and then bill and get paid via GC, or is it just for selling items via your website?

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    As far as I know, it's just for buying things on a website, hence the 'checkout' part of the name.

    There's been speculation that Google will launch a PayPal killer called Gpay, but I haven't heard anything else about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    As far as I know, it's just for buying things on a website, hence the 'checkout' part of the name.
    That's what I was thinking (and why I have not signed up).

    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    There's been speculation that Google will launch a PayPal killer called Gpay, but I haven't heard anything else about that.
    Hopefully they do, not that I have had an real issues with PP, they are cool but if I can avoid fees and get a free $10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    As far as I know, it's just for buying things on a website, hence the 'checkout' part of the name.
    I didn't realize that. I just assumed it was similar to the way PayPal works. I've never really looked into it much though.

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    They'll probably add that component later, I certainly hope so. Would be great competition for paypal/

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    You could simply make 1 item for the work and have them click to pay you

    You should probably read googles TOS as they may not allow "SERVICE" purchases only tangible goods.

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    In case anyone's wondering, here are some links:



    It appears to be okay to use Google Checkout if you're selling services.

    Quote Originally Posted by polspoel View Post
    Btw, the $10 off only applies to your first checkout, so how can you take advantage of it multiple times?
    Twice, each time for a week or two (IIRC) during the US shopping season, they had $10 off a $30+ purchase from various vendors. I bought from two or three vendors.

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    Erin: Yep I re-read the terms and they say they prefer tangible only but services are ok. (Services are a lot harder to deal with in terms of fraud chargebacks, etc.)

    I actually used checkout today for a couple thousand for services. So far so good! We'll see if google questions me about anything. I simply put the checkout on a 'hidden' page and sent the URL to the client.

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    I used Checkout a few days back for selling a website. I simply sent the buyer an invoice, he put in the credit card information, and in three days I had the cash in my bank account. He didn't have to set up an account, it was Google simple. The best part is that they are currently having a promotion where they aren't charging any fees. That's always nice when you're dealing with a few thousand dollars.

    From my experience, it's far superior to PayPal. No wonder why eBay doesn't it allow it on their site!

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