Computers, Google, Technology

Google Checkout is cool

Google Checkout is an online payment processor. It was originally billed as a “PayPal killer” but there are important differences. Checkout is more shopping orientated whereas PayPal is for general payments. Checkout is also available in far fewer countries at the moment. The best part is their tactics to gain users.

For a limited time Google Checkout will give you £10 off any order over £30 (excluding delivery). Not just your first order, but all your orders while they keep the offer open. This is as much to attract businesses as users (the increased custom from charging £10 less for a lot of different items).

There are still few UK sites supporting Google Checkout – the biggest I know of is Ebuyer. Since most of this blog is about technology though, I’d have to say that’s a pretty good site to get £10 off at…

2 thoughts on “Google Checkout is cool

  1. Very cool, I used the offer to save some more money on already substantially discounted memory cards 🙂

    Problem with their site is that it isn’t integrated into EBuyer’s site at all – you can’t even see the order details on Ebuyer, only in Google themselves, and when it comes to cancelling an order or making changes to it, you are left with no other option other than to fill in a box which then sends a message off to someone, and wait.

    Overall, I think PayPal does a better job at integrating with the store itself, but then again they don’t give you £10 off 😀


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