Skip to comments.EBay To Ban Google’s Checkout Service From Its Sites
Posted on 09/01/2010 8:15:39 AM PDT by Slyscribe
Starting next July, eBay (EBAY) will no longer let Google (GOOG) provide transaction checkout services on eBay Web sites. It wont allow any checkout service except its own PayPal-featured service.
EBays 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, eBays vice president of the seller experience, wrote in a little-noticed blog post last week.
Its certainly an attempt to get more revenue through PayPal and direct people to PayPal, said Beth Robertson, director of payments research for Javelin Strategy & Research.
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Great. Google’s checkout service put an ambiguous description when I used it and I had to close a credit card because of it.
Not that PayPal is really great but I really hate doing anything with Google.
I refuse to have a PayPal account.
A lot of people dislike PP, and I find their instant debit/slow withdrawal reminds me of a few unsavory banks I fired in the past, but the simple truth seems to be there are no saints in this business.
Google's various antics such as archiving everyone elses' graphic content, as well as who is on its Board is enough for me to have nothing to do with them. The last thing they'd ever get from me was an account number.
I used PayPal several times then my card ran out and was replaced. Pay Pal has refused to change my now passed expiration date and refuses to process my transaction because my card is out of date. When I try to change that as per instructions on the site they revert to the old one and tell me I must use that one which they will, of course, not honor. In the meantime they harassed me daily for months after I canceled a transaction because Pay Pal would not let me put in my new expiration date. They insist that I must pay for the never sent canceled items nevertheless and, of course, they would not permit me to pay for them if I tried. PayPal is obviously a government operation. At least they are not spamming me with demands anymore.
Then gunbroker.com and dogpile.com can take their places...
Re: google checkout on ebay.
It has never been allowed, this is a either a bogus article or someone who is not very well informed.
FYI: Ebay refused google checkout over 3 years ago