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Google Pay and PayPal to give merchants more ways to accept payments

By Sasha Fedorenko July 1, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Google Pay and PayPal have announced the expansion of their collaboration to give merchants more ways to accept payments online. Sellers can now accept PayPal with Google Pay on their app or website in all 24 countries where their customers can link their PayPal account to Google Pay.

Reaching more customers already set up to pay

Hundreds of millions of users already have their payment methods saved to their Google Account. And as of 2018, customers who use their PayPal account to make a purchase on a Google app or services like Google Play and YouTube can automatically choose that PayPal account when they pay with Google Pay— no new setup required. When sellers enable PayPal as a payment method on their Google Pay integration, all of these customers will be able to seamlessly check out on their website or app.

Faster checkout experience

Once shoppers link their PayPal account, they won’t need to sign in to PayPal when they use it with Google Pay. This means they’ll enjoy fewer steps at checkout, which often leads to higher conversion rates. To put this in perspective, Google Pay lets customers keep all of their payment methods in one place. They’ll easily be able to switch between debit cards, credit cards, their PayPal account, and more just by choosing Google Pay at checkout.

How to integrate?

If sellers have already implemented Google Pay, PayPal say that enabling PayPal is as easy as adding it to their list of allowed payment methods in the body of their requests:

Google Pay and Paypal

Once seller have done that, they will receive a token they can send to their servers as soon as their customers confirm their transaction. Sellers will use this token to issue a call against PayPal’s payment service – refer to PayPal’s documentation for more details and best practices.

If sellers haven’t implemented Google Pay yet, see this online API introduction video or this step-by-step guided codelabs for Android and Web to learn more about it.

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