Google has announced that it will retire Google Checkout and transition to Google Wallet. The transition will happen in six months.
Just last week, we announced two enhancements to the Google Wallet platform that are simple to integrate. The Instant Buy API enables merchants to offer a fast buying experience to Google Wallet shoppers buying physical goods and services on their Android apps and websites, while processing their own payments. In addition, the new Wallet Objects API enables merchants to engage their customers with loyalty, offers, and more.
What this means for Checkout merchants
Merchants can continue to accept payments using Google Checkout until November 20, 2013.
● If you don’t have your own payment processing, you will need to transition to a different solution within six months. To make things easier, we’ve partnered with Braintree, Shopify and Freshbooks to offer you discounted migration options.
● If you are a U.S. merchant that does have payment processing, you can apply for Google Wallet Instant Buy, which offers a fast buying experience to Google Wallet shoppers.
All Google Play developers will continue to be supported and shoppers can continue to use Google Wallet to make payments.
Recently, Google updated Gmail to let users attach money to their emails via Google Wallet.