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Google has launched a new feature for Google Checkout, which allows merchants based in the US to create and run their own Checkout promotions at any time.

Users simply need to sign in to their Checkout merchant account, go to the "Tools" tab, and click the "Promotions" link to create a promotion. Google says the process takes less than a minute. Users can specify the date and time they’d like the promotion to run, and choose from different dollar-off discounts to offer their buyers.

Google Checkout promotionWhen you run a Google Checkout promotion, the standard Checkout button on your site will automatically update to display the discount amount and cart minimum. AdWords advertisers will also have their standard Checkout badge that appears on their ads change to show the same information.

"These promotional badges have been introduced to enable shoppers who search on Google.com to easily identify and take advantage of promotional offers," says Google Checkout Specialist Gina Del Vecchio.

"Checkout promotions are a great way to attract new buyers, and we’re excited to make this functionality more widely available," she adds.

Google recently made changes to its content restrictions for Google Checkout. The service now allows the sale of real estate rentals, timeshares, and day sight-seeing tours. Google has just announced a couple of other things that people in real estate might find particularly useful. For one, they have expanded upon their real estate features on Google Maps. Secondly, they are now offering a new type of ad to allow for comparisons between offers.

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  • http://www.fonlogix.us Blackberry Parts

    As long as Google Checkout is easier to work with and doesn’t impede in the transaction process, we’re all for it! We do need them now before X-mas season for our Blackberry parts.

    • PayPal User

      If that happens and anybody doesn’t get paid, Google will official have ruined Christmas for them. I accept PayPal only because it’s in place and has been tested for over a BILLION TRANSACTIONS!

      Google should just partner up with PayPal and let PayPal handle the payment issues. Google not having any real customer support in place does not make me feel confident with using any more of their products. I don’t care if they’re free if they don’t work!

  • http://www.fhogo.com Real Paid Surveys

    Is there an app on the IPhone for Google Checkout?

  • http://www.dollarearner.com/ Victor

    The promotional badges are useful for the customers to identify and take advantage of promotional offers. I think the information presented is very useful to many people a lot.

  • Adsense Publishers

    I wouldn’t trust Google Check Out. It’s tied to the same glitchy payment system that has been holding up payments lately to Adsense Publishers. Like mine that is over $9,000.

    Wouldn’t you be really mad if you made a bunch of sales, and the system wouldn’t release payment to you and then when you contacted support, they said it would take a month to get things straightened out so the system could send you payment? Especially if you shipped product, or performed services for that money? I would.

  • http://www.registrycleanandrepair.com/ best registry cleaner

    I still am yet to have a reason to switch to Google Checkout. This change makes next to no difference.

    Can anyone tell me why I shouldn’t use Paypal or some other payment processor/gateway? This is one area where Google surprisingly is yet to use its regular common sense.

  • http://www.freewatchtvpro.com kevin

    It’s going to be great.

  • Joan Ebio

    Merchant Accounts
    First Data Independent Sales delivers far-reaching credit card processing payment solutions for numerous types of businesses. Tollfree numbber 1-866-348-7926. www.fdis-wolverine.com

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