Google Checkout For Merchants To Be Retired In Six Months As Google Wallet Takes Over

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Google announced all the way back in November of 2011 that it would be shutting down Google Checkout in favor of a transition to Google Wallet.

This week, Google announced that in six months, Google Checkout will officially be dead to merchants. They will no longer be able to accept payments using Google Checkout starting November 20th.

"If you don't have your own payment processing, you will need to transition to a different solution within six months," says Google Wallet senior product manager Justin Lawyer. "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," adds Lawyer.

Developers for Google Play the Chrome Web Store and Offers Marketplace will continue to be supported, and will automatically transition to the Google Wallet Merchant Center in the coming weeks. Shoppers will simply be able to use Google Wallet to make purchases on merchant apps and sites, as well as on Google properties.

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