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October 17th, 2006 by Jamie Estep

Google Checkout Review

Filed in: 3rd Party Processors |

I have had Google checkout on my main ecommerce website for about 3 weeks now. In the first week we had one Google checkout order, making the entire idea hardly worth the effort. If not for the AdWords Google checkout badge Google Checkout Badge, we probably would have stopped using it altogether.

Week two and three offered a completely different experience. Google checkout orders jumped up to one or more per day, and have passed paypal in percentage of orders on the website. This is something that I would not have thought possible.

I haven’t determined whether normal credit card paying customers, just diverted to using Google checkout, or these customers were actually looking for a store that accepted Google checkout, as sales haven’t increased proportionally. But either way, people are willing to use Google checkout. A lot of these purchases were for fairly high dollar transactions, so there is definitely a degree of trust that rarely exists with any new system.

Anyone in an industry where you have a good chance of getting tech savvy buyers, may want to look again at using Google checkout, as there definitely are people who make purchases with it.

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