Latest Google Checkout Stories

2008-08-06 09:00:24

Mercent(TM), a provider of online marketing technology and services for retail merchants, today announced the launch and immediate availability of Mercent Retail(TM) with expanded conversion tracking and advertising optimization tools for Google Checkout(TM). Google Checkout is the latest shopping cart technology integrated with Mercent Retail, alongside cart-based marketplace programs operated by Amazon.com, Buy.com, and SHOP.COM. Mercent Retail offers online sellers consolidated control...

2008-07-05 00:00:10

By Donna Kato SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The need was direct: how to facilitate the exchange of money and goods between a consumer and an online merchant. The concept was simple: A service that would allow the shopper to purchase an item without sharing financial information, and at the same time, enable retailers, small-business owners and individuals a guaranteed quick and sure payment for a small fee. PayPal, the San Jose company that revolutionized the way payments are made online, marks...

2008-06-30 18:02:28

SAN DIEGO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the most fundamental issues of online shopping are driving traffic to a website and generating a completion of sale from that visit. In order to further increase the traffic and sales of its merchants, Zoovy, Inc. a leader in e-commerce technology, has partnered with Google Checkout, a checkout service that assists both of the issues simultaneously. Google Checkout not only provides an easy and secure checkout process, but it also identifies its...

2008-06-24 18:00:00

Federal prosecutors charged a California man with stealing $40,000 by opening scores of accounts on the new Google Checkout electronic payment system. Michael Largent, 21, of Plumas Lake, Calif., was charged with one count of wire fraud in which he allegedly took advantage of the minuscule deposits Google makes in order to validate the bank accounts tied to the Checkout service. The U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco said in a written statement Tuesday that the deposits made by Google...

2006-07-07 00:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. - EBay Inc. faced a double blow Thursday as it announced a key executive's plans to leave and an analyst said Google Inc. (GOOG)'s new online payment service represents a bigger threat than expected to the Internet auction company's health. Jeff Jordan, who most recently was president of eBay's PayPal payment business, led eBay's North America division from 2000 to 2004 and had been presumed by some analysts as the likely successor to Chief Executive Meg Whitman. He said in...

2006-06-28 11:15:00

LONDON -- Google Inc. is expected to unveil on Wednesday an online payment system called GBuy, which analysts say will allow merchants to accept payment for services and could become a broad-based alternative to eBay's PayPal, the dominant system. Analyst Danny Sullivan, editor of SearchEngineWatch.com, said he expected Google to make the announcement on Wednesday and to target online merchants rather than consumer-to-consumer payments, which is PayPal's traditional strength. Google is...

2006-06-15 15:54:01

NEW YORK -- Internet search leader Google Inc. is testing a system that aims to speed purchases online but bears no resemblance to the popular PayPal payments service of Web auctioneer eBay, Google's chief executive said on Thursday. Analysts have speculated whether Google would enter into direct competition with PayPal, dubbing its potential new service "GBuy" to capture commercial transaction data. Google's system aims to allow quicker purchases by a consumer from a marketer, and a beta...

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