Google Checkout Transitions to Google Wallet

Prefacing its announcement by reiterating that the paramount goal remains to keep a user’s shopping experience easy, Google announced that it is effectively fusing its Google Checkout online payment processing service with its upstart Google Wallet mobile commerce platform. “Today, we’re starting to take all the great functionality and ease-of-use you’ve come to know with …   Read More

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Prefacing its announcement by reiterating that the paramount goal remains to keep a user’s shopping experience easy, Google announced that it is effectively fusing its Google Checkout online payment processing service with its upstart Google Wallet mobile commerce platform.

“Today, we’re starting to take all the great functionality and ease-of-use you’ve come to know with Google Checkout and merge it with Google Wallet to create a single wallet, whether you’re buying online or in-store,” the Internet search giant revealed.

Google dished on all the details on the official Google commerce blog.

“For all you busy holiday shoppers,” writes Ben Lee, Product Manager for Google Wallet, “Google Wallet provides a simple and safe way to make online purchases. When you shop with merchants that accept Google Wallet or Google Checkout, just use your Google Wallet username and password to complete your purchase — there’s no need to pull out your credit card or enter your shipping address with every transaction. Starting tomorrow, if you add a Citi MasterCard to the Google Wallet mobile app, it will also be available for use when you shop with Google Wallet online.”

Google Wallet is now available across all Sprint Nextel Nexus S smartphones (those running Android OS 2.3.4).

To read the full posting from Google, click here.

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