Google launches PayPal-like online payment system

‘Pay with Google’ wants to take the forms out of online shopping

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Google is about to make it way easier for you to shop online. 

The search giant’s new Pay with Google payment system allows you to check out quickly from a wide variety of websites. Think PayPal, but powered by Google. 

If you’re using an Android phone or Chrome browser to access one of the participating vendors, you won’t need to type your credit card number — Google will simply auto-send your billing information to the vendor. 

Pay with Google at work on the Instacart app

Pay with Google at work on the Instacart app

At launch, Pay with Google works with fifteen major apps, including Yelp, Eat24, Kayak, and Postmates; Airbnb, Papa John’s, and StubHub are coming soon. Google is also partnering with payment providers, including Stripe and Braintree, to make it easier for developers who already use those services to also work with Pay with Google.

The feature was first introduced in May, where Google also mentioned that it would be compatible with and help promote customer loyalty programs. 


from Mashable!