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October 23, 2017updated 19 Jul 2022 10:06am

Pay with Google delivers express checkout online

Pay with Google is already available with 15 businesses, including hungryhouse, airbnb, and StubHub.

By Tom Ball

Android payments are set to be enhanced by the launch of the new payments feature, Pay with Google, simplifying the arduous mobile checkout process.

The feature will give users the option to pay with any card that has been previously applied to Google features, including Android Pay, YouTube and Chrome.

With the option to choose from the cards you have used with other services previously, the task of having to manually provide your card details will be negated.

In a blogpost on the release, Pali Bhat, VP of Product Management, Payments, says: “Back in May, we shared a sneak peek of how paying with Google would help you skip all that. And starting today you can now speed through online checkout on many of your favorite apps and websites with a few quick clicks.”

The new feature is so far available to be used at Hungryhouse, StubHub and airbnb, among others, with more set to join in.

“When you pay with Google, you can use any of the credit or debit cards you’ve added to your Google Account from products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome or Android Pay. Google sends the merchant your payment info and shipping address using the information from your account—no typing required. Then, the merchant will handle all the details just like any other purchase,” said Bhat.

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In another move to enhance mobile speed and efficiency, the company acquired Relay Media. This initiative is targeting mobile web page speed, also intended to significantly enhance user experience.

The acceleration of mobile web page speed is also expected to have an impact on e-commerce retail, providing consumers with a smoother experience that is conducive to a higher rate of completed purchases.

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