If you’ve ever paid for something on your Phone or Tab, you know just how frustrating checkout can be. Maybe you had to fill in a bunch of forms. Maybe your session timed out. from today onwards you can now speed through online checkout on many of your favorite apps and websites with a few quick clicks. Google is making it easier than ever to spend all of your hard-earned cash shopping online.
To boost online shopping, Google has launched Pay with Google – something it had unveiled back at I/O 2017. The new development eases checkouts by letting users make payments for their online shopping with a one-tap gesture. Developers need to add a few lines to their existing code to enable Google’s newest creation on their apps and websites.
Google uses the credentials of your credit or debit card that you’ve added from products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome, or Android Pay to upgrade the traditional checkout process and make your purchases faster. Once you’ve granted the on-screen option by tapping the ‘Pay with Google’ button, Google sends your payment information and shipping address to the merchant using the details provided in your account, no typing required. The merchant will then proceed with the shipment – without using any third-party payment bridge.
Places such as iFood in Brazil, Dice in the UK, and Kayak in the US have started supporting the new checkouts development. This list would be expanded with more supported places over time.
Developers have been provided with the Google Payments API to let them integrate the new development within their code. Google is also not charging any transaction fees at the initial stage. Moreover, there are payment providers to make the process even smoother and seamless for third-party apps and websites.