Google Checkout API for US Online Stores


Google checkout is the new e-payment solution provided by Google, currently the solution is available only for US based online stores but accept payment from users worldwide. There is a big discussion this year about this new solution as alternative to PayPal and other payment system, especially if Google is more favored to have the largest community worldwide and offer lowest fees.
Google have made a Google Checkout Sandbox for developers to implement this solution in their online store and you can find almost all technical details and information about the implementation in addition to source code to help you easily get started with ready to use code. Google Checkout Samples are available for ASP, PHP, .NET and Java. Google Checkout accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover.

This is not all, because by using Google Checkout you’ll have a bonus to attract new customers using Google Adwords. Now you can add the Google Checkout badge cart to your AdWords ads, which highlights your store and tells potential customers that shopping with you will be convenient and secure.
The integration with Google Adwords don’t stop at this level, because Google offer you the possibility to process transactions for free ! Because for every $1 you spend on Adwords, you can process $10 in sales for free through Google Checkout. For example, if you spent $1,000 on Adwords last month, this month you can process $10,000 in sales at no cost. Otherwise fees charged are just 2% plus a $.20 per transaction.
Best of all, Checkout proactively identifies and filters out fraudulent transactions, and under our Chargeback Resolution policy, Google evaluates all chargebacks you receive and, whenever possible, fights them on your behalf. A protection that will help you to sell with complete confidence.

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Hatem Ben Yacoub, Energy engineer, Entrepreneur, ICT & eGov consultant, ITIL v3 Certified, Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+), Senior Systems architect, PHP expert and PHP5.3 ZCE, OpenGov/OpenData Advocate, and Open source Evangelist.