Menlo Park, Calif. - Google will close down its Google Checkout online payment service for good in November of this year. The online service and technology provider says the move is part of a broader transition to its Google Wallet multichannel commerce platform.
Until Nov. 20, retailers can continue accepting payments via Google Checkout. After that time, they will have to transition to a different solution. Retailers with their own online payment processing capability will be able to apply for the Google Wallet Instant Buy service, and others can take advantage of discounted integrations to Braintree, Shopify or Freshbooks services if they choose. Developers will be supported and automatically transitioned to the Google Wallet Merchant Center.