Monday, July 10, 2006 at 12:13 PMBy Alison Bjerke, Google Base Operations
Last week, we launched Google Checkout, a new process that enables customers to buy from sellers like you quickly and securely using a single username and password. When it's easy for customers to buy from you, you sell more. And when customers buy from you with Checkout, it's easy for you to charge your customers' credit cards, process orders, and deposit funds to your bank. Checkout also gives you the confidence to sell by identifying and filtering fraudulent transactions, fighting chargebacks, and reimbursing you for transactions covered by our Payment Guarantee policy.
If you already have a website containing information about the items you sell, you can integrate Google Checkout with your website to process transactions online. A few sellers are already using it. To learn more about integrating with Google Checkout, go here.
Wondering if you can still take advantage of Google Checkout even if you don't have a website? Well, through Google Base, you can sell items in two ways:
1) If you only have a few items to sell, you can submit a single item to Google Base and follow these steps to enable customers to buy from you using Google Checkout. Monster Magazine is a good example of a seller who has done this.
2) To sell multiple items without a website, specify Google Checkout as an accepted form of payment in your bulk upload, and we'll show a "Buy" button next to each of your items. They'll be displayed on pages like the single-item posts, but you don't have to create each post individually. Details about this option are here.