What’s the difference between Google Checkout and Wallet?

dniblock

I see that Google is phasing out Checkout in favor of Wallet? What’s the difference? I have used Google Checkout before, I think (plus whatever you use to pay for stuff on Google Play). I don’t recall anything memorably good or bad about it from a consumer point of view.

Topic: Internet
Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (8)

Frequently Asked Questions for Google Wallet
http://www.google.com/wallet/faq.html

Christopher Nerney
Vote Up (8)

Here's how Google explained it in May:

 

"Today, we’re letting web merchants know that in six months, Google Checkout will be retired as we transition to Google Wallet — a platform that enables merchants to meet the demands of a multi-screen world where consumers shop in-stores, at their desks and on their mobile devices."

 

So both are online payment processing services -- until November, when Google Checkout, which debuted in 2006, is retired. It sounds as if Google Wallet is much more geared to today's mobile shopping environment.

 

 

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules Thursday that will allow broadband providers to charge companies like Netflix for preferential traffic management, according to a news report.
Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.
Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.
Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.
Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases where many small queries are now forced to wait.
Microsoft is throwing open an advertisement-free version of its Bing search engine to all eligible kindergarten to 12th grade schools in the U.S., after completing the pilot stage of this program that was first run in five large public school districts.
Brazil's Federal Senate has passed a proposed Internet law that aims to guarantee freedom of expression and privacy to the country's Internet users, and also requires foreign Internet service providers to fall in line with the country's rules.
The cash-strapped man Newsweek magazine named as the creator of Bitcoin has thanked supporters who donated over US$23,000 of the virtual currency to him.
Reddit has removed from its front page the popular r/technology subreddit after what it called bad editorial choices by the page's moderators.
Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

randomness