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Choosing an Online Payment Service: Google by Michael Miller

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Using Google Checkout: For Sellers

Google Checkout is an attractive alternative to PayPal for anyone selling items on a personal website. Your customers get a similar checkout and payment experience, while you end up paying less in transaction fees than you would if using PayPal.

There are drawbacks to using Google Checkout, of course. First, you can use Google Checkout only for domestic orders; at this point in time, it's a U.S.-only service. Second, you can use Google Checkout for sales only on your own website; it's not available for eBay auctions. And third, you can accept only credit card payments; Google Checkout has no provision for customers who want to pay via e-check or bank account withdrawal.

That said, Google Checkout for sellers ...

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