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beussery [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, September 10, 2009
10 years ago2,292 views

"Subscription billing – Through Checkout, merchants are able to set up recurring billing, i.e., subscriptions....."

"Micropayments – While currently in the early planning stages, micropayments will be a payment vehicle available to both Google and non-Google properties within the next year...."

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DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

YES!

Wait--maybe that was too soon. Is that threshold pledge system? I wrote about this and thought it would be too good to be true for Google Checkout to do something like that soon! blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/0 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threshol ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It seems like it could indeed be compatible with the threshold pledge system!

There's also the "pay what you want" model that NIN popularized-- techdirt adopted this with their Cwf+RtB (connect with fans + reason to buy = $) model techdirt.com/rtb.php
That's already possible with normal Google checkout though-- why don't newpapers use that?

I'm not sure exactly how those micropayments will work. Can someone explain how it will look to the consumers? Something like-- pay 10 cents to view this article will fail miserably

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[Moved from "Google switches to micropayments" – Tony]

theregister.co.uk/2009/09/10/g ...

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