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Press Release: Google Checkout Opens for Business

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, June 29, 2006
14 years ago2,398 views

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced the launch of Google Checkout (, a checkout process that makes online shopping faster, more convenient and more secure for Google users. Google Checkout offers an easy and trusted checkout option that enables shoppers to purchase from participating stores with a single Google login. It also works with Google's search advertising program, AdWords, to help merchants acquire new customers and process all or a portion of their Checkout sales for free.

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Christian Lund [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

Europe snubbed again :-( ...

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I am UK it worked fine.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I don't understand Sam > what works fine?
Because I have seen everywhere that only US people can buy & sell with Google Checkout...

Christian Lund [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

The buyer account setup now also only has the country "United States" and no longer the drop down of countries.

Sam, I'm very surprised if you were able to create a buyer account. Did you use a UK credit card and were you able to choose UK in a country list?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I'm in the UK too and was able to create an account using a UK Credit Card and choose UK in the country list. But I've tried to buy things using google checkout, but I'm unable to do so. I always get an error (which I'm sure is just down to the fact I'm in the UK)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<< Did you use a UK credit card and were you able to choose UK in a country list? >>

Yep. Worked for me yesterday. I've just checked now though and the country drop down list has gone. However, I can still change my billing and shipping country when editing my Google Checkout account details as the drop down list's still there.

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