Google Pay has added PayPal integration for merchants, according to reports.
“We’re thrilled to announce we’ve expanded our collaboration with PayPal to make payments easy and seamless no matter how or where your customers like to shop. Now, you’ll be able to accept PayPal with Google Pay on your app or website in all 24 countries where your customers can link their PayPal account to Google Pay,” Google said in a blog post.
Google also said that using PayPal is a good way for merchants to reach new customers.
“Hundreds of millions of users already have their payment methods saved to their Google Account,” Google said. “And as of 2018, customers who use their PayPal account to make a purchase on a Google app or service like Google Play and YouTube can automatically choose that PayPal account when they pay with Google Pay — no new setup required. When you enable PayPal as a payment method on your Google Pay integration, all of these customers will be able to seamlessly check out on your website or app.”
The move will allow for more payment options at checkout too.
“Google Pay lets customers keep all of their payment methods in one place. They’ll easily be able to switch between debit cards, credit cards, their PayPal account, and more just by choosing Google Pay at checkout.”
Merchants can add the service with a few lines of code to the list of allowed payments.
“Once you’ve done that, you’ll receive a token you can send to your servers as soon as your customers confirm their transaction. You’ll use this token to issue a call against PayPal’s payment service — see PayPal’s documentation for more details and best practices,” Google said.
PayPal used to be more competitive with companies like Apple and Google, but has recently been teaming up with companies like Visa, Samsung and Walmart to help with traction at POS locations in both retail stores and online.