Google has announced that it will be retiring it's Google Checkout for Merchants program.
News for Google Merchants:
Here's more information below from Google
ATTENTION: On November 20, 2013, Google Checkout will no longer be supported. Sellers of digital goods on Google (Google Play, Chrome Web Store, Offers Marketplace and Google Wallet for digital goods) will automatically transition to Google Wallet and will not be impacted. Learn more.
Retiring Google Checkout Announcement
On November 20th, 2013, Google will shut down its Checkout product. Here’s how this may affect you:
- Merchants selling digital goods may transition to Google Wallet for digital goods
- Merchants selling through Google-hosted marketplaces (e.g. Google Play) will be unaffected
- Merchants selling physical goods will need to switch to third-party alternatives (see below)
This decision was not made lightly—ultimately, we decided our focus is best concentrated on other areas of the payments space. As we begin to sunset this product, you can expect to see a number of changes through 2013:
Next, listed below are, specific deadlines in the transition phase; steps you need to take to process your final orders, receive your payouts. and remove any Google Checkout links/payments from your site, etc.
|May 20th, 2013||Last day to sign up for Google Checkout|
|November 20th, 2013||Last day to charge orders|
|November 21st, 2013||Last day to ship orders|
|November 27th, 2013||All outstanding orders will be cancelled|
|December 20th, 2013||Last merchant refunds permitted through Checkout|
Read more here
News for Sarah's Super Center Customers: What does this mean for you?
Sarah's Super will continue to accept Google Checkout until November 20th. Currently, we are in the process of searching for the best payment process solutions that are best for our customers. We will keep you updated on any changes.
Please note that this change currently affects our Specialty Gift and Bargains Store, and not our Sarah's Super Center Dollar Days.
If you have any questions or comments about these changes, please feel free to post them in the "comments" section below.
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