Google Checkout for online payments

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Geoffrey Coan

Hi Craig

Like you I thought that Google Checkout looked to be a useful additional payment option, and for the last month or so I've been working on integrating it to my holiday home website.

All the effort is for naught though as yesterday Google suspended my Checkout account - it appears that "travel and travel related services" are not a permitted category according to their content policies.

So check the Google Checkout policies before starting out on using them as a payment mechanism.

(More details on my blog)

Bhah, humbug, etc


Craig McGinty

Hi Geoffrey
Many thanks for that, I took a look at the Google Checkout service but didn't notice the restriction on travel related sites, I wonder if it is because of chargebacks???
Maybe Google will change their rules and regs in time to come.
All the best, Craig

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