Web merchants can continue to accept payments using Google Checkout until November 20, 2013. After that date Google is going to be retiring Google Checkout services. Google suggests that merchants who do not have their own payment processing transition to Braintree, Shopify or Freshbooks, which are offering discounted rates for Google Checkout users. Developers selling through Google properties will automatically transition to the Google Wallet Merchant Center in the next few weeks. Google has invited web merchants to join them for a live webinar on May 23, 2013 at 10AM PST to learn more about the transition from Google Checkout to Google Wallet. Will this move make Google Wallet a major Paypal competitor?
Today, we’re letting web merchants know that in six months, Google Checkout will be retired as we transition to Google Wallet — a platform that enables merchants to meet the demands of a multi-screen world where consumers shop in-stores, at their desks and on their mobile devices.