eBay Forbids Use of Google Checkout on eBay

Jul 7, 2006 • 8:10 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google's new Google Checkout has been officially disallowed by eBay as a form of accepted payment within the eBay network. As I reported yesterday at SEW blog, if you visit the eBay Accepted Payments Policy page, and click on the "show" link on the "Some Examples" portion, you will see;

Payment Services not permitted on eBay: AlertPay.com, anypay.com, AuctionChex.com, AuctionPix.com, BillPay.ie, ecount.com, cardserviceinternational.com, CCAvenue, ecount, e-gold, eHotPay.com, ePassporte.com, EuroGiro, FastCash.com, Google Checkout, gcash, GearPay, Goldmoney.com, graphcard.com, greenzap.com, ikobo.com, Liberty Dollars, Moneygram.com, neteller.com, Netpay.com, Nochex.com, paychest.com, payingfast.com, paypay, Postepay, Qchex.com, rupay.com, scripophily.com, sendmoneyorder.com, stamps, Stormpay, wmtransfer.com, xcoin.com

WebmasterWorld has a featured thread on this topic, with two pages of responses so far. Many feel that it is a smart move on eBay's part.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Goo Theory

07/10/2006 04:45 pm

I don't believe it's a smart move on the part of eBay. Yes, in the short term it will help Paypal stay ahead, but what happens when Google launches an auction site of it's own (gBuy?). They'll probably allow Paypal too, so the combination of payment choices and the market reach Google has could well crush eBay and Paypal at the same time..

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