UK Google Checkout Merchants Can Only Accept GBP

Apr 20, 2007 • 8:31 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics

In a Google Groups thread, a merchant from the United Kingdom asks if he can bill his customers in USD rather than in GBP:

Can I bill in USD, rather than in GBP and they pay via a USD credit card?

Deborah, from the Google Checkout Team, responds with the answer:

If a customer places an order with a U.K. merchant, the purchase will be made in GBP. If a customer places an order with a U.S. merchant, the purchase will be made in USD.

If you have any further questions about this, you can feel free to respond in the Google Groups thread.

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Anonymous Coward

04/22/2007 01:35 am

Note that this does not prevent a UK merchant from selling to US buyers. If a US customer with a USD account and a USD credit card buys from a UK merchant with a GBP account the US buyer will be charged in GBP on his USD credit card. The buyer's bank will do the conversion (and probably add a fee). The US buyer will be shown an approximate price in USD on the checkout page (approximate because Google can't know the final charge given currency fluctuation and bank fees)

James Scott

04/22/2007 09:34 am

If you're interested in finding out more about Google Checkout in the UK, you're invited to join a free online seminar (webinar) taking place on Monday at 2pm GMT. The webinar, co-presented by ChannelAdvisor and Google, will cover the benefits of the payment option for online retailers, and will also include a Q&A session at the end, for you to ask Google your questions. To register - visit

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