Google Checkout Blog

New features make Checkout even easier for online merchants

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Our team spends a lot of time talking with merchants to learn how Google Checkout can make selling online easier and more effective, and we're excited about some of the new features and promotions that deliver what you've been asking for:

Easy coupon creation: Create coupons from the Google Checkout Merchant Center. You can specify $-off discounts and %-off discounts, and add restrictions such as "one per customer," "new customers only," and so on. Try it now (requires a Checkout merchant account).

Email invoicing: Bill customers for purchases by sending them a Google Checkout invoice over email. The email will contain a link that your customers can click on to pay you via Google Checkout. Try it now (requires a Checkout merchant account).

Simple website integration: With the HTML API, integrating Google Checkout with your shopping cart is easier than ever. Simply add an HTML form to your website and use it to send us your shopping carts. Learn more in the new Developer's Guide.

More free processing: Earlier this month, we announced that we were processing all Google Checkout sales for free until the end of 2006. Since then, we've had such a positive response from merchants that we decided to extend the offer through the end of 2007. From now through December 31, 2007, we'll process your Checkout transactions for free.