It’s quick, it’s easy, and it works with adsense. There’s a nice little video that explains the whole service.
First, it’s not Paypal…it’s a way for merchants to take payments thru your Google account. You can store unlimited billing/shipping addresses, credit cards, etc. Google doesn’t share your critical information with the merchant, and won’t spam you.
Anytime there is a shopping cart icon next to a Google Ad you know that site offers Google Checkout, and it’s easy to buy.
You can add items from any website that accepts Google Checkout, and finalize your order whenever you want….even if the items are all from different merchants.
You can easily use Google Checkout on your own site by signing up for an account here. Process sales for free.
“For every $1 you spend on AdWords, you can process $10 in sales for free. For sales that exceed this amount or if you don’t use AdWords, you can process them at a low 2% and $0.20 per transaction. There is no monthly fee.”
Google Checkout accepts all major credit cards, but not a check over the internet.
I have to say, this is pretty awesome. I can’t wait to see merchants offering an alternative to Paypal for accepting payments.
Here is a sample button for a donation to me for $1: