Create a better checkout experience with Google Pay

September 4, 2020

What is Google Pay?

Along with Apple Pay and PayPal, Google Pay is one of the most popular digital wallets in the world, due to integrated cross device solutions. Google Pay works both online for e-commerce and for contactless payments on smartphones and NFC/EMV card readers.

One of the benefits of the Google wallet is that customers never have to enter their card and payment information again on any checkout process. All details are securely stored and never transmitted directly to the merchant or e-commerce website.

Can customers use Google Pay at checkout?

Customers can use Google Pay for in-person and online payments. When merchants and businesses are using Pomelo Charge, our in-person point of sale (POS) app, customers can scan the QR code and click on “Buy with Google Pay”. A secure mobile payment is made in a single click or tap.

With Pomelo Shops and Payment Requests, we’ll automatically detect if customers have Google Pay enabled and offer them a one-click purchase button.

This allows customers to conveniently and securely pay for products without entering their card details. By improving the customer experience this reduces cart abandonment and boosts conversions.

A better Google Pay experience

Previously, customers had to specifically link their card to Google Chrome for the Google Pay button to show up.

We’ve redesigned our Google Pay support from the ground up and can now offer Google Pay in any browser, on any device, both for in-person and online payments.

This means customers will now be able to pay with a true Google Pay experience. It is suitable for when you send payment requests, when you use our Pomelo Shop or even when you initiate payments through our Google Pay API.

The new improved Google Pay experience is automatically enabled for all our merchants and customers so you don’t have to update anything.

We’re continuously working to improve the ways merchants can accept customer payment methods.

What do you think of our improved Google Pay experience?


Can customers use Google Pay for online purchases?

Yes, Google Pay can be used for both online and in-store purchases. Customers can simply choose the Google Pay payment on the card payment checkout page.

How do customers add funds to their Google Pay account?

All major credit and debit cards are accepted on Google Pay including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

How do customers use Google Pay?

If customers have an android device, they should already have a Google account with the Google Pay app installed. If not, customers can download it from the Google Play Store.

Once customers have filled in bank information they will need to verify ownership of their debit card or credit card by replying to a SMS code, calling the bank or allowing a small charge on the card.

Once verification is complete, customers are then able to make purchases.