Google Checkout

What is Google Checkout?

Google Checkout helps you attract new customers, convert more sales and lower transaction processing costs. Google Checkout is a checkout process that you provide on your website to enable your customers to buy from you quickly and securely, using a single username and password.

Google Checkout Settings

To start processing online payments with Google Chckout you need to register a new account and reside in a supported Country.

Note: At the time of writing (November 2010) only the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) were supported by this payment provider, with support for other countries yet to be announced.

  1. Open Settings > Store > Payments from the WordPress Administration menu
  2. Under General Settings check the box beside Google Checkout
  3. Save changes by clicking Update
  4. Hover your mouse over the Google Checkout line and click Edit
  5. Under Merchant ID and Merchant Key provide the merchant details within your Google Checkout account
  6. Ensure Server Type is to Production to start selling immediately to the public
  7. Set your primary currency by adjusting the Select your currency dropdown
  8. Select a preferred Google Checkout button style for the Shopping Basket widget and Checkout page.
  9. Ensure you set the ‘Return URL’ within the merchant details of your Google Checkout account
  10. Save changes by clicking Update with the payment options dialog