Thursday, December 15, 2011 | 2:42 PM
By Pali Bhat, Group Product Manager
Cross-posted on the Google Commerce Blog and Chromium Blog
Since Google In-App Payments launched in July for developers in the United States, we’ve received great feedback on how easy it is to integrate as well as how simple it is for consumers to use. While the API has been off to a strong start, there’s been a growing demand for availability outside of the United States.
So starting today, we are opening developer enrollment for Google In-App Payments to 17 additional countries. In addition to the United States, developers from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom can now use the Google In-App Payments API to incorporate an in-context payment experience into applications on the Chrome Web Store and their own sites.
Developers using In-App Payments are seeing strong conversions and revenue streams thanks to these key features:
- Ease of use: the short payment process for consumers takes place right in the developer’s app or site.
- Large existing user base: there are millions of Google Wallet online users in over 140 countries.
- Low fees: developers pay just 5% on all transactions.
Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor