by CIO Staff

eBay Bars Use of Google Checkout

Jul 06, 20061 min

eBay sellers looking to make sales transactions on the auction site via Google’s new online payment service, Google Checkout, are out of luck. eBay has barred its users from employing Google Checkout on its site, BetaNews reports.

eBay’s new Acceptable Payments Policy states “sellers may not request payment through online payment methods not specifically permitted in this policy,” and the document does not specify that Google Checkout is an acceptable payment method.

Though Google has repeatedly shot down the notion, a plethora of media outlets have been reporting since its release that Google Checkout could be a “PayPal killer.” PayPal is eBay’s online payment service.

Any user who goes against eBay’s payment policy could be temporarily suspended or barred from the site.

Related Links:

  • Google’s Checkout Payments System Due Thursday

  • Google’s GBuy to Give PayPal a Run for Its $

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