News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 01, 2012.
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Google announced today that it is partnering with some online stores to simplify the purchasing process on mobile websites. Rather than require that users enter their payment and shipping information on their phone, they can simply tap the "Pay with Google" button and have all of the information entered from a Google Wallet account.
PayPal has had a similar system that can easily send money by logging into an account. Both systems are designed to remove the need to enter payment and shipping information, which can be especially annoying on mobile websites. Here are the highlights of Google Wallet stressed by Google:
- Pay without entering your credit or debit card number, billing address, or other payment information - it's already securely stored in your Google Wallet.
- View your credit and debit cards, shipping addresses and transaction history conveniently in one place at wallet.google.com/manage.
- Set a default card for future purchases on your Google Wallet account, making future transactions even faster.
- Shop with confidence as all your payment and related information is encrypted and stored on secure servers and not shared with anyone.
Google Wallet purchases are typically associated with NFC-based payments at physical retail locations, but the payment system goes virtual today with new programs for faster mobile shopping. 1-800-Flowers, Five Guys, and Rockport are the first sellers to accept Google Wallet on their mobile websites, but Google says it will work with many more soon. Finish Line, MovieTickets.com, Seamless, and SwimOutlet.com are named as companies that are already in the process of getting their systems compatible with Google. For now, it's promoting the initiative by offering buyers $10 off at 1-800-Flowers and $20 off at Rockport.source: Google
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.