Companies quickly pick up CheckOut as a viable form of payment

Earlier last month, Google formally launched its online payment system called Google CheckOut. The new system is focused on providing security to users a well as vendors said Google. Interestingly, news broke out on Google CheckOut several weeks ahead of a formal announcement and Google claimed that its new service would not compete with eBay or PayPal.

Since the launch on June 29th, Google CheckOut has been receiving rapid adoption by online vendors. Some notable companies include:

Vendors that are now Google CheckOut enabled Starbucks Store ACE Hardware
GNC Timberland Dick's Sporting Goods Sports Authority Dockers
Shop PBS

eBay, one of the most popular online spending destinations however announced that it would not be supporting Google CheckOut. In fact, eBay earlier this month added Google CheckOut to its list of non-accepted payment options claiming that Google CheckOut was too new and thus not a trustworthy source for handling online transactions. eBay informed its members that it may exercise account suspensions and loss of premium statuses if sellers are found to be using Google CheckOut.

Numerous reports claimed that users were outraged by eBay's decision and that they were generally unhappy with PayPal's services over the last several years. Google stated that its service is highly secure and its experience with handling transactions for its AdSense and AdWords services indicated that CheckOut is a trustworthy service.

Despite the lack of support by eBay, Google CheckOut is gaining popularity. Support from companies like StarBucks, Fossil, PBS, and others indicate that Google CheckOut is on its way to becoming one of the few trusted forms of online payment.

"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
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