eBay blocks Google's Checkout

by admin July 10, 2006 at 11:20 am

Virtual handbags drawn…

eBay has blocked customers from using Google’s recently launched online payments service, Checkout.

The move could be seen as a protective measure over its own payment service PayPal but eBay has insisted it is because Google’s product does not meet the security and safety standard set in its payments policy.

Rob Chesnut, head of eBay’s trust and safety, said in a statement: “While many of the payment methods offered by eBay sellers offer a high degree of safety and convenience, a few simply are not appropriate for the eBay marketplace.

“We’ve updated the policy to identify those payment methods that we’ve determined are not appropriate for the eBay marketplace. Please note that eBay’s evaluation relates only to whether a particular service is appropriate for the eBay marketplace. These payment methods may, in fact, be useful services for consumers in other contexts.”

Read more: silicon.com