In a press release statement, eBay has announced that it’s adding Google Pay as a payment option across multiple platforms mainly Android app, mobile web, and desktop site. The feature will begin rolling out in early April on Android, but there’s no confirmation on the time regarding its availability on the web.
Earlier, eBay used to collaborate only with PayPal on the payment front, but now the online shopping giant is further stretching support for other payment options. The company has shifted away from its reliance on PayPal since the companies split apart in 2015.
An eBay spokesperson said that Google Pay provides users with a fast, simple and secure way to pay online. Offering Google Pay as a payment option is the company’s another significant step toward providing customers with more options in terms of payment methods, and creating an experience that is customized to individual preferences.
The integration with Google Pay allows users to check out checkout using the credit cards already linked to their Google account, without leaving the platform. While, PayPal, used to send users to a different site to finish payment.
Google Pay will join in alongside Apple Pay, which was accepted as a payment option in the previous year. Although, only sellers enrolled in eBay’s new payments experience will be able to take advantage of this payment method.