By 2Checkout_ / July 1st, 2013
2Checkout Offers Hosts An Ideal Replacement for Retiring Google CheckoutNew 2.9% +$.30 U.S. Pricing Makes Processor Even More Appealing
The Announcement: https://support.google.com/checkout/sell/answer/3080449?hl=en
Do you need a quick and reliable replacement for Google Checkout now that the search giant is retiring its payments platform in November?
2Checkout is an excellent solution. 2CO has been servicing the needs of online businesses for 13 years and is a veteran at supporting the hosting industry with a WHMCS integration and recurring billing that works with all of its platforms.**** And now, with new pricing starting at 2.9% +$.30 per transaction for U.S. based businesses, the solution is hard to beat.
2Checkout has been processing online payments for businesses throughout the world since February of 2000 and bundles a gateway and merchant account into one solution with no need to contract with a merchant bank or manage separate agreements.
Customers can pay using Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, PayPal, Diner’s Club, JCB and Debit cards (in the U.S.) on secure, PCI Level 1 Compliant hosted payment pages.
Additionally, 2CO is translatable in 15 languages and 26 international currencies for businesses and customers in over 200 countries, and to help increase conversions, the company just released “Direct Checkout,” an inline checkout solution designed to overlay the final cart page and appear to customers like they have never left your site. CLICK HERE to apply free, or read more for a side-by-side feature comparison.
2CHECKOUT – GOOGLE CHECKOUT FEATURE COMPARISONIf you are still unsure, compare a few key operational and product features of the two payment solutions. There are a number of similarities between the two systems including automated Fraud protection and built in invoicing capabilities, as well as functionality in multiple currencies, 26 for 2Checkout and 21 for Google Checkout. They both also provide support for buyers in multiple countries, 200+ countries for 2Checkout and just over 140 for Google Checkout.
While it appears the systems are similar and function the same way, they actually operate quite differently and data security is a perfect example. 2Checkout is a fully hosted solution providing merchants built-in, PCI compliance through every payment product it offers and will launch an API that merchants can start using in August of 2013. Google Checkout has two solutions, an XML solution providing customers buy buttons to add to their site, with built-in PCI compliance for its users, but also an API solution that does not include PCI compliance, requiring users to provide their own data security or invest in a third party to manage the functionality.
Recurring Billing functionality is different for the two solutions as well. While 2Checkout offers recurring billing in every version of its platform, Google Checkout only offers a recurring option for merchants using its API. And overall, the User Experience for customers purchasing products from 2Checkout is significantly better. Google Checkout’s traditional payment pages feature the Google Brand and coloring providing an obvious site redirect during checkout. 2Checkout’s Dynamic Checkout (the company’s traditional purchase routine), is fully customizable to match each merchant’s unique color scheme and provide space for branding on the checkout page, to provide a seamless user experience for customers. 2Checkout’s new inline purchase product, Direct Checkout, takes the user experience a step further by overlaying the final cart page and appearing to the customer that they have never left the site, increasing conversions significantly, while remaining fully PCI compliant.
Google Checkout’s pricing starts at 2.9% +$.30 per transaction for businesses in the U.S. and U.K. with under $3,000 in sales per month. 2Checkout starts at 2.9% +$.30 for U.S. merchants and 5.5% +$.45 for all other internationally based businesses. And when it is time for pay day, Google Checkout pays merchants directly to their bank accounts while 2Checkout offers a host of solutions for payouts including ACH, Wire, paper check, and even access to a reloadable MasterCard powered by Payoneer that merchants can recharge weekly with sales revenue.