Say Hello to Google Pay!

March 9, 2018

Google recently announced the launch of Google Pay, a unification of their Google Wallet and Android Pay services into a single payment option. This new service is poised to give Android users an easier payment experience, while keeping some of the perks previously offered through Google Wallet.

As Android users begin to transition to Google Pay, business owners may notice an increase in the use of mobile wallets at their checkouts. Learn more about Google Pay below and if your business is ready to accept it!

What is Google Pay?

Google Pay is a unified payment service for Android users, merging the previous services of Google Wallet and Android Pay. The service has kept the reward system Google Wallet offered, while giving people the ability to make purchases through their mobile device like Android Pay did previously.

Google is currently working to ensure Google Pay can be used on their other solutions and third-party apps. This will include a Google Pay option on platforms like Google Chrome and Google Assistant, so people can enjoy a consistent checkout wherever they make a purchase. Third-party application integration will make it easy for people to stay on these apps to make a payment.  

When does Google Pay roll out?

Google Pay officially began rollout on February 20, 2018.

How do I accept Google Pay?  

To accept Google Pay, business owners need to check that their payment terminals accept contactless payment methods, such as tap and mobile payments. Most terminals are already equipped to accept contactless payments by default, or can have the option manually turned on. If your business already accepts contactless payments, you’re ready to accept Google Pay!

If your payment terminals are not equipped to accept contactless payments, contact Moneris today to learn about your upgrade options.

Where can I learn more?

If you are interested in learning more about Google Pay, make sure to check out the Google Pay website, as well as Google’s blog!

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