PayPal and Google Pay have announced they will be increasing their integration making it ever more easy for people to pay with PayPal in Google services such Gmail, YouTube, Google Store and indeed any services using Google Pay. Notably it will also include not just commercial payments but also peer-to-peer transactions. The new arrangements are expected to come into force in the USA later in 2018.
PayPal and Google Pay already have an integration but if you want to use PayPal via Google Pay then you will need to login separately to complete your payment. The new arrangement means that the experience won’t require any additional steps than a normal Google payment, just as long as you’ve set it all up previously. And that’s a one off process.
We are always looking for ways to improve the experience and to make payments even more seamless and secure for our customers wherever they want to pay. After the successful launch with Android Pay last year, which built on our existing integration with Google Play, our teams came together to enable this new experience, which will allow customers in the U.S. who add PayPal to any one of Google’s services to be able to pay across the Google ecosystem, anywhere that PayPal is offered as a payment method, with only minimal setup.
– Bill Ready, EVP and COO of PayPal (From TechCrunch)
As eBay and PayPal ramp down their relationship (although it will still remain as a payment option for those who want it, just not the effective default) it’s hardly a surprise that they are looking around for more ways to bring PayPal to a broader audience. And, to be fair, that was something there were doing long before the eBay/Adyen deal was announced.
Ease of payment online, for goods and services, is vital. And when big brands work together like this we can see the benefits to all parties with such integrations.