About Google Pay

 

Google Pay is a way for merchants to accept quick and easy mobile payments for physical goods and services.

Customers add e-money and credit cards to Google Pay. When they use Google Pay to make a purchase, the buying process is faster and easier, all with a simple tap of their device in stores.

Google Pay is a way for merchants to accept quick and easy mobile payments for physical goods and services everywhere you do business, including in stores and online. 

Customers add credit and debit cards to Google Pay. When they use Google Pay to make a purchase, the buying process is faster and easier than ever for you both because Google Pay stores and transmits the relevant customer details, all with a simple tap of their device in stores or the tap of a button in your mobile app.

Accept Google Pay in stores

When customers buy in stores with Google Pay, they tell the cashier which e-money they want to use and place their mobile device near your contactless near field communication (NFC) point-of-sale terminal.

Accept Google Pay in stores

Customers must "wake" their device in order to tap and pay. For some large purchases, they will be required to unlock their device as well. Google Pay processes their transaction using credit and debit cards they’ve previously added to Google Pay. Google Pay does all the heavy lifting and users don’t even need to open the app — they simply tap and pay.

Accept Google Pay in stores

When customers buy in stores with Google Pay, they simply unlock their mobile device and place it near your contactless near field communication (NFC) point-of-sale terminal. Google Pay helps customers transact using credit and debit cards they’ve previously added to Google Pay. Google Pay does all the heavy lifting and users don’t even need to open the app. They simply tap and pay.

After their purchase is complete, customers see a payment confirmation on the point-of-sale terminal and get transaction details directly on their mobile device. 

Accept Google Pay for transit

For transit agencies that support contactless payments, the experience is similar to in-store payments. Customers tap their phones near the contactless NFC terminal on the transit gate or turnstile to open the gate. Their fares are charged at the end of each day.

Transit agencies can also use Google Pay for mobile ticketing with contactless cards. Transit agencies that integrate with Google Pay allow their users to:

  • Create a digital transit card
  • View balance and other ticket information
  • Pay for rides in-app

Learn more about Google Pay transit.

Accept Google Pay online

Google Pay API lets customers check out in your app or website. When you integrate with the Google Pay API, customers can pay you with any credit or debit card in their Google Account, including cards saved to Google Pay.

Visit the Google Pay API Developer site to learn more about integrating with the Google Pay API.

Enable Google Pay passes

After you’ve integrated with Google Pay, use the Google Pay API for Passes to let customers digitize and keep loyalty cards, gift cards, offers, event tickets, boarding passes, and certain transit tickets in the Google Pay app. When customers save cards to Google Pay, they can redeem them in your stores more, stop in more, buy more, and, ultimately, spend more.

The Google Pay API for Passes helps you invite customers to visit more often, gives them a more rewarding experience when they do, and it’s all just a click away on their mobile device.

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