Google says it will roll out payment system in Australia, New Zealand and Canada
Google is set to roll out a payment system to the countries that have chosen it to roll it out to, the search giant announced today.
The payment system is designed to allow users to pay for online items without needing to download third-party apps or using a credit or debit card.
While Google’s payment system isn’t a perfect solution for everyone, it’s a step in the right direction and the search company said it’s working hard to expand its payment services to more countries.
“Google Pay is a great way to pay your bills online without having to pay cash and without the hassle of a credit card or debit,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.
“Our partners are working hard on adding more countries to our list, and we’ll keep you posted on new developments.”
Google said it was also working on adding a payment service for Australian residents.
Google’s move is part of Google’s push to improve its payment options in emerging markets, where the company’s users are increasingly coming from other countries.
Users from China, India, Brazil and India are increasingly choosing to use Google Pay instead of cash for online purchases, and the move will hopefully boost Google’s revenue from those countries, Google said.
“It’s great news for Australian businesses,” Google chief financial officer Joe Sullivan said.
He said Google Pay was a “very efficient and reliable way to get online payments done”.
“It takes less than 10 seconds to complete a payment and will never leave you without a payment,” he said.