Bay Area shoppers can now use Google Wallet to tap, pay and save at over 65 outlets including: Old Navy, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory Stores and Gap Outlet stores. As, Gap, Inc. joined today as the SingleTap merchant.
Also, note that "Google Checkout is transitioning to Google Wallet, to create a single wallet, whether you're buying online or in-store. And, also started integrating Google Wallet as the payment method on Android Market, YouTube, Google+ Games and many other Google sites," revealed Ben Lee, Product Manager, Google Wallet.
"When you shop with merchants that accept Google Wallet or Google Checkout, just use your Google Wallet username and password to complete your purchase -- starting tomorrow, if you add a Citi MasterCard to the Google Wallet mobile app, it will also be available for use when you shop with Google Wallet online."
Lee notes "If you're a current user of Google Checkout you can automatically transition your account to Google Wallet the next time you sign in or make a purchase online. All users can now access online purchase history and payment information at wallet.google.com/manage."
Adding, he says "For merchants "no changes" are required -- shoppers using Google Wallet will be able to make purchases seamlessly on merchant sites that accept Google Checkout. Early next year, we will work closely with our merchant partners to switch to the Google Wallet logo and share details on new and upcoming features."
Google also announced of expanding Google Wallet online service with a new and easy integration option for merchants.
"This solution is first available and optimized for the mobile web, where shoppers often abandon their carts when faced with lengthy checkout forms. With this solution, online merchants can retain control over their payment processing and provide a more streamlined experience for shoppers, without additional fees," said Divya Agarwalla, Product Manager, Google Wallet.
"We're rolling out this new service to select merchants in the U.S. Available today on the mobile websites of Fandango and MovieTickets.com. When consumers visit these sites from an Android phone, BlackBerry or iPhone, they'll have the option to make a purchase using Google Wallet, without the need to fill out multiple forms or leave the merchant's site."