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Google In-App Payments Now Available in 18 Countries; Google Apps Marketplace Billing Policies Changes Announced

Google In-App Payments now in 18 countriesGoogle In-App Payments launched in July for developers in the United States, today, opened to 17 additional countries.

In a December 15 blog post Google announced “we are opening developer enrollment for Google In-App Payments in addition to the United States, to developers from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.”

“Developers in these countries can now use the Google In-App Payments API to incorporate an in-context payment experience into applications on the Chrome Web Store and their own sites.”

You can get started accepting payments in your web apps by following the tutorial.

Google says developers using In-App Payments are seeing strong conversions and revenue streams due to following key features:

  • Ease of use: the short payment process for consumers takes place right in the developer’s app or site.
  • Large existing user base: there are millions of Google Wallet online users in over 140 countries.
  • Low fees: developers pay just 5% on all transactions.

Google Apps MarketplaceAlso, Google today announced some important changes to Google Apps Marketplace Billing Policies. “We’re making that the official Marketplace policy moving forward: Google will not require vendors to adopt a Google billing API or share any portion of their revenue with us. This will keep more revenue in developers’ pockets, and brings the Google Apps Marketplace policy in line with the Chrome Web Store,” informs Scott McMullan, Product Manager.

“Developers can continue to “bring their own billing” to the Marketplace. Developers retain full control over application pricing and billing, and continue to keep all revenue from Google Apps Marketplace customers,” he said.

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