Google Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service created by Google. Recharge supports Google Pay for mobile checkouts in conjunction with Stripe. This guide provides an overview of Google Pay, how to set it up, and some frequently asked questions.
Requirements and availability
You must use Stripe as your payment processor to enable Google Pay.
Note: Google Pay is not available through Braintree or Authorize.net.
Merchants can enable Google Pay regardless of their location. Google Pay is available for customers located in the following countries:
- Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
Enable Google Pay
Recharge Checkout Integration
The option to enable Google Pay in your Recharge merchant portal is available after Recharge detects that you're using Stripe for payment processing:
- Click Storefront in your merchant portal and select Checkout.
- Check the box to Enable Google Pay under the Checkout page controls.
The standard Recharge checkout URL
http://checkout.rechargeapps.com has been verified and does not need further action to begin using Google Pay.
Shopify Checkout Integration
Refer to Enabling Google Pay to set up Google Pay directly in Shopify.
BigCommerce Checkout Integration
Note: Accelerated payment methods are supported for one-time purchases, but at this time are not supported for subscription purchases. Future support for accelerated payment methods is on the product roadmap. Recharge automatically hides accelerated payment methods at checkout when a subscription product is purchased.
To use Google Pay with the BigCommerce Checkout Integration, you must enable your desired accelerated payment methods in either Braintree or Stripe first. After you have enabled your accelerated payment methods in your payment processor settings, you must enable your accelerated payment methods in BigCommerce. This allows for storefront-level control over all payment methods.
See Setting up your payment processor for steps on setting up Google Pay.
Use Google Pay
Customers are presented with subscription terms to review when they choose Google Pay as their payment method. When ready to pay, they can proceed by clicking the Google Pay button.
This button connects to their Google Pay account and will automatically pull information to complete the checkout process.
Manage a subscription with Google Pay
Your customers will see that their subscription payment is associated with Google Pay when they look at the billing information in their customer portal.
Note: If a customer changes their billing details in their Google Wallet, it will not have any impact on their Recharge recurring billing. Recharge will continue to charge the original card associated with Google Pay during their initial checkout. To update their billing information, customers will need to switch to a different credit card via their Recharge customer portal.
Add discounts at checkout
The Google Pay interface does not have an area for inputting discount codes. To enter a discount code, the customer will need to add the discount code in the Order Summary section of the checkout before selecting the Google Pay option.
Visit Payment processors FAQ for common issues related to Google Pay.
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