>Internet Stocks » Who Loses From Google Checkout? Not eBay, but Amazon.

>Google Checkout – I signed up for it today exploring ways to offer the checkout service to my customers. Unfortunately, you need to work with their API (programmer required) and their buy now buttons are encrypted. While that is the secure way to go, most eBay sellers are not techsavvy. Having to generate a buy now button for each item will be a pain. Perhaps Google will reconsider their approach later, but this is definitely aimed at the mega merchants with programming resources to implement the Google Checkout API. Its really a shame since a lot of eBay sellers were anticipating competition to Paypal.