Google has announced that they will be retiring support for Google Wallet for digital goods API on March 2nd 2015. Meaning that after that date no payments will be able to be processed by merchants using the Google Wallet API.
However if you are selling applications via the Google Play Store or processing in-app payments via Google Wallet, you will still continue to be supported, says Google and will be able to access your Google Wallet Merchant Center as normal.
Google explains :
“When we first launched Google Wallet for digital goods, we wanted to make it simple for users and merchants to buy and sell online. The industry has matured a lot since then, providing a number of alternative payment solutions to choose from.
As we continue to evolve and improve our merchant tools to meet new market challenges in the payments space, we are writing to let you know we will be retiring the Google Wallet for digital goods API on March 2, 2015. Here’s what this means for you as a merchant:”
– Process Payments until March 2: You can continue to process payments via Google Wallet for digital goods until we shut it off on March 2, 2015.
– Remove Integration: If you don’t have your own payment processing, you will need to transition to an alternate solution and remove calls to our APIs before March 2, 2015. Learn more.
– Continued Merchant Center Access: You will continue to have access to the merchant center for processing refunds, getting payouts, and seeing reports.
For more information on the news about the Google Wallet API closure jump over to the Google Support website for details.
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