eBay has recently confirmed that it is adding Google Pay as a payment option to its Android app, mobile web, and desktop site. The feature will launched in early April.
eBay has shifted away from its reliance on PayPal since the companies split apart in 2015, and is focusing on offering customers more choices in their payment options. The post further details that eBay’s managed payments experience allows users to check out without leaving the platform, unlike PayPal, which sends users to a different site to finish payment. Today’s move is part of eBay’s efforts to manage most of its own payments by 2021.
Apart form Google Pay eBay has added Apple Pay as a payment option last year. But both of the services will only be available from the sellers who are enrolled in eBay’s new payments experience.