Google Play Store Accepts PayPal for App Purchases
The Google Play Store is now accepting PayPal as a payment method in twelve different countries. Until recently users had to make payments for digital purchases through debit or credit cards.
Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, the Google Play Product Manager, said, “Our goal is to provide our users with a frictionless payment experience, therefore, this new integration is another example of how we work with our partners from across the payment industry to give our users the best experience.”
As PayPal and Google Play have spread around the globe, Google has seen an increase of 300% in sales from last year. Around two-thirds of apps bought were by users from outside the United States.
At present PayPal is accepted as a method of payment in: Great Britain, United States, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Finland and the Netherlands.
Google is likely to introduce more payment methods thereby opening up the Play Store to more customers around the world. The move is great news for mobile gamblers who may have been hesitant about using their credit cards to purchase gambling apps.