Tips for Creating an Online Store

How do I setup Google Checkout?

Google Checkout LogoGoogle Checkout allows you to accept credit card payments using a (free) Google account. In our experience, it is easier to use and more reliable than PayPal for a nearly identical functionality. Read more about Google Checkout here.

Follow these steps to use Google Checkout on your store.  Feel free to download and print these instructions out.

1. Sign up for a Google Merchant account.  It is free and easy.

Please Note: Google will make a small deposit in your bank account and you will need to verify the amount in order to complete your sign up.  This will take a day or two.

2. Login to your Google Checkout account and go to “My Sales”. Click on the “Settings” tab and then click on “Integration” on the left.

Google Checkout Settings tab

3. Make sure “My company will only post digitally signed carts.” is unchecked.

Google Checkout Digital Signage

4. Locate your Google merchant ID and Google Merchant Key on the right side of this page.

Google Merchant ID

5. Login to your Flying Cart store headquarters (in a new browser window).  Go to your “Store” -> “Settings” tab.  Scroll down to the Payment section and enter in your Google Merchant ID and Google Merchant key that you got from Step #4.

Add Google Merchant Key

6. Double check that your Google Merchant ID & Key that you copy/pasted into your Flying Cart settings section is exactly what Google Checkout gave you.

7. Highlight your API Callback URL from the Google Checkout section and go to Edit > Copy in your browser to copy it. Scroll down the page and click “Update Settings” at the bottom.

Google Checkout API Callback URL

8. Go back to the window with your Google Settings and paste the API Callback URL into the field on that page.  Select “HTML (name/value pairs)” as the callback method.  Hit “Save”.

9. Go to your store, put something in your cart and notice that Google Checkout is now an option. Enjoy!

Google Checkout

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3 Responses to “How do I setup Google Checkout?”

  1. Rishi, you guys are great!

    just when I wanted google you added it!

    google payment is great!

    been using for a while now , so glad you integrated in the flyingcart!

    you really make it easy to do as well!

  2. margo says:

    Please note that if you are selling items with Google Checkout, you are subject to the
    Google Content Policies. Nothing illegal people. You don’t want to get on the bad side of Google.

  3. Marc says:

    VERY EASY to set up!!

    Did it in minuites!!