Enabling Google Pay in Stripe Checkout

Use Google Pay on Stripe Checkout to offer a frictionless payment experience, boosting conversion rates with trusted and rapid transactions. Learn how Growthmill helped a client workaround the 20 product restriction.

Why offer Google Pay as a payment option?

Adding Google Pay as a payment option on e-commerce sites significantly improves customer convenience and can lead to higher conversion rates. In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, consumers appreciate quick and seamless transactions. Google Pay allows users to securely store their credit or debit card information, facilitating instant payments without the need for entering lengthy card details each time. This means a faster, frictionless checkout experience, reducing cart abandonment rates, a major issue for many online retailers.

Moreover, integrating Google Pay provides an additional layer of security for transactions. Google Pay employs advanced security infrastructure and encryption to protect card information, ensuring safe transactions. The implementation of Google Pay also builds trust with customers who may feel more comfortable using a globally recognized brand. These factors together mean that adopting Google Pay can lead to an increase in successful transactions, customer satisfaction, and repeat business. The e-commerce world is competitive, and sites that prioritize customer convenience and security through options like Google Pay may gain a decisive edge.

Stripe Checkout

Stripe Checkout stands out as an exceptional no-code option for businesses seeking a fast, secure, and customizable payment processing solution. Its pre-built, user-friendly interface means that even users with no coding experience can create a professional, efficient checkout process. By just integrating a small piece of Stripe-provided script into their website, users can deploy a ready-made, PCI compliant checkout page that is also mobile-friendly and customizable to match the look and feel of their brand. This way, businesses can focus more on their core operations, knowing that Stripe handles the complex elements of online payments.

Moreover, Stripe Checkout supports a wide variety of payment methods, catering to customers from different regions with diverse payment preferences. It doesn't just process standard debit and credit card payments; it also includes options like Google Pay, Apple Pay, and other local payment methods such as Alipay, SEPA Direct Debit, and iDEAL. This means businesses can reach a broader global audience by accommodating their preferred payment choices. The inclusion of Google Pay, in particular, enhances the speed and convenience of transactions, which can lead to higher conversion rates. Overall, the versatility and simplicity of Stripe Checkout make it an appealing choice for businesses of all sizes looking to optimize their payment process.

Adding Google Pay to a Chrome Browser

Enabling Google Pay on a Chrome browser or Android device is a fairly simple process. First, you'll need to download the Google Pay app from the Google Play Store if you're using an Android device. Once installed, open the app and sign in with your Google account. Tap on the 'Payment' at the bottom of the screen, then click on '+ Payment method'. Here, you can add your credit or debit card information manually or by using your device's camera to capture it. Your card details are then securely stored for future transactions.

If you're using Google Chrome on a desktop, you can enable Google Pay by clicking on the three-dot menu on the top right corner, then going to 'Settings'. Scroll down to 'Payment methods' and click on 'Add'. You can then enter your card details. Once your card is verified, you can use Google Pay for fast, secure payments on participating ecommerce sites.

Enabling Google Pay in Stripe Checkout

Enabling Google Pay with Stripe Checkout is as easy as enabling the Google Pay Payment Method in Stripe Dashboard.  To do so, clicking Settings→ Payment Methods and then turn on Google Pay.

After enabling the Google Pay payment method, if you do not see Google Pay as an option during Checkout there are a couple troubleshooting steps.


Google Pay will only be available on Chrome or on Android devices


In Chrome, it is necessary to have a stored payment method associated with the Google account


If you have Stripe Tax enabled with Stripe Checkout, you must collect the shipping address at the time of payment in order for the Google Pay payment option to be available.

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