When choosing an online payment solution, there's a lot to consider. The main players cost roughly the same and offer similar basic services. But take a closer look and important differences quickly emerge.


Compare PayPal Google Checkout Amazon Payments
What are their standard fees? 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction2.9% + $0.30 per transaction2.9% + $0.30 per transaction
Who can pay me? Anyone with a credit card Buyers must have an accountBuyers must have an account
What forms of payment are accepted? All major credit cards,
plus bank accounts, eChecks, & PayPal
Major credit cards onlyMajor credit and debit cards only
How many currencies are supported? 24 currencies8 currencies11 currencies
How many shopping carts
do they support?
300+551
How about customer support? Live phone support, Virtual assistant,
Dedicated account managers
Webform onlyWebform only
Which payment service is most
popular with buyers?*
1st3rd2nd

  • Prices in US dollars. All information for Google Checkout vs PayPal vs Amazon Payments comparison chart is up-to-date as of 09/27/11. See below for details.
  • Google Checkout data is up-to-date as of 09/27/11.
  • Amazon Payments data is up-to-date as of 09/27/11.
  • * Source: Sellers Choice Awards, eCommerce Bytes, February 2011.
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