PayU extends cooperation with Google making Google Pay available in online stores in Europe

Online retailers cooperating with PayU in Europe have been granted access to a new form of payment in their websites as well as in mobile applications. Payments using Google Pay can be made on all devices (smartphones and computers), regardless of the operating system or browser.

Google Pay (formerly Android Pay) is a simple and fast way to pay with a card, without the need to complete its data every time. Card details are securely stored by Google.

The implementation of Google Pay is another step enhancing the cooperation between PayU and Google. Earlier, while introducing Android Pay to Poland, Google chose PayU as a partner implementing this new solution on the e-commerce market.

– Thanks to Google Pay, users in Poland and Europe no longer need to create accounts in every new application or website. Paying is easy and frictionless, even on the first visit of the buyer, wherever the Google Pay logo is visible – says Florence Diss, Head of EMEA Commerce Partnerships, Google. We are happy to work with the most innovative payment partners and that thanks to the integration with PayU thousands of websites, in Poland and in Europe, can now provide their users with a fast and secure payment method, which is Google Pay.

At PayU, we constantly develop the offer of payment methods to ensure maximum benefits for both buyers and sellers. Following the trends, we introduce the most innovative solutions also in the field of mobile payments – says Joanna Pieńkowska-Olczak, PayU Country Manager in Poland. Mobile devices already account for more than a half of online traffic. More and more online stores treat sales in this channel finally as a standard, and not just as a fashionable trend. Although there are still customers who may not be fully satisfied with how to buy on mobile, already in the case of more than a half of the shopping, part of the process takes place on smartphones and tablets – she adds.

In order to make payments for online purchases with Google Pay, users must save their card details to their Google account. It can be done from the pay.google.com website or through the Google Pay mobile app. When shopping, being in the store application or on its website, it is simply enough to click on the 'Google Pay' logo on the PayU website with the choice of payment methods and then approve the payment with the selected card. The payment with Google's digital wallet on store websites is available not only on Android phones, but also on those with the iOS operating system.

When shopping on a computer or laptop, after switching from the store to the list of payment methods on the PayU website, one must select Google Pay and then confirm the transaction with one click. For additional protection, 3-D Secure authorization may sometimes be triggered, which involves using a one-time password received in an SMS message or generated by an electronic token.

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About PayU

Launched in 2002, PayU (www.payu.com) is the leading payment service provider dedicated to creating a fast, simple and efficient payment process for merchants and buyers in 17 high-growth economies of Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. These markets represent a potential consumer base of over 2.3 billion people. PayU is a leader of e-payments in Poland and in many other markets. The scope of payment services offered by PayU includes one-click payments, mobile payments designed for shop apps, fully online installments, deferred payments, recurring payments and more. The 250+ payment methods offered by the company and PCI certified platforms are designed to meet every consumer’s needs. PayU has more than 1,800 payment specialists based in local markets supporting PayU’s 300,000+ merchants and the millions of consumers making online payments. PayU makes up the Fintech division of Naspers Ltd. a broad-based, multi-national Media & Internet group founded in 1915, which provides services in more than 133 countries. More info over PayU: www.payu.com.

About Google Pay

Google Pay is a fast and easy way to make payments in millions of places: on websites, apps, in-store and more. Google Pay provides everything you need when you pay so that you can pay for your purchases with just one click, without having to rewrite card data during each transaction. Google Pay protects your card data with several layers of security using one of the most advanced data protection infrastructures in the world, so that your account is secure. More about Google Pay: https://pay.google.com