PayPal and Google are getting tighter integration later this year as Google plans to integrate Google services with PayPal for users.
According to a report originating from TechCrunch, Google will soon let users who add their PayPal accounts to their Google Play Store account to pay bills, orders and other transactions directly from the Google interface. They will also be able to make use of a Venmo like peer to peer transfer, and use PayPal for any service that supports Google Pay.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the experience and to make payments even more seamless and secure for our customers wherever they want to pay,” the aptly name Bill Ready, EVP and COO of PayPal told TechCrunch in response to a question about why it took so long to get the PayPal integration in place. “After the successful launch with Android Pay last year, which built on our existing integration with Google Play, our teams came together to enable this new experience, which will allow customers in the U.S. who add PayPal to any one of Google’s services to be able to pay across the Google ecosystem, anywhere that PayPal is offered as a payment method, with only minimal setup.”
Google isn’t the only one making trying to make it easier to pay for things in your email, Microsoft’s equivalent service — Microsoft Pay-– has made inroads into Outlook so users can pay easier via email.
Simplifying payments is one way to keep customers hooked on your product. After all, if it’s easy to stay and pay, why leave?