{{ searchResult.published_at | date:'d MMMM yyyy' }}

Loading ...
Loading ...

Enter a search term such as “mobile analytics” or browse our content using the filters above.

No_results

That’s not only a poor Scrabble score but we also couldn’t find any results matching “”.
Check your spelling or try broadening your search.

Logo_distressed

Sorry about this, there is a problem with our search at the moment.
Please try again later.

It's still early days but things are definitely hotting up in the battle of the online checkouts. 

Yahoo Search Marketing is testing out PayPal Shopping Cart icons on eBay advertisements listed in the search engine's results pages, according to SearchEngineJournal.

Google and PayPal owner eBay may have surprised observers recently by climbing into bed recently with an unexpected collaboration but both parties will be acutely aware of the threat posed by Google Checkout to PayPal online payment hegemony.

We have reported previously how eBay did not include Google Checkout under 'Accepted Payments'.

But although the embryonic Google Checkout has been suffering from teething problems including some etailer resistance recently, this has not stopped it from continuing its march to establish itself on the front-line of e-commerce.

It did not escape the attention of commentators this week (including Brian Smith of ComparisonEngines.com) that Google is now including Checkout in its Froogle listings. The only surprise about this is that it hasn't come sooner.

The numbers of retailers implementing Checkout are certainly increasing but we believe that Google will need a huge marketing push towards consumers in order to get widespread adoption by retailers.

To get back to the military metaphors, it's not quite time for the WMD yet but there is still room for plenty more tanks out on the lawn.  

Linus Gregoriadis

Published 14 September, 2006 by Linus Gregoriadis

Linus Gregoriadis is Research Director at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via LinkedIn or Google+.

139 more posts from this author

Comments (0)

Comment
No-profile-pic
Save or Cancel
Daily_pulse_signup_wide

Enjoying this article?

Get more just like this, delivered to your inbox.

Keep up to date with the latest analysis, inspiration and learning from the Econsultancy blog with our free Daily Pulse newsletter. Each weekday, you ll receive a hand-picked digest of the latest and greatest articles, as well as snippets of new market data, best practice guides and trends research.