It looks like Google is going bonkers with its spring cleaning this year as they have already announced they’re ending its Google Reader and Google+ Games this year, but it looks like the search giant isn’t done sweeping some of its services under their rug as now, Google Checkout will be getting the axe.
Google Checkout is expected to be retired on November 20 as part of the company’s transition to fully support its multi-platform payment system, Google Wallet. In a blog post published yesterday, Google says merchants will be able to accept payments through Checkout until its retired on November 20. After that date, they’ll need to transition to another payment processing service, which Google has partnered with Brantree, Shopify and Freshbooks to make the process a little bit easier.
Google developers will automatically be transitioned to the Google Wallet Merchant Center within the next few weeks if they happen to be selling through additional Google properties, such as Google Play or Google’s Chrome Web Store. A Google Wallet button will also be available for shoppers for making purchases on merchant apps and sites, as well as Google properties.