You pretty much only had one payment option when purchasing something from eBay in the past: PayPal. However, things have changed since PayPal starting using a new payment backend that’s powered by Adyen. This allowed eBay to bring support for Apple Pay to its iOS app and the company has now announced that it will support Google Pay on Android and its desktop site starting early next month.
This will enable Google Pay users to complete purchases on eBay via the app, mobile web, and desktop using their preferred payments service. Those who use the Google Pay digital wallet will be able to complete purchases on desktop regardless of the operating system or device.
The company says that Google Pay will be available to Android users starting early next month. However, this option will only be accessible when customers purchase from sellers that are enrolled in eBay’s new payments experience. It will be increasingly available to customers as the program grows to process more volume in additional locations.
eBay hasn’t really said how many sellers have opted for the new payments experience as yet so your mileage with this new payment option may vary on the site for the foreseeable future.