Get started

There are a few things to keep in mind as you get started with accepting payments through Google Pay.

  • You must sign up as a Google Pay for Business retailer and accept the Terms of Service. To signup, navigate to Google Pay for Business Signup form and fill the required fields.
  • Make sure that you have valid merchant VPA ID and make sure push payment is enabled for merchant VPA. Push payment is required for in-app and Chrome web page compatibility on mobile.
  • After you get the confirmation from the Google Pay business development team, you can start integrating with Google Pay.
  • Google Pay provides the Payment Request API for you to integrate Google Pay with your website. It’s important to familiarize yourself with this API before continuing. You can find some introductory and deep dive tutorials on the Payments Request API in the included packet.

Testing requirements

To test the implementation of Google Pay, the following steps are required:

  • Ensure that you've installed Google Pay and completed the onboarding process.
  • Use Chrome for Android 60 or above (Chrome stable or Chrome Beta).

User-merchant payment flow

Google Pay provides a payment request API which can be used to integrate Google Pay with your site and make payments online through the Google Pay app.

  • If Google Pay is used only for payments, the user is taken directly to the payments flow when they trigger the purchase button.
  • If your site requires more information (name, phone number, address, etc), the Chrome payments dialog appears. The user must provide the necessary information in the dialog before completing the purchase.
  • When payment is complete, the user will be redirected back to your site. Google Pay also sends you a response which contains the transaction information.

The screens below show a common user flow for adding a card to Google Pay on a phone or a tablet using the Google Pay app:

Web payment details form Select Google Pay for payment Pay with Google Pay Payment success message