Google and transaction processing network operator Paymark have teamed up to bring Google Pay to online merchants in New Zealand.
Google Pay allows consumers to use saved payment details in their Google account to pay for goods and services purchased online, meaning they can speed through checkout in a few clicks.
Google pay will join Paymark's homegrown online eftpos service as another way to pay online.
“With more consumers using mobile devices to make online payments, the easier we can make the process the better," said Paymark head of e-commerce, Darren Hopper. "Our objective is to completely remove the need to type long and tedious credit card numbers into websites."
"We want to make it easier for businesses like Paymark to offer a simpler, faster payment solution for their customers," added Prasenjit Phukan, group product manager of Google Pay.
Paymark is also working with fintech start-ups, banks and New Zealand merchants to design and build
future payments services, both online and in-store, using its OPEN (open payments enabled network) platform.
“The future as we see it is to create a payment experience that is largely invisible and one that is fully
integrated into the overall customer experience,” said Hopper.