In early April, year 2017, we posted a blog describing how to use Google Wallet. As it happens, it was just a year later that Google decided to consolidate some of its services, including Google Wallet and Android Pay. As a result, we now have Google Pay - a single app to serve these needs.
Below, we’re going back and exploring the development of Google Pay into what it is today. We’ll also explore some other options you have for these kinds of transactions.
On the consumer side, Google Pay acts like you’d expect any digital wallet to: it makes it easier to pay for things both in-store and online. With the capability to store payment cards in the app for easy access, Google Pay has a variety of uses for the end user.
For the business, Google Pay plays nicely with a variety of terminals and platforms, enabling you to accept these kinds of payments with little issue and no fees attached. Even better, because Google Pay shares no actual card number with you, it helps keep your customer/clients’ data safer.
Of course, if you’d rather utilize a different service as both a business owner and as an end user, there are plenty of other options available for your business’ needs as well.
Your selection between today’s existing solutions will likely have much to do with your needs as a user, as well as which solutions you prefer to use.
Samsung Pay is another popular option, as is Apple Pay, if your devices support these solutions, each with many of the same features and functions as Google Pay offers. Many commonly-known apps, like PayPal and Venmo, have proven useful to a business as well.
KT Connections can help you manage this crucial aspect of your business. Reach out to us at 605-341-3873 today!
Rodd Ahrenstorff is the Director of Business Operations for KT Connections, as well as a member of the company’s ownership team starting in 2014. Rodd has been working in the computer and telecommunication fields for over twenty years—a term during which he has held a number of leadership positions. In the past, he has served as a broadcast television engineer, an systems architect, and most recently Director of Information Technology, including a role as a HIPAA Security Officer for behavioral health and multi-specialty medical providers.