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eBay to expand its payment options to make it easier for buyers and sellers

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eBay, the popular global online marketplace, is expending its payment methods and streamlining transactions in Australia with the inclusion of Apple Pay and Google Play.

Both buyers and sellers will benefit with eBay’s expansion of management of payments will arrive in the coming months after the US, UK and Germany.

For buyers, eBay will offer on top of PayPal other options including credit card payments and Apple Pay for iPhone and iPad users.

Android users haven’t been left out and eBay will also offer Google Pay as an option on the eBay site and on the app itself.

This will also benefit the more than 40,000 Australian small and medium businesses who use eBay as their sales platform with the move offering faster and more direct payments.

“As Australia’s number one online shopping destination, we are thrilled to be elevating how buyers and sellers transact on eBay by allowing them more choice and a seamless payments experience,” says eBay Australia managing director Tim Mackinnon.

eBay Australia managing director Tim Mackinnon

“For our 11-million unique monthly visitors, this means more choice in how they pay at a time when consumers are increasingly coming to eBay to buy the things they need and offering greater payment flexibility when purchasing online.

“Now more than ever, running a small business is tough and we are pleased to reduce the costs for the majority of sellers and make it easier for as many sellers as possible as we manage payments. We will be supporting our SMBs to ensure a smooth transition.”

The payment management on eBay will break down barriers and remove complications for both buyers and sellers, says VP of Global Payments Alyssa Cutright.

“We’re excited to roll out the new experience globally this year with Australia,” she said.

Managed payments started in the US in September 2018 before kicking off in Germany in September 2019.

Australia will join the UK and Canada later this year.