Happy to announce the availability of one of the most requested and long awaited features in Zoho Invoice – “Google Checkout Integration”

Yes, we have integrated our service with Google Checkout.  We have already integrated our service with PayPal and now this integration gives more options to our customers.  Now they have the option to choose either PayPal or Google Checkout for accepting online payment from their customers.

Configuring Google Checkout in Zoho Invoice:

Configuring Google Checkout in Zoho Invoice is easy and can be done by following the steps below-

  1. Sign-in to Zoho Invoice and click on the “Settings” link at the top right.
  2. In the settings page that comes up, click on the “Payment Gateways” link under “Invoice Settings” on the left.
  3. Specify your “Merchant ID” and “Merchant Key” and click on the save button.

Updating the invoice balances:

When your customers pay you online via Google Checkout, we can automatically update your invoice balances.  For us to do this automatic update, you will have to do the following-

  1. Sign-in to your Google Checkout account and go to settings.
  2. Click on the “Integration” link on the left.
  3. Now set the “API callback URL” to “https://invoice.zoho.com/gnh.ma”

Getting notified when customers pay you online:

Over and above updating the invoice balances, we can also notify you when your customers pay you online.  Just select the “Notify me on online payments” option in the payment gateway settings page to receive the notification.

Sending payment thank-you to customers:

We can also send payment acknowledgement mails to your customers when they pay you online.  Just select the “Send acknowledgement to customers” option in the payment gateway settings page to send the thank-you mails.

What next?

We definitely have plans to add support for more payment gateways.  If you want us to add support for any specific payment gateway, let us know.  Based on the number of requests, we can prioritize and add support for it.

You can try out this feature by signing into Zoho Invoice now. We would definitely like to hear your comments and don’t forget to drop us a note when you enjoy using this feature.

Regards
Siva

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  1. purnima

    Dear CustomerWe weren’t able to find a solution to address your request. Even we checked the Google Checkout’s help and forum to know more on this. Having said that, we’ve posted a forum (under integration troubleshooting topic) asking the Google Checkout team to give us a clear information on what the customer has to specify if they use their merchant gateway via integrated services like Zoho Invoice (http://www.google.com/support/….We will be glad to update you once we get the response from the Google team.Regards
    Purnima – Zoho Invoice Team

  2. purnima

    Dear CustomerWe weren’t able to find a solution to address your request. Even we checked the Google Checkout’s help and forum to know more on this. Having said that, we’ve posted a forum (under integration troubleshooting topic) asking the Google Checkout team to give us a clear information on what the customer has to specify if they use their merchant gateway via integrated services like Zoho Invoice (http://www.google.com/support/….We will be glad to update you once we get the response from the Google team.Regards
    Purnima – Zoho Invoice Team

  3. T

    Hi, I received the following from the ever so helpful google people:———During a recent review, we found that your Google Payments public business URL “www.********.com” doesn’t appear to match the website you’re using for Checkout transactions. To process transactions through Google, you must specify the website where your transactions take place as the Public Business URL in your account. Your account will be reviewed after five business days. If the requested edits haven’t been made, your account will be suspended———I used the address of my website, should it be “zoho.com“, or “zoho.com/invoice“?Thanks!

  4. T

    Hi, I received the following from the ever so helpful google people:———During a recent review, we found that your Google Payments public business URL “www.********.com” doesn’t appear to match the website you’re using for Checkout transactions. To process transactions through Google, you must specify the website where your transactions take place as the Public Business URL in your account. Your account will be reviewed after five business days. If the requested edits haven’t been made, your account will be suspended———I used the address of my website, should it be “zoho.com“, or “zoho.com/invoice“?Thanks!

  5. purnima

    @christopher.lckZoho Invoice and Google Checkout are integrated in such a way that the Google Checkout payments received for invoices (sent out via Zoho Invoice) can be tracked in Zoho Invoice. The invoices sent from Google Checkout does not have any role in this integration. Let me explain you how Google Checkout – Zoho Invoice Integration works:You have to first configure Google Checkout Merchant Key and Merchant ID in Zoho Invoice settings. And then while raising invoices, ensure that you have checked the Google Checkout option under Online Payment Options. Once you are done with the invoice, you can check for the Google Checkout payment link in the mail content while sending it.Now when your customer clicks that payment link, they will be taken to the Google Checkout’s payment page. In that page, they will do the payment. Once they are done with the payment, an order will be placed in your Google checkout account. When you click the Charge button for that particular order, Google checkout will send a payment notification to Zoho Invoice (https://invoice.zoho.com/gnh.m… ). Based on that notification we will update the corresponding Invoice in Zoho Invoice to reflect the payment. Processing the payment from your customer’s account and transferring that to your account is completely handled by Google Checkout.Hope this helps you.Regards
    Purnima – Zoho Invoice Team

  6. purnima

    @christopher.lckZoho Invoice and Google Checkout are integrated in such a way that the Google Checkout payments received for invoices (sent out via Zoho Invoice) can be tracked in Zoho Invoice. The invoices sent from Google Checkout does not have any role in this integration. Let me explain you how Google Checkout – Zoho Invoice Integration works:You have to first configure Google Checkout Merchant Key and Merchant ID in Zoho Invoice settings. And then while raising invoices, ensure that you have checked the Google Checkout option under Online Payment Options. Once you are done with the invoice, you can check for the Google Checkout payment link in the mail content while sending it.Now when your customer clicks that payment link, they will be taken to the Google Checkout’s payment page. In that page, they will do the payment. Once they are done with the payment, an order will be placed in your Google checkout account. When you click the Charge button for that particular order, Google checkout will send a payment notification to Zoho Invoice (https://invoice.zoho.com/gnh.m… ). Based on that notification we will update the corresponding Invoice in Zoho Invoice to reflect the payment. Processing the payment from your customer’s account and transferring that to your account is completely handled by Google Checkout.Hope this helps you.Regards
    Purnima – Zoho Invoice Team

  7. christopher.lck

    sorry to be thick. how do you actually send the google checkout request / accept funds? i can create invoice in zoho / send by email. i can send a google checkout invoice independently.

  8. christopher.lck

    sorry to be thick. how do you actually send the google checkout request / accept funds? i can create invoice in zoho / send by email. i can send a google checkout invoice independently.

  9. techuth

    Thanks for this idea. I want you to post more sources for payment.

  10. techuth

    Thanks for this idea. I want you to post more sources for payment.

  11. Sivaramakrishnan Iswaran

    @tech newsWe already have support for accepting payments via PayPal.Regards
    Siva

  12. Sivaramakrishnan Iswaran

    @tech newsWe already have support for accepting payments via PayPal.Regards
    Siva

  13. tech news

    Google checkout is great but still paypal has more advantage like they are accepting payment from 55 countries and google only from two.

  14. tech news

    Google checkout is great but still paypal has more advantage like they are accepting payment from 55 countries and google only from two.

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  19. Dreamzz..

    @Chris :Sign-in box is an iframe embedded in the http://www.zoho.com, which uses “https://”. (One case, the iframe won’t show up is when you are signed-in already ..)Could you please try accessing https://accounts.zoho.com directly. ?

  20. Dreamzz..

    @Chris :Sign-in box is an iframe embedded in the http://www.zoho.com, which uses “https://”. (One case, the iframe won’t show up is when you are signed-in already ..)Could you please try accessing https://accounts.zoho.com directly. ?

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  23. Chris

    Hi there,
    how come I cannot access http://www.zoho.com?
    I can see your website but I cannot see the sign on . I cannot see my public zoho show and public zoho creator eigther.
    you have problem with iframe?
    I am using google docs. with google docs i have no problem with iframe. i can see my docs no problem.thank you.

  24. Chris

    Hi there,
    how come I cannot access http://www.zoho.com?
    I can see your website but I cannot see the sign on . I cannot see my public zoho show and public zoho creator eigther.
    you have problem with iframe?
    I am using google docs. with google docs i have no problem with iframe. i can see my docs no problem.thank you.