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Google Checkout culled

Discussion in 'iVapour UK' started by Toby, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. Toby

    Toby Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2008
    York UK
    Hey Frog - this probably hurts more -

    After less than 3 weeks in business our Google Checkout has been culled.

    It obviously took some time to install and configure in the website.
    And you have to buy a SSL server subscription to enable it.

    Well, I would apologise on behalf of Google, but they can do that themselves!

    - Unacceptable product category: Tobacco and Cigarettes

    "Google does not allow the sale of e-cigarettes or any other merchandise
    which containing nicotine or other related products. As a result, your
    account has been suspended. You may not process any orders at this time.
    If applicable, any pending orders in your account have been canceled."

    "But we do not sell tobacco or cigarettes!
    Are you saying that it is not allowed to sell Nicorette type products using Google Checkout either?
    We are selling an alternative to cigarettes - we are trying to save lives....
    Can you forward this issue to one of your superiors or policy makers?"

    "We understand that you are selling e-cigarettes, an alternate for tobacco.
    However, please note that due to business considerations, at this point in
    time, our policies do not allow the sale of such products through Google

    When we develop our programme policies, we focus on providing a positive
    user experience while adhering to various legal considerations. Our goal
    is to create fair, consistent and adaptable policies.

    In addition, we review and update our policies regularly to ensure their
    effectiveness. I would surely escalate your suggestions to our policy
    specialists, which they will take into consideration as we continue
    enhancing our programme in the future."

    My a**e!!!

    I know this is a whinge - but it is also a warning.....

    We do still have PayPal.....

    All the best,
  2. frogbmth

    frogbmth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2009
    Dorset, UK
    That sucks. It appears that Google are shutting out anything e-cig related. Lets hope PayPal dont follow suit - I heard fleabay pull auctions all the time. Not cool. Andy
  3. Ludo

    Ludo Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 27, 2008
    Paypal will freeze your account if they find out you are selling ecigs.
  4. frogbmth

    frogbmth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2009
    Dorset, UK
    Is this why the American and Dutch shops dont link to PayPal?
  5. Ludo

    Ludo Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 27, 2008
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