Google Pay to add more shopping features

Google plans to add more shopping features to its Google Pay payment app as part of a major overhaul. The goal is to turn Google Pay into a “one-stop portal for commerce,” The Information reported, citing two people familiar with the plans. The redesigned Google Pay will have branded buttons from merchants, letting customers place orders or pay for services inside the payment app. Google is working on plans to get gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants and delivery companies on board with the platform, per the publication’s report. Many of the functions already are available in Tez, Google’s version of the payment app in India. Tez offers a variety of services within the app, including ride hailing and food ordering. Read more…