Political contributions for federal candidates
Start accepting political contributions in just minutes with Google Checkout. Learn more.
Google Checkout for Political Contributions is a fast, convenient contribution process that helps you attract more supporters and increase online giving to your campaign or Political Action Committee (PAC) – and you can use it to securely process contributions by charging credit or debit cards.
- Increase contributions to your campaign or
With a streamlined checkout process designed to support the specialized requirements of political contributions, Google makes it easy for your supporters to make online contributions to your campaign or PAC using their Google Wallet.
- Extend the reach of your fundraising
Google allows your supporters to embed contribution buttons on their websites, blogs, and social network profiles.
- Collect the required information for political
Google allows you to seamlessly capture supporters' occupation and employer information and display a custom contribution policy message within the checkout process.
- Competitive transaction processing rates
Google Checkout's tiered pricing structure offers rates as low as 1.9% + $0.30 per transaction, with no monthly, setup or gateway fees. Learn more
How it works
||Sign up for Google Checkout
Sign up for a Google Checkout merchant account. You will be asked for basic information about your campaign or PAC including name, website, and contact information.
||Identify yourself as a Political Campaign or Political Action Committee
Go to the settings tab in your account and identify your primary product type as either "Political Organizations (federal candidate)" or "Political Organizations (political action committee)." Email a copy of your FEC Form 2 Statement of Candidacy or FEC Form 1 Statement of Organization along with a cover letter including your Treasurer's name, signature, and Google Checkout merchant ID to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax a copy of your form and cover letter to 1-888-231-5873.
Once you've completed the previous step, you'll notice an option for Google Wallet "Political contribution buttons" appear under the Tools tab in your account. Place contribution buttons on your website and then process the contributions you receive at https://checkout.google.com/sell.