Manage paid orders and payments settings from the Google Play Developer
By Suzanne van Tienen, Product
Manager, Google Play
January 13, 2017
are simplifying and improving the merchant experience for
developers who have paid apps, in-app purchases, or
subscriptions based on the feedback we've heard from the
First, we're moving order management from the Google
Payments Center to the Google Play Developer Console and
adding some improved features. Second, payments settings
will now be accessible from the Developer Console in
addition to continuing to be available on
payments.google.com. The new features come with appropriate
access control settings so you can be sure users only have
access to the tools they need.
The new order management tab
in the Google Play Developer Console
You can perform the same
tasks in the Developer Console which you previously would
have performed in the Google Payments Center. We've also
made some improvements:
Bulk refunds: You can now select
multiple orders for simultaneous refund, instead of
issuing them individually.
Subscription cancellations: You can
now refund and revoke subscriptions directly from the
order management tab (without going to a separate UI).
Permissions: We've added a new user
access permission to the Developer Console called
"Manage orders". This permission will allow a user to
find orders, issue refunds, and cancel subscriptions.
Other features will be read-only for these users and
financial reports will be hidden (only users with "View
financial reports" can see financial data). Payments
settings are restricted to the account owner when
accessed from Developer Console.
Order management migration to the Developer Console
is now available in the Developer Console. Starting January
23, order management will cease being available in Payments
Center. User permissions are not automatically carried over
from the Payments Center so, as the account owner, you will
need to add all users who need access to refunds and any
other order management features to your Developer Console
account with the new 'Manage orders' permission by January
22 for them to have continued access.
Here's how you can add new users to your Developer Console
- Log on
and review all existing users.
Sign in to
your Developer Console
and add one or both of the following permissions for all
users that need access to Order Management in the
View financial reports: Gives the right to
access and view financial reports.
Manage orders: Gives the right to view and
refund orders but not to view aggregate financial
statistics or download sales & payout reports.
- Let your
users know about the new location for