Google has expanded the Google Wallet Merchant registration support to eight new countries, in turn allowing the app developers in these markets to list paid apps in Google Play. Google Wallet Merchant registration is a necessity for selling paid apps via Google Play. Even after the latest expansion, the merchant registration is only available in a total of 45 countries around the world right now.
Today, Google opened Google Play merchant registration for eight new territories. Developers residing in Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam can now apply for a merchant account with Google Play, which will allow them to collect money for paid apps in local their local currency. Prior to this change, developers in these regions were able to publish free software to Google Play, but weren’t allowed to offer paid versions of their apps. Today’s new expansion brings the number of Google Play merchant supported countries to 45.