Google Shopping Express Same-Day Delivery Service Comes To Manhattan And LA
The same applies to the San Francisco Bay area, where Google first tested its local delivery service last year. Now it's being expanded into two more major locations, one each on separate ends of the continental coasts.
"With Google Shopping Express, there’s no need to schlep around town in a cab or sit in traffic while carrying home clunky, heavy items. All you have to do is browse products from many of your favorite local stores at google.com/express, select a delivery window that works for you, and receive your order later that day," Google explains.
Alternately, you can place your order on a mobile device through Google's Android or iOS app -- it doesn't get much more convenient than that.
One of the neat things about this same-day delivery service is that there are no mark-ups. The products cost the same whether you have Google deliver it to you or you march out and pick it up yourself. Even in-store discounts apply to your order, as well as any loyalty or rewards points you might be accruing at a particular store.
The service itself is free for six months as the search giant continues to test and tweak its offering. At some point, it's likely to carry a subscription fee.