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It's expected to be $10-$15 cheaper than Amazon Prime

Google is creating its own Amazon Prime-like service that is expected to be cheaper and offers same-day delivery.

Google's new service is called "Google Shopping Express," and will cost around $64-$69 a year -- which is $10-$15 cheaper than Amazon Prime's annual membership fee of $79.

Google Shopping Express will also have a same-day shipping option, like Amazon Prime. But same-day delivery for Google's new service will come from brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart, Target, Safeway and Walgreens.

Amazon is a competitor to brick-and-mortars, and a war broke out between the two when brick-and-mortar stores said it was unfair for online-only Amazon to skip on sales tax collection in certain states -- which allowed Amazon to offer better prices. While Amazon has started collecting taxes in some states, brick-and-mortars could also get a boost by partnering with Google in its new service.

This new venture is likely a result of Google's two recent acquisitions: BufferBox and Channel Intelligence. With BufferBox, Google can use the delivery lockers for easier shipment and Channel Intelligence's data-management platform could help keep sales and deliveries organized.

There's no word on when this service will launch.

Source: TechCrunch

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RE: Hmm..
By Nortel on 3/5/2013 1:44:50 PM , Rating: -1
TL;DR, Google is now copying Amazon Prime just like like how Google copied Apple products. What does Google have to copy to upset the Dailytech Google fanboy club?

RE: Hmm..
By Newspapercrane on 3/5/2013 1:54:07 PM , Rating: 3
Man, it's like when Cocoa Pebbles copied Cocoa Krispies! This injustice creating competition of similar products cannot stand! Every company MUST have a monopoly and NO ONE ELSE can create a similar product without facing a lawsuit!

RE: Hmm..
By NellyFromMA on 3/5/13, Rating: 0
RE: Hmm..
By Rukkian on 3/5/13, Rating: 0
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007

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