Quick Note: "Google Shopping Express" to Compete with Amazon Prime
March 5, 2013 12:09 PM
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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,
, 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.
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3/5/2013 1:53:27 PM
Perhaps you should read my comment. I am not looking at this through the confined perspective of the article. I like to look at the big picture.
Amazon forked off Android with it's Kindle Fire and since then Google vs Amazon has been happening. Maybe even a bit before.
This is the latest in that back and forth. So, based off of what I know so far, that is why I am asking for someone familiar to elaborate because of all the Google rivalries that seem to be cropping up, Amazon vs Google is even more dumb that Samsung vs Google.
It's a serious question about a broader topic the article is based off of. Not a troll.
3/5/2013 1:55:31 PM
Sorry for double post... also, I should have labelled it Google vs Samsung as Samsung has never (to my knowledge) actively worked against Google, although they have all the reason to since Google's anti-Samsung meeting.
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