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Google is trying to catch up with Amazon in same-day delivery service

It was just last week that we saw Amazon Expand its “Local Express Delivery” service to two more cities, bringing the grand total to 12 cities across the United States. Local Express Delivery will get you same-day delivery if you order before a certain time (i.e., the cutoff in Seattle, WA is 12:15pm) and if you pay an additional fee ($5.99 per shipment for Prime Members).
 
Not to be outdone, Google today announced that it is expanding its Google Shopping Express service to customers living in West Los Angeles and Manhattan. Even when adding in the San Francisco Bay Area, which Google initiated the service with last year, Google Shopping Express doesn’t reach nearly as many people as Amazon does with Local Express Delivery. And both services leave out large swatches of the American populous.
 
And while the goods that Amazon offers come from its own warehouses, Google has a number of retail partners from which you can shop from through the Google Shopping Express portal. Some of these partners include Costco, Staples, Target, Walgreens, Whole Foods, and REI.

 
In order to entice customers to use the service, Google offers a six-month free trial of unlimited deliveries (Google will start charging you after the 6-month period, but you can cancel anytime during the trial period). Google is also giving first-time users a $10 credit for their first purchase through Google Shopping Express.

Source: Google





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