Google Express Will Bring Groceries Right to Your Door
The two-day delivery service is now available to more than 70 million customers.
Don’t drive to Costco for your bulk essentials, have Google bring them to your doorstep. Today the tech company announced an expansion of Google Express, its two-day delivery service, across the East Coast.
Though the Amazon Prime-rival has been available to customers on the West Coast and in the Midwest, this is its biggest expansion since its 2013 launch. Starting Wednesday, September 28, residents of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont will be able to get products from select stores with two-day shipping.
East Coast shoppers will be able to purchase items available in Costco (though you’ll still need a membership), Kohl’s, Petsmart, Sur La Table, Ulta Beauty, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop (or Giant Food, depending on the city), and more. All you have to do is fill your cart on google.com/express, choose a delivery date, make a payment, and Google will arrange a delivery for you.
To receive unlimited free two-day shipping for a year, you can purchase a Google Express membership for a one-time fee of $95 (or $10 a month). But if you’re really in need of paper towels, pet food, or eyeliner and don’t want to make the trip to the multiple stores, you won’t have to fork over the membership fee—you can opt for its pay-as-you-go model, starting at $5 per order for two-day shipping.