Google Express Ready to Compete with Amazon
Earlier this week, Google Express, formerly known as “Google Shopping Express,” announced it has expanded into three new cities, including Chicago, Boston and Washington, D.C. The program is a subscription shopping service that offers same-day and next-day deliveries.
The cost for the service is $10 per month of $95 per year, and it’s hoping to take a big bite out of the market share currently owned by Amazon Prime, which offers free two-day delivery for most of their products.
Some of the big-name brands that have climbed aboard the Google Express include Costco, Target, Walgreen, Toys R Us, Walgreens and Office Depot. But they’ve also recently added another 16 companies, including PetSmart, Sports Authority, 1-800-Flowers and fellow Amazon foe Barnes & Noble.
Google Express’ same-day delivery service now reaches over 7 million people across the United States, and nearly 12 million people can get next day serice.
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