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Google launches delivery service

Google is doing a trial-run for yet another one of their ever expanding list of services. This time, it's a same day delivery service.

Google always seems to be willing to try something new and innovative, and this time, it’s a delivery service. The Google Shopping Express service, which was unveiled today, is an attempt to create a same-day delivery service for a multitude of retailers.

It’s in its infancy, and thus limited to the San Francisco bay area in order to do a trial run without overcomitting to the project, and while retaining a small enough size to adjust it easily for various problems Google may encounter.


This nice looking chap might show up on your doorstep soon


Google is partnering up with a number of major retailers, including Toys’R’Us, Target, Staples and Walgreens for the service, and is offering six months of free delivery to early testers. A long term pricing plan has yet to be determined.


Unfortunately, even if you happen to live in the bay area, the service will only be available to a “small number of people”, so you might not get to try it. But Google’s Shopping Express site is taking signups, so head over there if you’re qualified.

David F.
A grad student in experimental physics, David is fascinated by science, space and technology. When not buried in lecture books, he enjoys movies, gaming and mountainbiking

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