Google’s Same-Day Delivery Service Google Express Launches in Boston, Chicago, DC

October 15, 2014

6:00 pm

On Monday, Google announced the launch of Google Express – its same-day delivery service – in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Already available in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, the expansion into three more major metropolitan areas gives access to 7 million more people.

Google Express allows consumers to purchase items from a list of vendors within a given area and have those items delivered to their door in the same day. Originally called “Google Shopping Express”, the company decided to shorten the name after recognizing that consumers simply referred to it as “Google Express”.

For those living in Boston, Chicago, or D.C., you can use join the service and receive three free months of membership. After your initial three months, membership to Google Express costs $95 per year or $10 per month. Or you can choose to pay as you go, at $4.99 per eligible order. Additionally, according to Google’s blog post, new Google Express members receive: 1) free same-day or overnight delivery on eligible orders over $15; 2) first dibs on delivery windows, and 3) shared membership with a household member.

Keep in mind that while the service has launched in these cities, it’s not guaranteed that you live in an area where the deliveries can be made. You’ll be asked for your zip code once you reach the Google Express page, so it’s easy to find out.

In addition to announcing the launch of Google Express in these three cities, the company also announced that it has added 16 total new merchants including national brands like 1-800-Flowers, Barnes & Noble, Nine West, PetSmart, Vitamin Shoppe and Sports Authority; Paragon Sports in NYC; Vicente Foods in L.A.; Stop & Shop in Boston; Giant Food in D.C.; and Lux Roses, TigerDirect, Treasure Island Foods and Wrigleyville Sports in Chicago. They also announced that Google Express members in the Bay area can now order alcohol through the service.

Check out Google Express today

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things.

Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in ‘Doctor Who’, Murakami, ‘The Mindy Project’, and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a “writer”. Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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