SAN FRANCISCO—Google launched a test of its Google Service Express same-day shipping program with a group of major retailers in the San Francisco area this week. Target, American Eagle Outfitters, Toys R Us and Walgreens were among the retailers involved in the test run, which gives online shoppers six months of free delivery service scheduled within hours of the order.
In a post on the Google Commerce blog, Google Shopping Express product management director Tom Fallows explained the service to a limited number of consumers involved in the test. “As a tester, you will be able to shop online, in a single place, from retailers such as Target, Walgreens, Staples, American Eagle and Toys R Us/Babies R Us—along with locally distinct shops such as San Francisco’s Blue Bottle Coffee, and the Bay Area’s Palo Alto Toy & Sport and Raley’s Nob Hill Foods, and get your items delivered that same day.”
Those testers are trying the service for free. The pricing for the service is still being worked out, Fallows wrote, but said the plan was for it to be “low-cost.”
Google is still looking for new San Francisco retailers to join the service.