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Google Expands Same-Day Delivery

Google announced on Monday that it is expanding Google Shopping Express, its same-day product delivery service, to Manhattan and West Los Angeles. So far, it has only been available in the Bay Area and the Peninsula & San Jose area.

“Suddenly realize that you’re designated snack mom tomorrow and don’t have time to run to the store?” writes Jenna Owens, General Manager of Operations of Google Shopping Express. “Or need to bring a new board game to this week’s game night but would rather avoid traffic altogether? Whether you’re in need of some pretzels or a game of Monopoly, Google Shopping Express offers convenient same-day delivery from some of your favorite local stores, delivered to your door in a matter of hours.”

“With Google Shopping Express, there are no surcharges or mark-ups, products cost exactly what they would in-store,” she writes. “You can also take advantage of in-store discounts and accrue loyalty points by providing your store rewards card information.”

Consumers in Culver City, Inglewood, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West Los Angeles, and Westwood can use Google Shopping Express with stores like Costco, Guitar Center, L’Occitane, Smart & Final, Staples, Target, Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us, and Walgreens. Manhattan users can shop with Babies“R”Us, Costco, Fairway Market, L’Occitane, Staples, Target, and Walgreens.

Google says it will be adding other parts of LA (Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and West Hollywood) as well as Queens and Brooklyn in the coming months. The company is also looking to add more national and local merchants.

Google is giving users six months of free, unlimited deliveries for a limited time. The offer expires at the end of June.

Last week, Google put out an infographic showing what San Francisco area shoppers have been using the service for the most.

Amazon is also expanding its same-day delivery service. More on that here.

Images via Google

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