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Google launches Google Shopping Express

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 16:11

Washington: Google has launched a new service, calling for San Francisco Bay Area residents to sign up for six months of free, unlimited same-day delivery of purchases from national and local retailers.

The company is calling the programme `a new experiment`, and named it the Google Shopping Express.

According to Fox News, users can browse in an online storefront and then select a delivery window for a `Google courier partner` to arrive at their home later that day.

Google`s same-day delivery is looked at as a sort of holy grail for online retail, since it can bring near-instant gratification to shoppers, the report said.

Users who sign up for Shopping Express are told they may be selected through a gradual rollout `over the coming months`.

Participating retailers include national brands like Target and Walgreens and local brands like Blue Bottle Coffee and Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, the report added.

First Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 13:46
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