Google is expanding the same-day shipping program it launched in March 2013 in the San Francisco area. Google Shopping Express is now available in New York, starting with Manhattan, and parts of Los Angeles (Culver City, Inglewood, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West Los Angeles, and Westwood).
Retailers participating in Los Angeles and New York so far include Costco, L’Occitane, Staples, Target and Walgreens. The program will expand further in each market to include greater delivery areas (Brooklyn and Queens in New York and Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and more of Los Angeles) within the next few months.
Orders will be picked up from retail stores by Google employees and delivered within hours of purchase for a flat fee of $4.99. As in its initial San Francisco launch, Google is offering six months of free deliveries for new customers.