12 PM | 18 Feb

Google can now deliver fresh groceries


Grocery delivery services are becoming commonplace, and now Google’s getting into the game too.

Remember Google Express? There hadn’t been much news on the delivery service recently, but it will now be taking on groceries, including shipping perishable items in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Current partners include Costco, Whole Foods, Vincente Foods and Smart & Final. Deliveries via Express will cost $4.99, or $2.99 if you’re a subscriber, and deliveries are made within 2-hour windows.

It might be something of an uphill battle against Amazon’s Fresh grocery service though; the latter has an established marketplace presence in places like California, Seattle, Philadelphia and New York, and also offers 1-hour delivery in many instances.

Google has some catching up to do; we’ll see how its services expand as more customers turn to shopping online than visiting their local grocery store.

To read more http://thenextweb.com/google/2016/02/17/google-can-now-deliver-fresh-groceries/#gref