Google’s same-day delivery service is pretty neat, and now it can offer up even more goods to your doorstep in a jiffy. The company has added grocery delivery to their list of things they’re willing to deliver the same day you buy it.
Perishable goods are obviously a delicate matter when it comes to storing and shipping them. Google doesn’t have a warehouse of dusty old apples that might taste more like burnt oatmeal, for instance. Instead, they partner with local grocery stores to shop for the goods as fresh as they can get them, and deliver them to your doorstep well before anything can go bad (they sit in a cooler en route to your door, just to be safe).
Grocery delivery will begin in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with stores like Whole Foods and Costco being the source of your food. Here are some of the other details you might want to know about:
- There’s a $5 starting cost for grocery deliveries which may increase depending on the size of your order and the speed of the delivery.
- Google Express members ($95 subscription) only pay $3 for deliveries
- There’s a minimum order amount of $35, so try to have a sizable cart.
You can learn more from Google’s FAQ right here. Those who are in the supported areas and want to check it out need only head to Google’s Shopping Express site to get started. Otherwise, you can sign up to be notified right here once (or if) Google expands to your area.
[via The Verge]