Earlier this week, Google Express, formerly known as “Google Shopping Express,” announced it has expanded into three new cities, including Chicago, Boston and Washington, D.C. The program is a subscription shopping service that offers same-day and next-day deliveries.
The cost for the service is $10 per month of $95 per year, and it’s hoping to take a big bite out of the market share currently owned by Amazon Prime, which offers free two-day delivery for most of their products.
Some of the big-name brands that have climbed aboard the Google Express include Costco, Target, Walgreen, Toys R Us, Walgreens and Office Depot. But they’ve also recently added another 16 companies, including PetSmart, Sports Authority, 1-800-Flowers and fellow Amazon foe Barnes & Noble.
Google Express’ same-day delivery service now reaches over 7 million people across the United States, and nearly 12 million people can get next day serice.