Have you ever wanted to get a few things from Costco, but just didn’t have time to make the trip and wait in the checkout line? Well, if you live in San Francisco, West Los Angeles, or Manhattan, Google Shopping Express is there to help you out. They are now offering same day delivery from Costco as well as a whole host of other retailers for just $4.99 (per store). Unfortunately, Google is only doing same day delivery in those three areas right now, but they are looking to expand, so they could be coming to an area near you.
Google Shopping Express has an easy to use online shopping site with all of the stores and products available in a specific zip code listed. They’ve also got apps for Android and iOS for shopping convenience while you are on the go. As you might expect from the search giant, everything is easy to search for but also easy to just browse through by item type, store, or different categories. You can get everything from stuff for your baby to office supplies, clothing to electronics. You might never need to go to the store again. They even let you pick your own delivery window. And all for just $4.99 per store.
Google has been doing the same day delivery service in the San Francisco area for over a year now, but they just added delivery for West Los Angeles and Manhattan. For Google’s delivery West Los Angeles covers Culver City, Inglewood, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West Los Angeles, and Westwood. Right now, their East Coast program is confined to Manhattan, but I’ve read that they are planning to expand to the outer boroughs as well. The stores available to order from, as you might guess, varies by location. However, all three delivery areas include Costco. For some people it is really hard to get to Costco, or they just hate the lines and the parking lot, so this might be a great way of shopping there without actually being at the store.
I like to go to the store, sometimes, but I am a huge fan of grocery delivery. Here in London I have my groceries delivered and find it a great way to avoid the time-waster that a trip to the grocery store can so often turn into. Not to mention, I think I end up buying less junk when I order online than when I am actually at the store browsing in person. There’s just too much temptation to try different things or stray from a list if I’m there in person seeing all of the products. As an added benefit, the grocery delivery guy is the one that has to haul all of my groceries up the stairs to our flat.
So, if you live in one of the lucky areas where you can get same day delivery, you might want to check out how Google Shopping Express can help you get your Costco fix while avoiding the long weekend checkout lines!
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