Friday, October 17, 2014
Google takes aim at Amazon Prime with new delivery service
Google is launching $95-a-year Google Express subscription for deliveries from the likes of Costco, Whole Foods, Target, Toys R Us and more, aiming to take a bite out of Amazon’s retail delivery business.
The $10-per-month service offers same-day deliveries from a wide range of shops, closely modeling $99 Amazon Prime.
To take advantage of the Google Express subscription, consumers visit a Google website and select what they want from which stores. Orders must be $15 or more before taxes or consumers are charged a $3 shipping fee.
The service is available in Chicago, Boston and Washington in addition to New York and the Bay Area, where overnight and alcohol deliveries are also available. In Los Angeles, service is limited to the Westside.
Other Google Express benefits include being able to select delivery windows and sharing the membership with a family member.
For more of the Los Angeles Times story: www.latimes.com
More Techwire stories
Singapore firm opens e-commerce logistics hub
Samsung Heavy scores $620M LNG ship carrier deal
Singapore center to research the sustainable flow of trade
Check out the Maersk Matz, the largest ship in the world