Google Express launches delivery service in Washington

Google Express adds eleven states to a service they launched in 2013. KING 5's tech reporter Brian M. Westbrook has details and a look at how the service compares to the competition.

Move over, Amazon. There's a new delivery game in town.

Google Express has launched their own delivery service in Amazon's own backyard.

As of October 25, customers can order items from multiple stores and get them delivered right to their door.

Launched in the Bay Area in 2013, the service provides same, next, and 2-day delivery in some markets. For now, only same and second-day service are offered in Washington.

With the expansion, the service now reaches 70 million people. An estimated 90 percent of the country is now covered.

Washington joins Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennesse in the latest expansion round.

In a release, Google Express' Brian Elliott mentioned the company's goal. "Making it easy for millions in the Seattle area and the entire state of Washington to get things they need from stores they love - delivered fast," the product's general manager said.

Familiar stores featured in Google's service include REI, Walgreen's, PetSmart, and Costco. Amazon, meanwhile, delivers products from their own warehouses as well as partners.

Google Express costs $4.99 per delivery, or for those using it more, $95 per year. Orders not reaching certain minimums will have a $3 tacked on.  You'll  need a free Google Wallet account to use Google's delivery option.

Amazon charges $99 a year for Prime, or $10.99 a month.  

To check out Google Express, download the free app from the Apple's App Store or Google Play Store for Android devices.
 

KING


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