It’s no secret that Google has turned their attention to grabbing their fair share of the consumer market. From Super Bowl ads to a refreshed push of our beloved Chromebooks, the search giant is pulling out all the stops to become the go-to for anything and everything in the home, around the office and beyond.
The latest step in the process looks to go head-to-head with the likes of Alexa in the arena of online shopping. Starting today, you can now place orders via your Google Home with over 50 retailers and have your items at your doorstep as quickly as the same day in some markets.
The service, which is directly tied to Google Express, will allow you to place orders using the Google Assistant and gives you access to stores like Costco, Bed, Bath and Beyond, PetSmart, Walgreens and more.
Google is advertising the service to be free-of-charge until April 30, 2017. According to the Google Express homepage this includes free shipping at all stores. What the service will cost after that remains to be seen. But, Google is promising to continue upgrading and enhancing the experience over time.
For a full list of retailers check out the Google Express support page.
To get started, open your Google Home app and navigate to more settings>payments to setup default payment and delivery address. From there, simply say “Ok Google, How do I shop?” or “Ok Google, Order an Acer Chromebook 14.” If, in fact, you are in need of a new Chromebook that is.
You can check out all the details at the Google Express homepage.