Google Express is an online shopping service that is owned and operated by Google. Google Express allows users to make purchases from Google’s own store and other stores including Costco, Target, Best Buy, Overstock, Boxed, and many others.
Users are able to purchase a wide variety of products from Google Express including electronics, gardening supplies, beauty products, home improvement tools, household supplies, outdoor equipment, groceries, apparel and more. Each department has an array of stores to purchase from.
Unlike Amazon’s grocery services, Google Express doesn’t require a monthly or yearly subscription fee to use the service. However unlike Amazon’s grocery services, Google Express doesn’t have a flat rate that the user must spend to get free shipping.
Free shipping with Google Express is contingent to the store you are purchasing from. Most stores will have free shipping for orders exceeding $35 but that isn’t always the case. To get free shipping with Costco via Google Express, one must spend $75 while free shipping from Target is offered with any order costing $15 or more.
If you don’t meet the minimum cost for free shipping then a shipping fee will be tacked onto the order costing around $5.99. Google Express delivers orders within 1 to 3 days depending on where the user lives and which store they made a purchase from. Sales tax is included on orders depending on the State the order is delivered to.
How Does It Work?
First, you must log in to Google Express with a Gmail account. If you don’t have a Gmail account then you must make one in order to make purchases from Google Express. Google Express can be accessed from their website or their app. The Google Express app is available on the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android
Once you are logged in you will be brought to the home screen which will show current sales and promotions. Google Express will have already customized a part of your home screen based on your Google search activity.
After adding an item you’d like to purchase proceed to your cart. Once you’re in your cart you may be reminded how much more you need to spend in order to receive free shipping. Click checkout and finalize your order with payment method and shipping details.
Google Express is an excellent online shopping service that requires zero monthly subscription to experience its full benefits. Whether you’re looking for groceries, apparel, or something you don’t need, Google Express has all the options you’re looking for.
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