Just in time for the busy holiday season, Google Express delivery service has launched across Tennessee. The program’s start in the state is part of a multi-state expansion effort to rival not only Amazon, but also some of the smaller companies that have recently started delivering basic household items like food, toiletries, and other groceries.
As for what to expect in Tennessee specifically, there are eleven merchants already signed up for the online marketplace, including Kohl’s, Walgreens, Payless ShoeSource, Whole Foods Market, PetSmart, Sur La Table, L’Occitane, Guitar Center, Fry’s and Costco. Nationwide, though, Google Express already lays claim to dozens of merchant partners that go far beyond this list, so expect other retailers to be added sometime in the not-so-distant-future.
Google Express allows shoppers to select products through its website or mobile app, searched by category, specific product or retailer. The stores set the prices, then what you select is delivered either the next day or the day after that, working with delivery services such as UPS, FedEx, OnTrac, Lasership or Dynamex.
While same-day delivery is an option in other cities, it’s not in the works for Tennessee right now. A Google Express membership costs $95 per year or $10 per month, plus there’s also a pay-as-you go option for certain orders.