There are also third party companies retailers can partner with, such as Instacart, Shipt and Google Shopping Express
To solve "the last mile," retailers can leverage third-party providers such as Instacart and Google Shopping Express
(and soon, more than likely, Uber) to provide either one-hour or two-hour delivery or scheduled delivery with virtually no additional infrastructure cost to the retailer.
The article did not list new cities may get Google Shopping Express, the push to build out the service puts Google in direct competition with Amazon.
Amazon maintains fulfillment centers across the country, Google Shopping Express partners with retailers to deliver products from local brick and mortar stores to the consumer.
Meanwhile, Google last year introduced Google Shopping Express
, which allows customers to shop online from several select retailers and have the items delivered the day they are ordered.
area to try Google Shopping Express
, a pilot project for same-day delivery launched last year in the San Francisco area.
The company has recently begun Google Shopping Express
in San Francisco and San Jose, which is going to directly challenge Amazon's Prime Air Project, the BBC reports.
Google Shopping Express
promises same- and next-day delivery of items shoppers order from such retailers as Target Corp.
The company is calling the programme 'a new experiment', and named it the Google Shopping Express