Google Shopping Express

If you know my - you know I'm a Google Kool-Aid drinker.  Almost anything that this company that's employed me for 10+ years comes up with - I traditionally believe in.  (On a related topic - I should blog about my displeasure to date with Google Glass -- but that's not what this post is about)...

For the past few weeks, my wife and I have been testing the "Same Day Delivery" service Google just rolled out for NYC and LA.  For some background, our family lives in a doorman building in NYC and we have 2 children under the age of 5.  This means that for the past 5 years - we probably average 3 purchases a week from the likes of Diapers.com, Amazon, Soap.com, etc.. We've been loyal to these sties because of the convenience + we are always buying in bulk which traditionally means "free shipping." While there's a Target in NYC - we've been once in our car and it was more of an afternoon family activity then a cost savings effort (we'll always buy more than we need to in store).

So...now that Google is willing to pick-up these items from stores like Target, Costco, Fairway, Toys R Us, and more..... It's truly a no-brainer - especially for the first 6 months where Google is picking up the delivery tab.  It's like 2001 again with Kozmo and Urban Fetch - but this time with legitimate business justifcation.  (I'm happy to talk offline to folks who don't buy into this).

Anyway - if you live in LA or NYC - I think it's something you MUST sign-up for ASAP.  There's no downside.  Did you forget your daughter has a birthday party the next day and you forgot to pick up a gift?  No problem! I already signed up to be a Costco member solely out of the excitement... After a few orders - I'm a little more gun-shy because I forget we live in a Manhattan apartment that's extremely limited on space.

If you do try it -- Lemme know what you think!