Google have been testing a same day delivery service which would mean that consumers buying online would get their products the same day as they bought them.
Google same day delivery service kicks off in small scale
At the moment this service is said to be testing in San Francisco from a national apparel chain. If Google go with the same day service they would be in competition with Walmart, Amazon and eBay. All of these are also looking into the possibility of same day shipping.
Google have not made the service known but according to the New York Times Bits Blog, Google will not operate a shipping service or warehouses. Instead they will team up with retailers along with delivery companies.
Delivery on the same day has been something that online retailers have only dreamed about as it does away with one of the biggest disadvantages, being able to deliver a product on the same day as someone buying it.
Google were thought to be working on a next day delivery service last year, which would be in competition to the Prime features of Amazon.
It will be interesting to see if Google can apply this to their own products, in particular the upcoming LG Nexus 4 which was supposed to launch today. We’ve seen Apple take pre-orders for the iPhone 5 in the same week it launched, and then shipped to customers as early as the week after. If Google can do same day delivery for the LG Nexus 4, it will certainly be a big step up given that Android devices are usually launched anywhere from weeks to months before you can actually get your hands on one.