Look out, Amazon Prime: Google is coming for you. Google recently announced a program it’s working on called Google Shopping Express, with the main selling point being same-day delivery. That means you could order a new frying pan from Walmart.com on your lunch hour and have it delivered in time to use it for dinner that night. Rumor has it that the service will cost 64 to 69 dollars per year. That’s 10 to 15 bucks less than Amazon Prime. But … unlike Amazon, Google isn’t going to sell the stuff you buy. Instead, it would coordinate the delivery from brick and mortar stores like Walmart, Target and Walgreens. Google Shopping Express will join Google Wallet and Google Shopping – Google’s suite of connected shopping tools. Will same day shipping change the way you shop? Why stop at the store on your way home, when you can order something online at lunch and have it sitting on your doorstep when you get there?
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.