- June 1, 2016

Google Will Now Bring You Toys, Gadgets, and Whole Foods in Austin

It looks like Favor and Amazon have some new competition to see who can get products to busy professionals or lazy people who don’t like to put on pants, as Google Express has officially launched in Austin.

This recent expansion brings their overnight and 2-day services to Texas and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Other markets have 2-hour and same day delivery, so here’s hoping Austin gets bumped up on the delivery options if the service proves to be popular here.

The service is offering free delivery on eligible orders for six months if you sign up for a free trial by July 1st. After that, customers can receive free delivery by signing up for an annual membership that costs $95 or by paying a per-store fee starting at $4.99 per eligible order. Store minimums apply for both members and non-members, and if those minimums aren’t met a $3 fee is added.

A quick search on their site shows the stores that Austin customers can currently order from that include Costco, Fry’s, buybuy Baby, Toy “R” Us/Babies “R” Us, Treasure Island Foods, Walgreens, and Whole Foods Market.

The Google Express app is available through iTunes and the Google Play store.