Google to test local same day delivery service

Amazon is trying it, and so are are Walmart and the US Postal Service– and now, Google is entering the same-day delivery market, at least on a limited, trial basis:

Today we’re starting a new experiment, Google Shopping Express. It’s a local delivery service that we hope will make it possible for you to get the items you order online the same day, and at a low cost. It’s incredibly early days and so the service is only available to a small number of people in the Bay Area.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (in the city of San Francisco, and the Peninsula from San Mateo to San Jose) and would like to help test this new initiative, please sign up here. We’re still working out our long-term pricing plan but early testers will get six months of free, unlimited same-day delivery. The pilot will expand as we work out the kinks, so please stay tuned.

Initially the service will deliver orders from Target, Walgreens, Staples, American Eagle and Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us, along with a few local merchants.

Calling all SF Bay Area residents: help test our new local, same-day delivery service | Google Commerce.