Target expands Google Express offer nationwide to counter Amazon

Target expands Google Express offer nationwide to counter Amazon

You now can't tie your Target account to Google Express, but Target says that will be an option in 2018.

The Google Express expansion follows Target's successful trial of the home-delivery shopping service in California and NY, allowing more guests across the country to shop Target's assortment via the service for delivery in two days. Today, Google made it easier for those Target followers to shop with the nationwide addition of the retailer to its Google Express service, along with the ability to buy an item with just a voice command via Google Assistant.

With this expanded partnership, there is some overlap between Google Express and Target's own ReStock program for daily essentials, but it of course lacks Google's voice technology.

And lest Target's 1,816 USA stores be forgotten or foot traffic ignored, next year shoppers will be able to opt for in-store pickup of orders via Google Express.

That means there will be some overlap between Google Express and Target's own quick delivery service, Target Restock. He adds that most people will probably interact with the voice shopping feature by way of Google Assistant on their smartphone - a feature Google is also announcing today.

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Besides, Google Assistant will soon be gaining functionality for online shopping, now shopping via Google Home and Assistant is only possible on Android TV. "Who knows if these specialized devices will even exist in a few years time?", says Target's Chief Information and Digital Officer Mike McNamara, somewhat optimistically.

Target is making a big move into Google Express.

Next year, Target plans to make its REDcard debit and credit cards available as payment options on Google Express, allowing those shoppers to take advantage of the card's five percent discount on orders and free shipping. Shoppers will be able to get deliveries within two days since the items will be shipped to a nearby Target store for free provided the purchase meets the $35 order minimum. "We're excited to expand our partnership with Target and bring the Google Assistant to new platforms". Guests also will be able to choose to link their Target.com accounts with Google for a more personalized shopping experience.

To learn more, read this blogpost on Target's A Bullseye View.

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