One of the coolest things about my recent relocation to California is all of the amazing services that are now available to me. Coming from a small town near Cincinnati, even things like Uber were out of my reach.
Today I was really impressed with Google Express. For those not aware, Google Express is a shopping service that allows you to select items online from local retailers and then have those items show up at your door - often on the same day.
I spent today moving into a new apartment, so I needed the core essentials to get me started. I don't have a car yet,, so I looked for options to have those items delivered. Google Express seemed to be interesting, so I gave it a go, and I have to say that it was extremely smooth.
There were a couple items marked as "sold out" after placing my order, but I have a feeling that was a retailer issue (since Google Express actually goes to the retailers to buy the items before bringing them to you). I plan on re-ordering those items later in the week.
I'm also very happy with the packaging job they did. I bought things like pillows, towels, and an air mattress. Unlike Amazon, there was almost no wasted space in the boxes at all, which I really liked.
All in all, I'm thrilled with the service and will be placing more orders as I discover things that I'm missing. For the record, I love Amazon Prime, but Google Express may still get my money when I need things faster than my Prime's 2-day shipping speed.