Google Express has added Target stores to their growing list of retailers starting today. Now when you open the Express app on your phone, you will have the option to show Target for a wide range of products from the big box retailer. You can also associate your Target REDcard, their discount program, with Express to get discounts and free shipping.
Target is available only in the United States and only in the lower-48. Hawaii and Alaska are not included. As with other retailers, Target will provide free, 2-day shipping on orders over $35.
This is the second major US retailer that has joined Google Express in the past few months. If you remember, Walmart recently joined the service.
Google also took time during the announcement to highlight that Google Assistant will be coming to Google Express on your Android phone to make shopping quick and easy. Once it is rolled out, you could say something to the effect of, “Hey Google, buy paperclips at Staples” and it would bring up your paperclip options and you can buy them right from within Assistant on your phone.
Google did not give an indicator on when this friction-less shopping experience through Assistant would be coming but it isn’t likely far away. It is already available on Android TV.
If you haven’t tried out Google Express, it is a free service and the app is free. Most retailers will provide free shipping to you with purchases over a certain amount. Give it a try.