Monday, 16 October, 2017

Google Express partners with Target, Assistant shopping coming to phones

Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping Google Home now lets you shop at Target with just your voice
Theresa Hayes | 13 October, 2017, 01:23

Target is offering two-day deliveries when you order through Google Express and free shipping on orders over $35.

Google's shopping service, Google Express has received new collaboration today, with the retail giant Target.

Besides, Google Assistant will soon be gaining functionality for online shopping, now shopping via Google Home and Assistant is only possible on Android TV.

The Target team up comes just after a similar partnership with Walmart and Google.

"We're excited to offer this service nationwide in time for the busy holiday season", Mike McNamara, Target's chief information and digital officer, said in a statement. "What's even better is that Target and Google teams are working on the next chapter, building experiences that digitally replicate the joy of shopping a Target store to discover stylish and affordable products".

Target has been testing the Google Express service in California and New York City for a while now, and today it announced that everyone in the contiguous United States can now order its products through the service.

Target will further deepen its partnership with Google in 2018, as Target plans to make the Target REDcard debit or credit card available as an option for Google Express shoppers.

Also, starting next year, Target shoppers will have the option to pick up their Google Express orders at a Target store, with the items ready in two hours.

Not only does this mean you can get Target products through the Google Express website on your smartphone, but you'll also be able to ask your Google Home device for a product and it'll provide some results from Target.

The latest beta version of the Google app has been released and gives us a glimpse into a few new features the company is developing for Assistant. You'll be instantly connected to over 50 Google Express retailers-so if you're on the go and remember you need a birthday gift for the weekend, you can just say "Ok Google, buy a kids bomber jacket from Target". Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week.