Google's autonomous vehicles aren't the companies only cars on the streets these days. Say hello to Google Shopping Express. If you live in San Francisco, you've probably seen one in your neighborhood. Google Shopping Express is the online giant's newest attempt to give product giant Amazon a run for its money by offering same day delivery service from major retailers. (Google doesn't actually own a fleet of vehicles, but works with partners using the Google logo.) In May, Google Shopping Express expanded to Manhattan and Los Angeles, however, no word on when it might drive into the middle of the country, to places like say Dallas.
The growing e-commerce delivery game is a competitive one that's also becoming increasingly crowded. Not only with delivery services run by the big guns like eBay, Google and Amazon, but also startups like Uber Rush and Palo-Alto based Deliv. Meanwhile, last month, eBay squelched rumors that it was killing it's same-day service eBay Now, however, it did announce it's scaling back on a planned 25 city expansion this year. As for Amazon, it's just expanded Amazon Prime to San Francisco and Dallas, while calling it quits in Vegas.