If you love Costco and live in Manhattan or West Los Angeles, your life is about to get a lot more convenient. Thanks to Google, you'll now be able to get your members-only groceries delivered to you for a small fee.
Google announced Monday it's expanding its same-day delivery service to both areas, effective immediately. The service was first launched in 2013 in the San Francisco area.
People in both West LA and Manhattan will be able to get anything they want from Costco, L'Occitane, Staples, Target, Walgreens and Babies "R" Us through the service. New Yorkers will additionally be able to shop at Fairway Market, and Angelenos can also shop at Guitar Center, Toys "R" Us and Smart & Final.
For now, Google is limiting its NYC-area service to Manhattan, though there are plans to expand to the outer boroughs in the future.
Same-day delivery will cost $4.99 per store with no minimum price of purchase and no limit on how much you buy. So whether you want $200 worth of groceries or just an enormous box or Corn Flakes, Google is only charging you $4.99.
That's significantly cheaper than Amazon's same-day delivery service, which costs $5.99 per order if you have Amazon Prime, a paid service that provides expedited shipping (among other perks). For non-Prime members, it's even more expensive: $9.98 for the first item ordered and $0.99 for each additional one.
The upside to using Amazon for now? Its same-day service is available in a total of 12 cities across the U.S. That and the electronics and entertainment selection is almost definitely better, especially for existing Prime members.
Online auction site eBay also has a same-day delivery service in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, San Jose and parts of NYC. For $5, you can get items from stores like Target, Urban Outfitters, Best Buy and Macy's delivered in just a few hours. There is a $25 minimum order.