Google arranges for third parties, such as couriers, to pick products from local stores and deliver them to shoppers. Neither stores nor Google handle deliveries, the person added.
Tom Fallows, a Google product management director with over a decade of e-commerce experience, is running Google Shopping Express. The test is focused on the San Francisco Bay Area and has gone on for at least a month, the person added.
Google Shopping Express is the latest sign that the company is expanding from its online search roots into e-commerce.