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Google expands BufferBox service to San Francisco

04/04, 7:08am

Likely storage locker service to work with Google Shopping Express

Google-owned storage locker startup BufferBox is expanding its reach to San Francisco. The expansion from Canada to San Francisco comes at the same time as the search giant commences testing of a same-day delivery service, suggesting that BufferBox and Google Shopping Express may either work together or, after a successful trial, be combined into one service.

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Google buys BufferBox for improved shipping

12/01, 9:13pm

Google makes push into e-commerce with delivery company

The world's most popular search engine made a big push into e-commerce this week, as Google acquired BufferBox, an e-commerce goods delivery service. The Canadian service specializes in delivering goods to physical kiosks, much in the same way that e-commerce giant Amazon is attempting to do. Commenting on the acquisition, Google representatives said that the move is aimed at removing "as much friction as possible from the shopping experience, while helping consumers save time and money."

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