Google Express - Shopping

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Description of App: 

Fast home delivery from stores like Costco, Target, and Walgreens.

New users can get 3 months' free delivery on eligible orders over $15.*

Here's what you can do with Google Express:

• Get your stuff delivered today or tomorrow
• Choose a delivery window that works for you (you don't have to be home)
• Skip the lugging and unloading
• Easily reorder your go-to products

Delivery starts at $4.99 an order, or is free with membership on eligible orders over $15.**

Now available for Boston, Manhattan, Chicago, Washington DC, West LA, San Francisco, the San Jose area, and northern California.

*3-month trial offer expires September 30, 2015. Further restrictions apply, see g.co/shopexpressterms.
**Free delivery means no shipping & service fees. Data practices and other terms and conditions at google.com/shopping/express/terms.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

4.1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

8.4

Accessibility Comments: 

I found this application to be moderately accessible, and it definitely works well enough to actually get items ordered and the correct information put in, etc. navigating the app is fairly easy, however there are some issues where swiping won't necessarily advance the voiceover cursor appropriately. This is most apparent in the shopping cart part of the application, but it is pretty easy to surmount. Adding and editing items is a breeze, and all of the items available have well done titles so it is quite clear as to what you are purchasing.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This is a very very handy application when you want food and other items delivered to you and you do not have accessible means of going out and getting them yourself or with help. You do not have to be a Google Express member to use this service, however becoming one is only $95 a year with a free three month trial. and gives you free deliveries for orders over $15. You must have a Costco membership in order to get items delivered from Costco, but otherwise all other stores have the ability to input loyalty programs and gift cards in at check out. The delivery men seem to be spot on with their delivery times, usually delivering within the middle of the four hour window which cannot be said of the other grocery delivery services I have tried. This app does not allow you to purchase perishable/frozen items which is unfortunate yet understandable given the potential for food thawing during the delivery window. That being said, they are able to deliver electronics, clothing, make up, toiletries, and other non-grocery items.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@GoogleExpress