Shop with Google Home via Google Assistant: Complete steps inside

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If you have access to Google Home, you can make use of the Google Assistant to order products. The search-engine giant has added support for the Google Assistant in such a way that it will have an ability to place orders.

You need not have to pay any additional service charges or membership fees until April 30, 2017. However, the new order placement feature will work with all retailers who participate in Google Express.

With the help of Google Home and integrated Google Assistant functionality, you will be able to order products from companies such as Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, 99 Ranch Market, Bluemercury, and Brickmans Ace Hardware. You can also order from more than 50 local and national-level stores.

Basic steps to complete before placing an order

You should perform few steps before you place orders. You will be required to open the Google Home app on your phone, navigate to More Settings, then select Payments and set your default credit card and shipping address. You should make sure to complete these initial steps. Once you have done, you can place orders by shopping on any of the Google Express compatible shops.

How to place an order with Google Assistant?

To place an order, you just need to ask Google Home “How do I shop?”. After that, you should ask something like Ok Google, order biscuits. The Google Assistant will return with the message – Got it, ordering biscuits.

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List of Google Express stores

We have given a complete list of Google Express Participating stores below sourced from the official Google Express Help center. You can buy any products from the below stores directly via Google Home via Google Assistant.

99 Ranch Market
Bed Bath and Beyond
Brickmans Ace Hardware
Buy Buy Baby
Cole Hardware
Fry’s Electronics
Google Store
Gordon’s Ace Hardware
Guitar Center
Hassett Hardware
Logan Hardware
Nine West
Nob Hill Foods
Orchard Supply Hardware
Palo Alto Toy & Sport
Paragon Sports
Payless ShoeSource
Peninsula Beauty
Pier 1 Imports
Right Start
Road Runner
Smart & Final
Sur La Table
The Vitamin Shoppe
Toys”R”Us / Babies”R”Us
Treasure Island Foods
Vicente Foods
Western Kosher
Whole Foods

The integration of Google assistant with the Google Home is of great significance. Moreover, the feature will have to compete with Amazon Echo, using which you can place orders directly from Amazon itself.

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