Google has added new features Shopping results on Google Search to help users safely shop at local stores.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has made many changes to how businesses can control their appearance in Search, and the information available to people who search for them. It can be challenging to find the best way to shop from local businesses and that’s why Google searches for “curbside pickup” and “safe shopping” have increased 10x in the last few months.
To help people get the most updated information about the businesses they are interested in shopping at – and the opportunity to do so safely – Google has made several improvements to Shopping results on Google Search.
Related | Google Now Allows Sharing To Non-Google Accounts On G Suite
Local Availability Filter
You can now tap the Shopping tab and select the Nearby filter at the top, or add “near me” to your search to view locally available products in nearby stores. This is especially useful if you want to see something up close before purchasing it or just can’t wait for delivery.
Google Shopping Nearby
Google is making it easier to see what’s in local stores that are near you, before going in person. This features a map view and list of all stores in the area that have certain products.
Google Shopping Compare
In addition to being able to check a business’s opening and closing hours, or how far a store is, you’ll also get a preview of items they sell matching your search.
You will be able to see a carousel that you can scroll through, to see pictures and prices of the resulting products.
Curbside or In-store Pickup
Google now makes it easier to find out which stores offer curbside or in-store pickup. If you want a specific item to be there when you arrive, you can simply call and speak to someone at the store.
You might also like
More from Google
Google Product Studio Lets Merchants Create Product Imagery With Generative AI
Google is launching Product Studio, a new tool that lets merchants create product imagery for free, using generative AI. Google Product …
Google Will Delete Accounts That Have Been Inactive For Two Years
Google said it plans to delete account that have not accessed any of its services for two years, as part …
Google I/O Keynote Round-Up: All-In On AI
During its I/O keynote, Google showed off its latest advances in AI, across search, photo editor and Bard, its own …
No More Passwords, Google Is Rolling Out Passkeys Globally
You no longer require a password to sign in on to your Google account, with passkeys rolling out to all …
Tech Companies Are Teaming Up To Free Us From Passwords
Apple, Google, and Microsoft are committing to expanded support for the FIDO standard to bring a passwordless future.
You Can Now Create Custom Voices With Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API
Google Cloud has announced a new feature within its TTS API that lets users generate a unique, new synthetic voice …
Google Replaces Classic Hangouts With Chat On Workspace
On March 22, users attempting to access Google's Hangouts chat services will automatically be redirected to Google Chat instead.
Google Rolls Out New Search Filters To All Users On Drive
Almost two years after introducing search chips into Gmail, Google has now announced the rollout of supportive filters to Google …
Google Unveils Early Access To Chrome OS Flex For PCs And Macs
Google has announced early access to Chrome OS Flex, a new version of Chrome OS that will bring the benefits …