Google executives published the following post on the Google corporate blog last week (Note: Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant):
What do you need to get done today? If picking up paper towels or stocking up on coffee is on your list, consider it done. To help you keep up with your busy schedule and shop for the things you need, we’re introducing shopping with your Google Assistant on Google Home.
Starting today, you can shop for your everyday essentials – from paper towels to vitamins. You’ll be able to order from participating Google Express retailers, including Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and more than 50 other national and locally available retailers.
To get started, just say “Ok Google, how do I shop?” or “Ok Google, order paper towels”.
Through April 30, 2017, when you shop via Google Home, you don’t have to worry about additional service or membership fees. And set-up is easy! To get started, go to the Google Home app, navigate to “More settings” and then scroll down to “Payments.” From there, set your default credit card and delivery address, and you’re ready to shop.
Today is just the beginning of what’s possible for shopping with the Google Assistant. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to add new features and enable purchases for other apps and services
Source: Google Blog Post