How much does it cost to order?

Stores on Google Express set their own shipping fees – some offer free shipping with a minimum purchase, while others have set fees that start at $5.99. If it applies to your order, you’ll see the fee at checkout.

If free shipping is offered, the order minimum will show at the top of the store-specific page on Google Express. 

Item prices and taxes

Item prices and applicable fees** (such as taxes and other fees that the store charges, like bottle deposits and e-waste fees) may vary. Prices on Google Express are set by each store, and in most cases you’ll pay the same amount as what you’d pay in the store. 

Things that could change what you pay:

  • Because prices are set by stores at the company level, sometimes you’ll see different prices on Google Express than in the store. Prices can also depend on the location of the store your items come from. In order to offer delivery with us, some stores may change item prices.

Depending on where your items are coming from, you may see different sales tax rate applied to your order. For more details, see Charges, authorizations, and taxes


Costco sale items and taxes

In most states, you'll see taxes applied to the full price of discounted Costco items. Exceptions to this are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas, where you'll see a tax applied on the discounted value of the item.

Sales tax with coupons and promo codes

In most states, you’ll see a tax applied to your items for their full listed price, before a coupon or promo code is applied. An exception is Texas, where a discount from a code also reduces the item’s taxable value: for example, if you use a $20 promo code for a $50 item from a Texas store, you will only be taxed for the $30 you pay for. In stores located at most other states you’ll pay tax for the full $50 item. 

Keep in mind that shoppers living in the Texas delivery area get orders from both Chicago and Texas stores, so taxes will vary accordingly.

Breaking down shipping and service fees at checkout

At stores where Google Express arranges for the packing, purchase and delivery of your orders, service fees apply. These fees are not tips. Stores arranging for their own packing, purchase and delivery charge shipping fees instead.

You'll see all applicable fees listed at checkout; learn more about each below.

Small-order service fee

Some stores set a minimum for free delivery and is listed on the store's page on our site. If your order total is less than this, you'll see a $4.99 small-order service fee applied. Note that these minimums are per store and not per order.

Free delivery is not available at some stores, regardless of order total. You'll see a shipping fee (see below) instead of a base service fee. 

Shipping fee

Stores arranging their own deliveries set their shipping fees. These vary by store and start at $5.99. If you see a shipping fee at checkout, you won’t see a separate small-order service fee. 


* Free delivery means no shipping & service fees. Orders must meet store minimums before taxes & fees in select delivery areas.

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