What is Google Express?

Google Express serves as a one-stop online shopping network for ordering groceries, health & beauty items, products for the home, baby goods, toys, apparel and other related household goods, from trusted Google stores like Target, Walgreens, Costco, Smart & Final, Whole, Foods Market & more. Shoppers can choose which items they would like to add to their cart, and choose when they would like their items to delivered from each store. Orders can be processed using Google Payments and a driver then brings the items to the shopper. Members of Google Express receive free delivery for eligible orders. Non-members fees start at $4.99 per store for eligible orders.

 

Google Shopping Express

 

Why use Google Express?

The main benefit of the Google Express network is having same day delivery options, made right to your doorstep.  Shoppers can choose from the morning delivery option (9AM-1PM), afternoon deliveries,(1PM-5PM), and evening deliveries (6PM-9PM). Items purchased overnight will be delivered the next day. Same day delivery is now available in San Francisco, West Los Angeles, Peninsula & San Jose, Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. Overnight deliver is available in

Where is Google Express available?

Google Express same day delivery is now available in San Francisco, West Los Angeles, Peninsula & San Jose, Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. Overnight delivery is available in Northern California, Southern California, Nevada, Midwestern US covering parts of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Kentucky.

How can we get started with a Google Shopping Express account?

Getting started with Google Express begins with creating an account. Google is currently offering a join now promotion where shoppers receive the first 3 months free and are able to cancel at anytime. Membership fees are $10/month or $95/year.


Google Grants – AdWords for Non-Profits

Google has developed a reputation as one of the primary philanthropic organizations catering to developing nations and non-profit initiatives. Several departments have aimed to reign in on the growing digital divide. With that goal in mind, we thought that we would offer a bit of information on how one the many magnanimous Google programs has devoted itself to charitable organizations worldwide.

In an effort to improve non-profit organization’s visibility on the web, Google Grants has vowed to provide $10,000 per month of in-kind AdWords advertising for those organizations classified under the  501 ©(3) non-profit. That’s equivalent to about $329 per day of advertising. These Google Grant awardees are able to spend a maximum of $2.00 per click, and are stipulated to keyword targeted text ad campaigns. Below is a list of non-profit industries that have passed for a Google Grant.

  1. Animal-related
  2. Arts culture & humanities
  3. Community improvement & capacity building
  4. Crime & legal related
  5. Diseases disorders & medical disciplines
  6. Education
  7. Environment
  8. Food agriculture & nutrition
  9. Human Services
  10. International Human Rights
  11. International foreign affairs & national security
  12. Mental health & crisis intervention
  13. Non-profit services
  14. Philanthropy voluntarism & grantmaking foundations
  15. Public & societal benefit
  16. Public safety disaster preparedness and relief
  17. Recreation and sports
  18. Social Science
  19. Youth Development

The following industries are not eligible for Google Ad Grants

  • Governmental entities and organizations
  • Hospitals and medical groups
  • Schools, childcare centers, academic institutions and universities, (philanthropic arms of educational organizations are eligible)

Although receiving a Google Grant does allow these non-profits to fill their AdWords account with a copious daily budget, Google does hold fast to certain regulations that successful non-profits must follow in order to maintain their Grant status.

  •  Ads must link to only one nonprofit website URL (must be the same URL that was approved in the application)
  • Actively manage the AdWords account with at least one login per month. Accounts that have not received at least one login per month, will be paused without notification.
  • Ads must be a reflection of the organization’s mission. The keywords must be relevant to the nonprofit’s programs and services.
  • Strictly commercial advertising is not allowed through this program. If your goal is to promote products and or services 100% of the sales and proceeds must support your program.
  • Advertisements offering financial products are not allowed
  • Your website cannot advertise with Google AdSense display advertisements or affiliate advertising links while participating in Google Ad Grants.

Below are a few  esteemed organizations that The Google Grant program has sponsored.

The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology

www.FulbrightAcademy.org

Drinking Water for India

www.drinkingwaterforindia.org

DoSomething.org

www.dosomething.org

GreaterGood.org

www.GreaterGood.org

Energy Action Coalition

www.energyactioncoalition.org