Aside from the availability of product, ordering devices from the Play Store is pretty easy. Google Checkout is reliable once set up properly, but there is one small issue that causes consumers to scratch their head. When you buy a device, you get it when they say you do.
To be fair, you currently get 2-day shipping via UPS. The issue is, not everyone will want that option. Whether inconvenient or not affordable, the singular shipping choice is just good enough. According to Droid Life, that’s all about to change.
While the report suggests it is for the “Nexus 4 family” of products, we hope to see this for all device purchases. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for this, should that new white Nexus 4 make an appearance soon.
The new shipping choices, according to Droid Life, are as follows:
- UPS two-day shipping (2 business days processing + 2 business days for delivery)
- Ground (2 business days processing + 3-5 business days for delivery)
- Saver (2 business days processing + 5 -10 business days for delivery)
We have reached out to Google for clarification, and will update if we hear anything further. If true, this represents a step in the right direction for the Play Store. More shipping options and stock on-hand would make them a viable option for our eCommerce decisions, not just a first-stop letdown.