Google is going to expand their pilot of BufferBox to the city of San Francisco. BufferBox currently operates out of Toronto, Ontario. Google acquired BufferBox in November 2012 for an undisclosed amount. BufferBox handles the operations of delivery of parcels from online retailers to physical lockers.
These lockers will are placed in local coffee shops, supermarkets, and retail stores. You will receive instant e-mail notifications when the package arrives. Google said that they will let you use BufferBox with their recently expanded Google Shopping Express service.
“Simply enter your BufferBox Address as your shipping address when checking out and select the 9am-1pm delivery window to collect your items later that same evening,” said Google in a blog post.
Some of Google’s BufferBox partners in San Francisco are Dogpatch Cafe, Coffee Bar, Noe Hill Market, and 7-Eleven. San Francisco residents can access BufferBox at BufferBox.com.