Google Expands BufferBox Throughout San Francisco

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Google announced on Monday that it is expanding its BufferBox pilot in San Francisco.

BufferBox is a locker service, which has already been available in Toronto. Google acquired it last November, and eventually started testing the service in the San Francisco area. Here's one at Coffee Bar, which co-founder Mike McCauley shared in April:


Google says you'll be able to find BufferBox kiosks at partner locations around the city, including Dogpatch Cafe, Coffee Bar, Noe Hill Market, 7-Eleven, etc. You can find them here.

If you live in San Francisco, you can start using the service for free at

"With BufferBox, you can order from your favorite online retailers and have items delivered to a convenient BufferBox kiosk in your local coffee shop, supermarket, or retail store," explains McCauley, who now carries the product manager title. "You’ll receive an instant email notification when your parcel is ready for pickup. You can even use BufferBox with our 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."

Google announced the expansion of same-day delivery service Google Shopping Express to everyone in the Bay Area last week.

Google Shopping Express

Google says it will integrate BufferBox further, and expand to more locations.

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