Google has been selling hardware through the Play Store for over a year now, having launched its Devices section with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in April 2012. Since then we've watched the company add new accessories and hardware, like the Nexus 7 dock and the white Nexus 4. Today El Goog made a couple more additions to its store, but instead of placing new products on its virtual shelves, the company has given shoppers some new shipping options.
As spotted by Android Police, Google is now offering Saver and Ground shipping options for orders from the Play Store. A support document explains that Saver is available based on the weight of an order, and it appears that most accessories will be eligible. Saver shipping is priced at $4.99 and will get a product to its buyer in 5-10 business days. Ground shipping is available to devices and accessories, with pricing set at $9.99 for the former and $7.99 for the latter and delivery expected within 3-5 business days. Finally, the original Two-Day shipping option is still available for devices and accessories, with pricing set at $13.99 and $11.99, respectively.
While they may not be quite as exciting as fresh hardware, these new shipping options are welcome additions to the Google Play Store. After all, more choice is always a good thing, and the new shipping methods will allow customers to save a few bucks if they aren't necessarily in a hurry to handle their new toys. You can check out the new Saver and Ground options for yourself by hitting up the Google Play link below. And hey, if you feel the need to "test" the shipping methods by purchasing a new gadget or accessory, I won't stop you.