Google has just rolled out some new shipping options on device orders from Google Play, and they could save you a little cash if you don't need your order right this second. The new shipping methods can be selected during checkout, but not all orders are eligible for the cheapest option.


The old two-day shipping is still alive and well, costing a whopping $13.99 for devices and $11.99 for accessories. The Ground tier is available on all orders and should reach you in 3-5 business days. Ground shipping costs $9.99 for devices and $7.99 for accessories. Saver is an odd one. It's restricted based on weight, which basically means only accessories are eligible for this super-cheap 5-10 business day shipping. This only costs $4.99, though.


Keep in mind it may still take 2 business days to process and get your order out the door. The shipping time does not include that.

[Google shipping and delivery]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • KingRando

    $10 for shipping is still high

  • Dinofan01

    Cool. Now release the desktop update already!

  • Max Exter

    So... Google has found a way to make their order fulfillment even slower?

  • FlexPlexico

    Real news would be that Google Play hardware, music & movies is available in more countries. Unfortunately it seems that Google is content with a limited market share.

  • Matthew Fry

    Always happy to see companies offering cheaper shipping options.

  • http://buybattery.co.nz/ Beally Jean

    Slower shipping is safer ? I do not think so.