Google Maps announced the launch of four new features to improve the shopping experience for consumers and increase sales for retailers.
The new features will become available simultaneously to users around the world. The updates are released ahead of the upcoming holiday season.
1. Business Environment
Allows customers to obtain online information about the occupancy of facilities. Google Maps collects statistics on which stores and malls users are in and generates an overall picture of traffic for those who prefer to avoid crowds. Maps also show general statistics and a forecast of how busy a facility is during the day.
The Directory tab is created on Google Maps for all airports, malls, and train stations. It allows you to find information about tenants and navigate to find car rentals, parking, and other valuable services. At the same time, you can get data on the operation of each business, its location, and customer rating.
3. Buying products
The new feature on Google Maps is designed to answer the skyrocketing popularity of grocery pickup from stores. The service is currently available only in the U.S., and the service caters to more than 2,000 stores in 30 states. Partners include Kroger, Fry's, Ralphs, and Mariano’s. After placing an order, Google Maps tracks its status and allows users to predict the delivery time.
4. More information about restaurants
Google Maps currently provides more information about local restaurants, and the data is based on information collected from customers. Specifically, when you leave a review for an establishment, you can share the price range, as well as information about patio availability, delivery, and pickup.
17 NOVEMBER 2021, USA
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