Enjoy your Google phone or device, delivered and set up within hours

If you absolutely need to get your hands on a Google device right away, you can get it delivered and set up within two hours, thanks to a Silicon Valley startup founded by a familiar name.

Google has become the latest company to team up with Enjoy, whose workers can deliver and help set up the Pixel 3 phone when it becomes available next Thursday. Other devices Google currently offers are available for setup and delivery now in the Bay Area.

Enjoy is a Menlo Park startup that brings a store, complete with setup services, to its customers. It already offers same-day delivery and setup of AT&T devices — including Apple’s iPhones — plus Sonos and Magic Leap. It also offers delivery of British Telecom devices in the U.K. Adding Google to that mix could be a big deal.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson said in an interview Thursday. Google’s “big vision” of trying to build products for the smart home is in line with what Enjoy offers, he said. When they deliver products, Enjoy’s experts can make sure customers know how and whether they work with related technology in their homes.

Johnson knows a little something about selling tech devices. He was the senior vice president responsible for turning Apple Stores into an experience. After he left Apple, he did a stint as CEO of JC Penney for a couple of years until his firing in 2013. Then he started Enjoy in 2014, and the service launched in 2015.

Enjoy’s partnership with Google is starting off only in the Bay Area — one of the startup’s largest markets — first.

“When we opened Apple Stores, we opened just two: one in Virginia and one in Los Angeles,” Johnson said. Similarly, he added, “we want to learn how to do this in …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Business


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