"Blue Dots" in Product Search for mobile with local inventory Launched

Google announced that “if you're searching for a product sold by participating retailers, including ‘Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, or West Elm,’ you can now look for the “blue dots” in the search results to see if it's available in a local store. If you see a blue dot, you can tap on the […]

Google announced that “if you're searching for a product sold by participating retailers, including ‘Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, or West Elm,’ you can now look for the “blue dots” in the search results to see if it's available in a local store. If you see a blue dot, you can tap on the adjacent "In stock nearby" link, and you'll be taken to the seller's page where you'll see whether the item is "In Stock" or has "Limited Availability" near you. You'll also see how far away the stores are from you -- as long as you've enabled My Location or manually specified your location. If you’ve an iPhone, Palm WebOS phone, or any Android-powered device, and you're in the US, just go to Google.com in your mobile browser, tap on the "more" link, and select "Shopping." Or look for "Shopping results" section in Universal Search results when you search on Google.com. Retailers can fill this form to participate,” stated Google.

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