Earlier this month, The Information claimed Google was preparing to revise its shopping services – including Google Express. Now the company has officially announced the merger of Shopping Search and Express into the new Google Shopping.
On the surface, the new Google Shopping looks like the existing Shopping Search: you're looking for a product, and the results are displayed by multiple retailers over the Web. However, some products can be purchased directly from Google (translation: purchase through the former Google Express), where Google handles returns and other buyer issues.
The other major component of Google Shopping is integration with other products from the company. In the near future, links to relevant products will appear in Google Images, Google Feed, and even YouTube. For example, if you search Google Images for images of a particular piece of furniture, you may see shopping results.
The Google Express app should be updated soon with the new branding, but it's not yet available on the Play Store. You can download the boring old app from the widget below.