Online shopping is set to be revolutionised thanks to Google’s new e-commerce facility that comes  complete with automated delivery drones, according to local internet marketing pioneer, Ben Bradshaw, CEO and founder of SponsoredLinX. 

Selected as only one of eight from Australia to take part in the Google Partners AllStars Summit, Bradshaw has just returned from an exclusive training program with Google’s own innovators at the Silicon Valley Googleplex Headquarters. 

According to Bradshaw, the next ‘big thing’ soon to take off is Google’s e-commerce facility, which allows retailers to have individual items appear for sale with price listings and direct consumer check-out facility as the result of a simple Google search.

“With Apple having just launched their new ‘phone wallet’, allowing owners of the newest iPhone 6 to make purchases using only their phone, it is apparent that the current focus in technology circles is on bridging the gap between online and in-store purchases,” he said.

“Now Google is going head to head with Amazon to take over marketshare of the online retail landscape. The new e-commerce facility that is already available will provide retailers greater access to consumers, with items delivered to their door by an automated drone.”

Bradshaw said that successful testing of the Google prototype delivery drones had in fact taken place in Warwick, Queensland, in August this year, after two years of development. A tiny plane, a bit bigger than a seagull and can travel at speeds of up to 90km/h, lowered a package to the ground via a thin line, before detaching the line and flying away. 

In addition to learning about the up and coming online trends, the Google Partners AllStars Summit saw Bradshaw rubbing shoulders and sharing ideas with Google’s very own developers and marketers in the GooglePlex Headquarters, whilst attending and contributing to Google marketing, thought leadership and beta product testing sessions.

“Google shopping is just one of the absolute latest products and strategies that I was given access to during my time there, allowing me to gain the insight to put my clients at the forefront of their own industries,” he said.

Bradshaw also immersed himself in the GooglePlex Headquarters team culture, and has taken home cutting edge thought processes that best result in productive and happy employees.

“Google employees don’t have to wait until their work day is complete before accomplishing their necessary tasks, such as going to the gym or having a hair cut. These services are provided for staff onsite, so that they can schedule these appointments as part of their normal work day.” 

Bradshaw has already set about implementing a few of these ideas by introducing a mobile hair dresser, personal training for employees and a food van at his Yeronga office.

Bradshaw himself has been identified at the forefront of his own industry, with SponsoredLinX having just been announced as a finalist in the Small Business Growth category in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. This is in addition to existing titles, including the Business Review Weekly (BRW) Fast 100 in 2013 and also the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Award. 

SponsoredLinX is one of Australia’s fastest growing companies, specialising in providing online marketing solutions for businesses across Australia and abroad.

Over the past five years, Bradshaw has built a team of the country’s brightest thought leaders and innovators, relied upon by national media and high profile stakeholders for the most up-to-date Internet marketing trends.

Source: SponsoredLinx media release.