Target Set to Add Drive-Up Service to 1,000 Stores by the End of 2018
We’ve all been there. You run into Target to grab a bottle of shampoo or a package of paper towels and you leave with three new outfits, a cart full of snack food, and everything you need to decorate for the next holiday from the Dollar Spot. You’re happy you have all of these fun new items, but you probably feel a little guilty for spending more than you anticipated.
Target is offering a new service that will not only add convenience to your shopping trip, but probably save you some money if you’re a Target-influenced impulse buyer: a drive-up service. Instead of finding a parking place, walking into the store, and browsing around to find what you need, you can simply place your order on the Target app, pull into the designated parking places, and an employee will bring your items out to your car for you. Your order can be ready in as little as one hour.
“We’re always looking for ways to make it easier for our guests to get what they need on their terms,” said Mike McNamara, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Target. “Thanks to investments in our supply chain and digital operations, we’re able use our stores to fulfill guests’ digital orders with flexibility and speed. With recent success, we’re eager to scale Drive Up and other fulfillment options to more guests in 2018.”
While all of us enjoy a good casual browse around Target, sometimes it’s better to avoid temptation — especially if you’re on a budget. Target has implemented this service into 260 stores throughout Florida and Texas, but it plans to expand its efforts to nearly 1,000 stores nationwide by the end of the year, beginning in New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
News Sources: Target, ABC News