Target ‘Shipts’ to five more states
Target is accelerating its expansion plans for Shipt by launching the service in five more states.
The company announced that it will begin same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products from Target to Maine, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota beginning Aug. 21-28. The cities and dates of where the same-day delivery services will be launched are:
Aug. 21: Portland, Maine
Aug. 21: Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Mason City and Waterloo, Iowa
Aug. 23: Des Moines, Iowa; The Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa; Sioux Falls, S.D.
Aug. 28: Rochester, Minn.
Aug. 28: Madison, Wis.
Aug. 28: Columbia and Springfield, Mo.
“Same-day delivery was at the top of our list when we were thinking about ways to make shopping at Target even easier,” said John Mulligan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Target. “Shipt’s personalized, customer-focused approach fits perfectly with our commitment to deliver a convenient, exceptional experience, and we’re excited to begin offering same-day service.”
The service most recently entered Connecticut in early August.
Through this partnership, Target plans to offer same-day delivery of the in-store assortment of groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products from the majority of its stores by the 2018 holiday season. By the end of the year, the service will be available to 65 percent of U.S. households across 180 markets, reaching a total of 80 million households, and in 2019, same-day delivery will expand to include all major product categories at Target.
Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add more than 800 new Shipt shoppers across these eight metro areas to be part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillment of each order. To apply to be a Shipt shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.”
Shipt was founded in Birmingham, Ala., and is available to nearly 50 million consumers in more than 150 markets across the country. The company maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco.