Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Target and Shipt are bringing their same-day delivery partnership to Florida

A Shipt shopper shopping at Target.   Target A Shipt shopper shopping at Target. Target
Nellie Chapman | 27 January, 2018, 16:44

In December, Target revealed plans to offer a limited number of items for same-day delivery, including groceries, essentials, home and electronics, with a stated goal of expanding to all product categories by the end of 2019.

Target moving quickly to leverage its $550 million acquisition of Shipt.

Just over a month after Target acquired e-commerce service Shipt, the retail giant is moving aggressively to counter grocery and other retail competitors on same-day delivery.

Target will start same-day delivery to some Alabama locations on February 1, the company announced today. A week later, it will begin in Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Gulf Shores, Jacksonville, Naples, Sarasota, Orlando, Space Coast, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, and Treasure Coast.

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members' lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience.

Target said it plans to offer Shipt's services at almost half our stores by the end of March, and the majority of stores by the 2018 holiday season, he said.

Shipt is a membership-based service where customers place online orders from nearby stores, which its fleet of shoppers pick and deliver that same day.

New Shipt members who sign up prior to expansion will receive an annual membership for $49 regularly $99.

Founded in 2014, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, and operating in more than 72 US markets, Shipt is a membership-based grocery marketplace and same-day delivery platform that allows customers (who pay $99 per year) to place online orders for fresh food and household essentials like cleaning supplies from nearby stores.

In the lead up to the roll out, Shipt will hire more than 3,000 shoppers throughout Florida, to help with order fulfillment.