If you like shopping at target, but don’t actually want to visit Target, here’s some good news for you. It is expanding its same-day delivery service. The giant retailer has announced that customers in 47 states will now be able to place orders on Target.com and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Deliveries will cost $9.99 and will be fulfilled by Shipt, a delivery startup that was acquired by Target in 2017.
Customers have a selection of 65,000 items for delivery to their door through Target.com. Same-day eligible items are marked on the website so shoppers can easily browse items that can be delivered the same day and add them to the cart. If you find yourself using the service a lot, you can become a Shipt member for $99 per year and get free delivery on purchases of over $35.
Target’s move into same-day shipping is a smart one especially since its biggest competitors have also made advances in the space. Walmart has been working on same-day delivery service for groceries but in that case, it has struggled to get the service off the ground. Amazon has also experimented with same-day delivery. Both Amazon and Walmart offer next-day delivery on some items of course. Target is trying to keep up.