Target and Shipt Expand Same-Day Delivery in Texas
Membership-based delivery service launches in El Paso and Lubbock, Texas with same-day delivery from Target; adds Target to Brownsville/McAllen online marketplace
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and MINNEAPOLIS, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading online delivery marketplace, and Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), today announced they will begin same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products to select Texas metro areas. Beginning June 28, same-day delivery from Target will be available in the following metro areas: El Paso, Brownsville/McAllen and Lubbock, Texas.
Shipt is launching in El Paso and Lubbock for the first time with same-day delivery from Target. Current and new Shipt members in Brownsville/McAllen will also gain access to Target same-day delivery, raising the number of households that have access to Shipt to more than 329,000 statewide. To celebrate the launch, new Shipt members who sign up prior to June 28 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).
“Shipt is dedicated to making its members’ busy lives a little easier. This launch gives even more residents across Texas access to delivery from Shipt, so they can shop their favorite retailers with ease,” said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. “Through our app, our members have access to everything they need, when they need it, right at their fingertips. Looking ahead, Shipt will continue to expand and bring same-day delivery to a growing number of households across the country.”
Founded in 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Shipt’s marketplace gives members the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online. Members can note preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order, all within the app. Shipt's expert team of shoppers takes care of selecting, bagging and delivering the items. The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.
“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, 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 across Texas.”
To support the expansion, Shipt plans to add 120 new shoppers to its network throughout the state of Texas. These shoppers will 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 on “Get Paid to Shop.”
Through this partnership, Target plans to offer convenient, 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.
Shipt is a membership-based online grocery marketplace delivering fresh foods and household essentials through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is available to nearly 50 million in more than 150 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will continue to expand by adding both Target stores and additional retailer partners to its online marketplace, offering members more options to shop. Shipt was founded in The Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama, and maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.
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