Target announced today that it will expand Drive Up to nearly a thousand stores in the US. UU This year. Its Drive Up program allows customers to have their online orders placed in the Target app be taken to their cars by a member of the store team minutes after their arrival.
The company tested the service for the first time last fall near its headquarters in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region. Target refused to elaborate to which specific cities the service is expanding. Target suggests that the service is useful for those with young children who need to keep busy while running errands or for those who buy large quantities of bottled water or large appliances.
How it works: place an order online through the Target app, select Drive Up as your pickup option, and the service will alert you when the order is ready to drive and pick up, which is usually within an hour, according to Target. . Once you drive to the designated Drive Up parking area, Target staff will go out with your order, reportedly in an average of two minutes.
Drive Up could be seen as a pretty decent alternative to Amazon Prime Now, if you have a car and the time to make the trip. Target has been implementing more changes to remain competitive with Amazon's fast delivery.
Target also today announced several other small updates, including free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items for those who use their Target REDcard or spend more than $ 35. It is also expanding its in-store delivery option in the same store. day to cities like the entire city of New York and parts of Boston, Chicago, DC and San Francisco.
Drive Up is currently only available on iOS, but Target says it will expand to Android users starting in April.