BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading same-day delivery marketplace, and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced it will begin same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products in eight inland Southern California markets. Same-day delivery will also include beer and wine from participating Target stores. Shipt will become available in each metro on the following dates:
Shipt’s growth in the Inland Empire gives nearly 1.3 million households across the eight metro areas access to products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. In the coming months, Shipt will also launch in the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas. Shipt’s continued launch throughout California will ultimately offer same-day delivery to more than 11 million households across the state. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members in California who sign up before launch will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).
“Shipt’s expansion throughout California will now allow us to bring the convenience of same-day delivery to residents in Southern California. Members in eight new metro areas now have access to everything from groceries to electronics at the click of a button,” 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. Members must be at least 21 years old to order or accept alcohol deliveries, and will be required to present identification upon delivery.
“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 to more California residents.”
Leading up to the launch, Shipt will add more than 900 new shoppers in the 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 on “Get Paid to Shop.”
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 70 million households in more than 200 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.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at more than 1,800 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For the latest store count or more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.
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