Shipt and Target to Launch Same-day Delivery Across Louisiana

Membership-based delivery service to launch for the first time in select Louisiana metros with Target

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading online 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 in Louisiana. Beginning March 13, 2018, Shipt will deliver from Target stores in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport.

Cumulatively, the new partnership gives nearly 800,000 households across the state of Louisiana access to Target products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. To celebrate the launch, new members who sign up prior to March 13 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).

“At Shipt, we’re focused on simplifying lives by offering the convenience of same-day delivery to our members,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “We’re expanding this partnership rapidly across the country and we can’t wait to deliver Louisiana residents their Target runs with the unparalleled customer service of Shipt.”

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Shipt’s marketplace gives customers the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online. Customers 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 over $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 in Louisiana.”

Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add more than 1,600 Shipt Shoppers throughout Louisiana to be a part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillments of each order. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit and click “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 approximately half of stores by early 2018. The majority of Target stores will offer the service by the 2018 holiday season, reaching all major markets across the country. By the end of 2019, same-day delivery will include all major product categories at Target.

About Shipt
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 currently available to over 30 million households in more than 80 markets across the country. By the end of 2018, Shipt will have expanded to cover 80 million households in 170 markets. Shipt maintains offices in Birmingham, Ala., and San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,822 stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For more information, visit For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

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