Target expects to start offering this option at almost 60 brick-and-mortar locations throughout Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. by the end of the month.
If you live in a big city and don’t own a car, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the annoyance of buying a big item in a store and having to lug it back to your apartment by foot, in an Uber, or, worst of all, on public transportation.
In the future, this should be less of an issue for Target shoppers in several large US cities.
Perhaps spurred by new and convenient delivery services from rivals like Amazon and Walmart, Target on Monday announced it will soon offer customers in five cities the option of having their in-store purchases delivered to their doorsteps. Target expects to start offering this option at almost 60 brick-and-mortar locations throughout Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. by the end of the month.
“When checking out in store, guests can opt to have their orders delivered the same day—during a two-hour window that’s most convenient for them,” Target wrote in a news release. The company has been piloting this service in New York City since last year and found that large furniture and other home items are some of the most popular merchandise people are having delivered.
This new delivery option will cost $7, but Target said that “oversized purchases such as furniture might include an additional $25 handling fee.”
Target stores offering this option will have signs advertising it. To take advantage, check out like usual and tell the cashier you’d like home delivery. From there, you’ll choose a delivery window, provide your address, pay for your items, and be on your way.
Meanwhile, Walmart today announced it’s revamping its website with a fresh look, more “relatable photography,” a new section that showcases top-selling items in your location. The update is expected to arrive early next month.