Shipt, a leading online grocery marketplace, and Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on Thursday announced that they will begin same-day delivery of an in-store assortment of groceries, essentials, home, electronics and other products across the Southeast. Beginning on Feb.
8, Shipt will deliver from Target stores in 18 markets across five states:
- Alabama: Gulf Shores, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa
- Georgia: Atlanta and Savannah
- North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte, The Triad (Greensboro, Winston Salem, and High Point) the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), and Wilmington
- South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville
- Tennessee: Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville
Cumulatively, the new partnership gives more than 9.1 million households across the Southeast access to groceries, essentials, home, electronics and other products from Target, delivered by Shipt. To celebrate the addition of Target to the Shipt marketplace, new Shipt members who sign up prior to expansion will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).
“We are entering a new era of same-day delivery here at Shipt, marked by a sweeping expansion with Target,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “Our partnership with Target will now allow for customers across the country to enjoy the benefits of shopping Target’s wide assortment with the personal touch of home delivery offered by Shipt.”
Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Adding to Shipt’s marketplace of existing retail partners Target will be the newest delivery option in these markets. Shipt’s marketplace gives customers the ability to browse their local stores’ aisles online.
“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 the Southeast.”
Leading up to the expansion, Shipt plans to hire more than 4,000 shoppers throughout the Southeastern U.S. They will be a part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillments of each order. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit Shipt.com 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 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, and by the end of 2019, same-day delivery will include all major product categories at Target.