Shipt, a leading same-day delivery marketplace, and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, essentials, electronics, toys and other home products for the first time in the state of Vermont. Beginning Oct. 23, residents of greater Burlington, Vermont will have access to same-day delivery from Shipt.
On Oct. 21, Target will celebrate the grand opening of its brand new South Burlington store, the retailer’s first store in the state. The following day, Shipt is also launching for the first time in Vermont giving nearly 60,000 households access to products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members in Vermont who sign up before launch will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).
“In conjunction with the opening of Vermont’s very first Target store, Shipt is able to offer convenient same-day delivery to Burlington area residents. This milestone for Target also marks a milestone market for Shipt, which is now available throughout New England, and continues to grow with Target across the country,” 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.”
Founded in 2014, 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.
“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 Vermont residents.”
Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add its network of shoppers in this metro 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 “Get Paid to Shop.”
Through this partnership, Target plans to offer convenient, same-day delivery of the in-store assortment of groceries, essentials, electronics, toys and other home products from the majority of its stores by the 2018 holiday season. By the end of the year, the service will be available to 65 percent of U.S. households across 180 markets, reaching a total of 80 million households, and in 2019, same-day delivery will expand to include all major product categories at Target.
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