Forget about Amazon Prime.
Forget about Prime’s two-day guarantee — Target is just days away from same day delivery for all your Target champagne flavored cotton candy needs.
This new initiative has been in the making for a while now. Last summer, Target began a program called Restock that delivers essential groceries in major cities such as Chicago and Philadelphia. In December, they acquired the grocery-shopping app Shipt.
And now it’s official — starting next month, customers will be able to place orders online or through Shipt. Instead of the order being shipped from a distribution center, your online shopping cart will be converted into a tangible one by an in-store shopper and delivered to your door in mere hours.
The roll out will begin with 57 stores in Birmingham, Alabama and South Florida on Feb. 1, according to Business Insider. Later in the month, the service will expand to Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Target’s goal is to expand the service to most of its 1,834 stores by Christmas, which will make it the first nationwide retailer to offer same-day delivery, Business Insider reports.
For now, items for same-day delivery are limited to groceries, essentials, home and electronic products, but will expand to every category by 2019. Shipt requires a yearly $99 membership fee and for each order to be a minimum of $35.
So if you can’t wait two whole days for Prime delivery, or maybe you just hate dealing with checkout lines, there is hope.