Online grocery marketplace Shipt, recently announced that it will be joining forces with Target Corporation, the second-largest discount store retailer in the United States. The partnership will enable the same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products across twelve southwest cities, including the Phoenix area.
“The addition of Target stores to Shipt’s online marketplace across the Southwest allows us to deliver on our promise to offer quality products at great prices by making Target’s wide assortment available to our dedicated members,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “We know Shipt members in the Southwest will enjoy the convenience of having their Target run delivered within an hour by our growing community of Shipt shoppers who are known for offering personalized, highly-tailored service.”
Shipt plans to hire more than 3,000 shoppers throughout the Southwest as part of the expansion. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is currently available to over 30 million households in more than 70 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will expand to cover 80 million households in 170 markets.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at 1,822 stores and at Target.com. “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 Southwest.”