Target Rolls Out 'Drive Up' Test to Twin Cities Public

Target is a Minnesota-based company. Photo: KSTP/File
Target is a Minnesota-based company.

October 03, 2017 03:08 PM

Target has expanded a parking-lot delivery service test run to include the general public, the company announced Monday.

The service, called Drive Up, allows patrons to order items from the latest version of the Target app via iPhone, park at a designated Target parking lot space at a number of Twin Cities locations, and have their items delivered to the vehicle by an employee.

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The company launched an initial test run in July in which Target employees tested the free service as guests, Target said in a release. 

Target says nearly 200,000 items are available for purchase via Drive Up function on the app, though perishable food items are not included.

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The move to add a drive-up service comes after Amazon in March expanded a similar test period with two grocery store locations in Seattle. The retail delivery giant is still testing a concept grocery store that functions without cashiers called Amazon Go. 

Walmart debuted a pickup grocery service in 2014, which it has expanded throughout the country. 

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