In effort to help with holiday shopping, Target to implement new options

In effort to help with holiday shopping, Target to implement new options Photo: KSTP-TV.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: October 22, 2020 10:39 AM
Created: October 22, 2020 10:36 AM

Thursday, Target officials announced the implementation of additional measures to help ensure safe holiday shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement follows the Minneapolis-based retailer's efforts throughout the year to implement safety measures in the midst of the pandemic.


To help with holiday shopping, Target announced it plans to:

  • Implement contactless payment at self-checkout stations
  • Allow customers to checkout with individual employees carrying MyCheckout devices, so customers don't have to wait in lines
  • Offer shopping reservation options for customers
  • Increase the number of drive-up spots so customers don't have to go into the store
  • Allow customers to simply show their Target app with their personal ID through their vehicle's window during contactless pickup
  • Update the Target app to allow customers to adjust, in real-time, their preference between order pickup and drive up

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