Membership-based service to launch same-day delivery from Target in Hudson Valley, Kingston, Long Island, Mount Kisco and White Plains, New York
Birmingham, AL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Shipt, a leading online delivery marketplace, and Target Corporation(NYSE:TGT), today announced they will begin same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products to the Greater New York City metro. Delivery from Shipt and Target will begin from the following areas:
- July 31: Hudson Valley and Kingston, New York
- August 7: Long Island, New York
- August 9: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, New York
- August 14: Mount Kisco and White Plains, New York
This announcement builds upon Shipt’s recent growth into Upstate New York in June. Cumulatively, this landmark expansion gives more than 1.3 million households across New York City and surrounding areas access to products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members who sign up before August 14 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).
“Shipt’s continued growth across New York provides an added layer of convenience to the lives of on-the-go commuters and families alike, who will now have the opportunity to access the products they love at the press of a button,” said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. “Building upon our recent momentum across Upstate New York and the New York City area, Shipt is reaching more households across the country than ever before.”
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 the Greater New York City metro residents.”
Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add more than 2,000 new shoppers across New York City and surrounding areas 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, home, electronics, toys and other 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.
Shipt is a membership-based online grocery marketplace delivering fresh foods and household essentials through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is available to nearly 50 million household in more than 150 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will continue to expand by adding both Target stores and additional retailer partners to its online marketplace, offering members more options to shop. Shipt was founded in The Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama, and maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,829 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.
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