Target is stepping up its holiday game with two new initiatives: free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items and nationwide same-day delivery through Shipt. Additionally, the retailer reports that it is ahead of schedule in expanding its curbside pickup program.
Target’s biggest brick-and-mortar competitor, Walmart, announced on Oct. 23 that it will offer free two-day delivery on millions of items, and that it has introduced a program to handle e-Commerce returns in-store.
Free two-day shipping at Target was already available for orders over $35 and REDcard members; the program will be expanded to all orders placed from Nov. 1 to Dec. 22. If the free two-day shipping option becomes unavailable during peak periods, shoppers will be given free standard shipping instead.
The two-day program will be complemented by expanded same-day options that will cover more than 55,000 items. Shoppers in 46 states will have access to the program through the Shipt app and e-Commerce site, with delivery times reaching as low as one hour.
Additionally, the Drive Up curbside…