Report: Target could test Restock service next month

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Report: Target could test Restock service next month

By Brian Berk - 05/08/2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Target could begin testing its Target Restock service, whereby customers will be able to fill a large box of a specific size with as many items as can fit in it, choosing from more than 8,000 household essentials, beauty and personal care items and dry grocery products, as soon as next month, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Original testing could be done in smaller markets of Minnesota to start.

The box, which is limited to 45 pounds, will then be shipped for a flat fee and arrive on their doorsteps by the next day if they place their order by 1:30 p.m.

Target hasn’t yet set the fee for the service, but says it will be competitively priced. Competitor Amazon Pantry charges $5.99 a box.

The Restock service will initially be limited to Redcard loyalty members.

“People enjoy going to Target to buy apparel, toys, games, lots of things,” Mike McNamara, Target’s chief information and digital officer told the news outlet. “I’m not so sure people have a huge amount of enjoyment about buying toothpaste. What Restock does is it gives you a choice to take some of the drudgery out of that weekly shop, and then you leave all of the fun back in the store so going to the store is a more pleasurable experience.”

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