Target lovers, brace yourselves. There are now Target drive-throughs.
The company announced the expansion of its "Drive Up" service, which allows a customes to place an order on the Target mobile app and have an employee bring it to the car.
The online, drive-through-like feature launched in Minneapolis last fall and has already become available in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Now, about 270 stores in the Southeast will have access to it as well.
"It's the fastest way to do a Target Run yet," the company said in its announcement. "Orders arrive within two minutes of when a guest pulls into the store parking lot. And it all happens while the kids can stay in their car seats!"
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Target says it plans on continuing the Drive Up expansion across the country by the end of the year. So far, stores in South Florida that offer the service include Kendall, Dadeland, Miami Flagler, Dadeland South, Cutler Ridge, Hialeah, Aventura, Miramar, North Miami, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Davie and Hollywood.
Here’s how it works:
▪ Select Drive Up as the fulfillment option when placing an order through the Target app
▪ Target will notify you when your order is ready — usually within one to two hours
▪ Hit the “I’m on the Way” button when you’re ready to head to the store
▪ Park in a designated Drive Up spot, and within two minutes a team member will have the order at your car, ready to be loaded in the trunk or backseat
Walmart offers a similar service for groceries at some locations, but Target's Drive-Up feature is available for any in-stock items.
Both retailers also offer in-store pickup.