Target has expanded Drive Up, its service that brings mobile orders out to shoppers’ cars, to 200 more stores across the Midwest and in select states. With the additional locations, 800 stores across 25 states now offer the service. Shoppers place orders using the Target app and drive to the store. Within two minutes, store associates arrive to place the items in the car or trunk.
Drive Up is now available at Target stores in Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio, Lansing, Mich., Louisville, Ky., Erie, Pa. and South Charleston, W.Va. These stores will have designated Drive Up parking spots for customers who choose the pickup option.
Target is not the only company enhancing its pickup and delivery capabilities. Walmart has opened a fulfillment center in the New York City borough of the Bronx to handle delivery of Jet.com orders, groceries, and Apple electronics, as part of its efforts to reach 100 metro areas and cover more than 40% of U.S. households.
By late August, Target plans to expand to even more markets, offering the service in nearly 1,000 stores by the 2018 holiday season.