Target hopes to offer in-store pickup service by the holidays

  • Article by: Thomas Lee , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 31, 2013 - 9:06 PM

Some analysts aren’t sure the retailer can implement in-store pickup for holidays.

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reader2580Aug. 31, 1311:05 PM

I have used store pickup at several stores. Nobody is doing it right yet. In no case was the process quick. In most cases employees were not properly trained for a store pickup transaction. I waited for a store pickup employee for a good 10 minutes at one store and the process took nearly 30 minutes. Maybe Target can finally get it right, but I doubt it.

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furguson11Sep. 1, 13 1:06 PM

I order stuff for in-store pickup from Walmart, Autozone, Home Depot and NAPA. In some cases it saves me time, having a specific item sitting at a counter in a warehouse store is a godsend. In other cases, I just want to know it's there before I make the drive. Walmart's online selection is starting to look like Amazon, they don't carry everything in the stores so it's nice to order something specific. I can't believe that Target hasn't picked up on this yet, they are actually behind in this business practice.

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furguson11Sep. 1, 13 1:08 PM

Of course I didn't know that Target does site-to-store, and there is a SuperTarget two miles from my house. That might say something about their growth potential also.

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mrprogressiveSep. 5, 1312:19 PM

Which "holiday"? Easter? Please be specific.

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skyblue90Sep. 9, 13 6:46 PM

"Holidays" is always referring to the Christmas/Hanukkah time period. And I can't help but roll my eyes every time I see Target referring to customers as "guests". It's such a smarmy term in context.

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