Target to test Starbucks order pickup, returns from the parking lot – What We Know!

A employee delivers an order to a drive up buyer at a Goal retailer on August 19, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

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Buyers at some Goal shops will be capable of decide up a Starbucks espresso and make a return with out leaving the automobile later this yr.

The retailer mentioned Wednesday that it’ll begin to add these providers to Drive Up, its curbside pickup possibility, at choose shops within the fall. It declined to determine retailer areas or give a extra particular timetable.

Goal has a Starbucks cafe in lots of its big-box shops.

An organization spokeswoman mentioned Goal will start testing with workers after which serve clients. She mentioned the corporate plans to scale the options throughout the nation.

Curbside pickup has been a major development driver for Goal through the Covid pandemic, as customers search for fast, secure methods to buy. Buyers can even decide up on-line purchases inside Goal shops or get them dropped them off by Goal-owned house supply service Shipt. Those self same-day on-line providers grew almost 60% within the third quarter, on prime of 200% development within the year-ago interval.

Goal will report its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday.

The discounter has been including extra merchandise and options to the service, together with a whole bunch of contemporary and frozen groceries and alcoholic drinks.

Goal mentioned in a information launch that clients requested Starbucks pickup and returns. Buyers won’t want to make use of a pickup window to get a drink or make a return, the corporate mentioned.