Target test­ing a re­stock­ing pro­gram for house­hold es­sen­tials

Cape Breton Post - - Business -

NEW YORK — Target is test­ing a pro­gram to let cus­tomers or­der house­hold es­sen­tials like laun­dry de­ter­gent, pa­per tow­els and peanut but­ter and have them de­liv­ered to their homes the next day.

The ser­vice, be­ing tested with em­ploy­ees for now, is sim­i­lar to Ama­zon Pantry, and comes as Target is try­ing to en­hance its on­line ser­vices to bet­ter com­pete with Wal-Mart and on­line leader Ama­zon.

Target Re­stock, an­nounced on the com­pany’s blog Mon­day, is lim­ited for now to some em­ploy­ees at the com­pany’s Minneapolis head­quar­ters. Target says it plans to pi­lot the ser­vice this sum­mer to shop­pers in the Minneapolis area who have its RED-card loy­alty card. Cus­tomers will have ac­cess to thou­sands of on­line es­sen­tials. Ama­zon Pantry charges a $5.99 a box and the ship­ping is not ex­pe­dited.

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