Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced in a company’s blog this week that it would launch next-day delivery service of household goods, which is an effort to better compete with Wal-Mart and Amazon.
According to the company, the new program, which was named Target Restock, will include over 8,000 items, including household essential such as laundry detergent, paper towel, and nonperishable food. Customers could fill a box with up to 45 pounds of goods. The boxes will be packed at the nearby store, and the ordered before 1:30 pm will be delivered the next business day. The company didn’t have a fee set but the spokesperson said that the fee will be really competitive.
“We created Target Restock to save busy guests time and make it easier than ever to get household essentials delivered quickly,” the company said in a blog on Monday. “This is another example of how Target is connecting stores and digital to create new services for guests.”
The service is currently being tested among company’s employees in the Minneapolis area, and the company planned to launch the service more broadly in Minneapolis area this summer.
As for its competitor, Walmart has been developing its online grocery pickup service across the country, and launched grocery home delivery in California and Denver.