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Target Is Bringing Its Same-Day Grocery Delivery Service to DC

Move over AmazonFresh.

With Shipt, a cart full of goods is just the click of a button away. Image courtesy of Target.

You know that meme depicting the typical Target shopper’s experience? You walk in wanting to buy one essential item, but end up with about ten times more than you expected. Well, now an app can do that for you.

Joining other area grocery delivery services — including Giant’s Peapod, AmazonFresh, and FreshDirect — Target’s Shipt is the newest company offering same-day delivery of produce, household goods, and other miscellaneous items that will no doubt end up in your digital cart. (Tech, toys, and home items are up for grabs, too.)

Launching in select DC-area and Baltimore stores on Thursday, Shipt is a members-only app that lets you grocery shop from your smartphone. For $99, you get an annual membership that lets you pay for your items and pick your own one-hour delivery window while an expert shopper does the heavy lifting, picking, and bagging, bringing your purchases to your door. With the membership comes free, unlimited delivery if orders are over $35.

The service first launched in Minneapolis earlier this month and is on track to be nationwide by the end of the year. As of March, the company offered over 55,000 products available for same-day delivery.

You can find out if your neighborhood Target offers Shipt’s services here.

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McKenzie is a spring 2018 editorial fellow. She graduated in May 2017 from Kent State University with a major in journalism and minor in fashion media. She was most recently a copy editor at the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. Georgetown is her favorite place in DC, and she loves food, style, Netflix, and her Kindle.