Target Is Upping Its Store Safety Measures For Holiday Shopping Including Virtual Line Reservations

Photo credit: Sandy Huffaker
Photo credit: Sandy Huffaker

From Delish

Ahead of Black Friday and an increase in foot traffic around holiday shopping, Target has announced some enhanced safety measures it will be implementing in an effort to keep customers and team members safer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The store, like many others, has been making adjustments since March, but is taking extra precautions as more in-store shoppers are expected this winter. First up is contactless in-store payment. This means that customers can now use Wallet, AKA the mobile payment option in the Target app, to pay for their Target haul. This will remove the need to take out your Target credit or debit card and scan it, reducing surface contact. This will also allow your Redcard payment, Target Circle offers, coupons, and gift cards to be applied all in one straight shot.

Target will continue limiting the number of customers in the store, but is also giving people better insights into what they can expect when they arrive. You can visit starting now to see if there is a line outside your chosen Target store. If there is, you can reserve a spot online and receive a text when it's your turn to go in.

Additionally, the chain is adding 1,000 more MyCheckout devices nationwide, which allow Target workers to check out customers without them having to wait in line. Target will also be doubling its parking spots for Drive Up pick-up, as well as no longer requiring Drive Up customers scan their app barcode in order to receive their items.

You can read even more about Target's safety plans here.

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