• Amazon Prime Expands to 8,000 Cities for Last-Minute Holiday Shipping

    10 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Amazon is making it easier for people across the U.S. to get what they want in time for the holidays.
    The e-commerce giant on Wednesday announced that Amazon Prime same-day delivery and free one-day shipping is now available in more than 8,000 cities. Amazon didn't say how many cities offered speedy shipping before Wednesday's announcement, making it unclear how much the company has expanded the program for the holidays.
    Additionally, Amazon has promised last-minute shoppers that certain orders placed just before Christmas can be delivered on the same day, just in time to put under the...
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  • Target has a new $550 million weapon to defeat Walmart and Amazon

    Target has a new $550 million weapon to defeat Walmart and Amazon

    10 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Target is buying Shipt, a platform that enables same-day delivery.
    The acquisition will allow Target to deliver groceries, furniture, and other products the same day that customers order it.
    Shipt will continue to work with other retailers for now.
    Target has announced it is acquiring the delivery platform Shipt, drastically increasing the retailer's ability to make same-day deliveries across the US.
    With a price of $550 million, it's one of the largest acquisitions in Target's history, the retailer said.
    Shipt will supercharge Target's same-day delivery efforts, enabling same-day delivery...
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  • Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt

    10 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.
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  • Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt

    10 monthes ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.
    Shipt delivers groceries to its members, who pay $99 a year. Target says it will add more products to the service. Target shoppers will have to make orders through Shipt's app or website and pay the annual fee to get same-day delivery.
    Retailers have been looking for ways to speed up delivery as they try to better compete with online shopping giant Amazon.com Inc. Earlier this year, Target bought a delivery logistics company to offer same-day...
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  • Target is buying Alabama-based same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million

    Target is buying Alabama-based same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million

    10 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Target, America's other favorite old-line retailer (the one that's not Walmart, with the arguably better commercials), is buying the Alabama-based delivery startup Shipt in a $550 million all-cash transaction. The deal, announced today, is another example of how every single store in America is responding to the very real threat that Amazon will drink their milkshake and eat...
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  • Target To Acquire Shipt for $550 Million to Speed Up Same-Day Delivery

    10 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Target tgt is buying tech start-up Shipt in a bid to become a much more serious contender in the same-day delivery wars.
    The discount retailer, looking to better compete with Walmart wmt and Amazon.com amzn
    , said on Wednesday it was paying $550 million in cash for Shipt in its biggest acquisition in recent history. As a result, it plans to offer same-day delivery at about half of its 1,800 stores by summer ahead of a roll-out to nearly the entirely fleet by next year's Christmas season.
    Shipt, which will become a wholly-owned Target subsidiary that will continue to do and solicit business...
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  • Amazon expands same-day delivery and one-day shipping to thousands more cities

    Amazon expands same-day delivery and one-day shipping to thousands more cities

    10 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon announced today it has expanded its same-day delivery and one-day shipping service to thousands more markets across the U.S., just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. Before, these services were available to Prime members in 5,000 cities and towns, the retailer tells us. Now, they're available in over 8,000. The market expansion is not just focused on serving major metros,...
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