The provider of personal shopping and delivery services gears up to fulfill millions of online orders in the coming weeks.
Over the past six months, Shipt has experienced fast-paced growth, doubling its shopper base, expanding its retailer footprint and growing its membership and customer base. The continued growth of its shopper community will not only help Shipt fulfill the anticipated spike in orders during the holiday season, but will also support growth into new markets and retailers, the company said on October 7.
“We’ re embarking on a holiday season like none before, and taking proactive steps to ensure we can help American families get everything on their holiday list — groceries, essentials, gifts, home decor and apparel — in a safe, affordable, convenient way,” says Shipt CEO Kelly Caruso. “We know that one of Shipt’s true differentiators is that we have shoppers who not only know how to shop really well, but also care about their work and their customers. And we know that families across America need a little bit of holiday help this season. We look forward to welcoming thousands of new shoppers to the Shipt platform this holiday season.”
Shipt – an independently operated, wholly owned subsidiary of Target Corp., shops for nearly 120 retailers across the United States. Recently announced partners in Shipt’s multi-vertical offerings include Party City, Bed, Bath & Beyond and buybuy Baby. Product categories include fresh foods, household essentials, wellness products, office supplies and pet merchandise.
Earlier this year, the company announced that it had made shopping through Shipt more accessible than ever by rolling out the ability to pay per order. Thousands of new customers are now shopping through Shipt using this affordable, easy option. In addition, the Shipt $99 annual membership continues to be offered.
Shipt said it is seeking shoppers in all markets where the company operates. In particular, the company is looking for shoppers in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Mich., Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. By adding 100,000 shoppers to its platform, Shipt will be prepared to successfully deliver millions of holiday orders, allowing customers to save time and skip the lines.