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If you live one of these major cities, the big-box store just made it much easier to go grocery shopping.

Zee Krstic
April 18, 2018

We all know what a pain it can be to fit grocery shopping into an otherwise busy day—it'll be the last stop you make before running home, because you'll usually sweat bullets leaving fresh (and expensive!) groceries in a hot car for longer than necessary—especially if you're trying to keep frozen food from thawing. And it's even tougher for those in big cities who prefer to get around via public transportation.

Target understands—and is offering a new service on the heels of acquiring Shipt and launching same-day delivery for online orders in many markets earlier this year. By the end of this month, more than 60 Target stores in Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., can ask cashiers for same-day delivery for just $7.

The new delivery offering will bring anything purchased in the store directly to your door later that day within a 2-hour window for the $7 flat fee. Even big-ticket items like furniture can be delivered as well with an additional $25 handling fee, according to Target's corporate announcement.

“When you live in a big city and rely on public transportation to get around, the prospect of lugging a case of sparkling water, new spring shoes and a new bedding set home on a packed train isn’t awesome. Any carless city dweller will tell you that,” Target writes in their announcement. “No schlepping, no metro jostling. All that for the price of a short taxi ride.”

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Shoppers will know if the service is available at their stores thanks to in-store signage and announcements. At checkout, they'll give cashiers their address, and drivers will later deliver the haul that same day.

Target has been busy making shopping as easy as possible for fans of the big-box retailer: The brand also announced that they'll expand their Drive Up service, which lets customers park in a designated spot outside the store and watch as employees load their cars with purchases made online. This service is now available at nearly 300 stores in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.

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You can still purchase your regular order through Shipt and get groceries without even leaving the house—but for those who prefer to see the product before they buy it, this could be an even better hack to effortless shopping. Plus, now you can shop all of Target's beautiful kitchen collections and not even lift a finger to bring it back into your home.

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