Order by 5 p.m. for pickup, delivery

The aim is to make it easier for last-minute shoppers to pull up Christmas gifts and groceries on the roadside.

The order deadline for pick-up or delivery on the same day at Target.com or in the Target app is December 24th, 5 p.m. TODAY, Target is exclusively shared with USA.

“We know guests are looking for a last minute gift or item just before their vacation, and our industry leading same day services are here to save the day with a fast, safe, and reliable way to get them all they need, ”said Rick Gomez, Target’s chief marketing, digital and strategy officer, in a statement.

Amazon also offers same-day delivery of gifts and groceries on Christmas Eve. However, this delivery is not available for all products in all regions. Minimum order quantities may apply.

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Unlike other retailers, Target doesn’t require a minimum order value or membership for its free, contactless pickup options. According to Target, the number of drive-up parking spaces for vacation shopping has doubled and additional staff are employed for the pick-up options.

Target announced that it has added 150,000 Shipt buyers for same day delivery this season. The delivery times are usually available up to a few hours before the shop closes and vary depending on the location and availability of the Shipt Shopper, according to Target.

Target extended its opening hours in the days leading up to Christmas and most stores are open from 7 a.m. to midnight. Opening times may vary depending on the location and are listed in the Store Locator at Target.com/store-locator.

On Christmas Eve, most Target stores stay open until 8 p.m. local time, two hours later than Walmart, which closes at 6 p.m.

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