Target soon delivers in DC, and it means hundreds of new jobs

WASHINGTON — Target will roll out same-day delivery in D.C. and Baltimore March 29.

The company responsible for fulfilling the deliveries said it has hundreds of jobs to fill to make it happen.

Target’s same-day delivery is a partnership with Birmingham, Alabama-based online marketplace Shipt.

Leading up to the launch, Shipt said it plans to add more than 1,900 Shipt Shoppers in D.C. and Baltimore to be part of the team responsible for ensuring fulfillments of each order.

Shipt is taking applications for the local fulfillment jobs online.

Shipt shoppers can make up to $25 an hour, but are required to have a reliable vehicle and pass a background check.

The same-day, app-based delivery in D.C. and Baltimore covers 55,000 items, including groceries, essentials, electronics, toys and other products.

Shipt and Target said launching in the D.C. and Baltimore markets gives them the potential home delivery reach of 2.9 million households.

Shipt said deliveries are made in as a little as an hour.

There is a $99 annual membership fee, but Shipt said it is $49 for anyone who signs up before the March 29 launch.

The annual membership fee covers free, unlimited delivery on orders more than $35.

Shipt says the Washington area delivery area currently incl includes Zip codes North of Germantown to South of Fredericksburg, and East of Bowie to West of Gainesville. It lists available Target delivery areas online .

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Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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