A new service lets Target employees place online orders for in-store customers

Can’t find a specific item while browsing around Target? Customers running into this issue have the opportunity to speak to an employee and have them order the item online on the customer’s behalf through a new service called myCheckout.

The Target staff member uses a handheld device to check the availability of the requested item and compare how quickly it will be restocked to when it would arrive from an online order. The employee then orders the item from their handheld and can accept the customer’s credit card, making it easy for someone to pay for the merchandise immediately. A receipt is sent to the customer’s email following the purchase.

The myCheckout option arrived in time to make shopping easier during the holidays.

Target’s myCheckout

Can’t find a specific item while browsing around Target? Customers running into this issue have the opportunity to speak to an employee and have them order the item online on the customer’s behalf through a new service called myCheckout.

The Target staff member uses a handheld device to check the availability of the requested item and compare how quickly it will be restocked to when it would arrive from an online order. The employee then orders the item from their handheld and can accept the customer’s credit card, making it easy for someone to pay for the merchandise immediately. A receipt is sent to the customer’s email following the purchase.