Fetch will use sensors and bluetooth technology to help keep homes stocked up on essentials

Target Fetch is a new service that aims to help people keep their homes stocked with necessary items. Fetch will particularly focus on keeping up supplies of daily use products like toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap.

The Fetch system will include a paper towel roll, soap pump and toilet paper spindle that all have sensors and are bluetooth-enabled. The shopper can also use the app to answer questions pertaining to brand preferences and how much of these items they typically use. Target Fetch lets the user know ten days before they are estimated to be out of a product, and if the user doesn’t tell the app otherwise, it will order a refill on those items from Target.com.

From May 1, Target will begin  gathering 250 beta testers via the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The testers will pay an average of $40 to participate and they will receive their devices in October.

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Target Fetch is a new service that aims to help people keep their homes stocked with necessary items. Fetch will particularly focus on keeping up supplies of daily use products like toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap.

The Fetch system will include a paper towel roll, soap pump and toilet paper spindle that all have sensors and are bluetooth-enabled. The shopper can also use the app to answer questions pertaining to brand preferences and how much of these items they typically use. Target Fetch lets the user know ten days before they are estimated to be out of a product, and if the user doesn’t tell the app otherwise, it will order a refill on those items from Target.com.