Editor's Note: this story has been updated with new information from Shipt media representative that service also includes Pierce County stores.
The delivery service Shipt announced Tuesday that its new same-day delivery plans with Target will include Pierce County stores.
Target, which acquired Shipt last year, plans to start unrolling same-day deliveries to Tacoma-area and Seattle-area customers April 19.
“This year is one of large expansion for Shipt and Target,” Michaela Britt, media representative for the project, told The News Tribune via email.
The News Tribune was mistakenly told initially that no Pierce County stores would be included. In an update sent Tuesday afternoon, Britt listed these local cities as being included in the new service: Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood, Kent, Gig Harbor, Federal Way and Bonney Lake.
According to a news release about the service, “The majority of Target stores will offer the service by the 2018 holiday season, and by the end of the year it will be in nearly 180 markets, reaching 80 million households, or close to 65 percent of U.S. households.”
“By the end of 2019, same-day delivery will include all major product categories at Target.”
You also can check your ZIP code online to see whether service has expanded to your area at shipt.com/grocerydelivery.
According to the announcement for the new service:
Customers can have their groceries delivered by Shipt, and will have access "to more than 55,000 items from Target, including electronics, home goods, toys, and more. Within the Shipt app, members can also select additional retailer options for delivery where available.”
Shipt also is hiring 1,150 shoppers in the Northwest. They will be responsible for selecting, bagging and delivering orders. Details on applying are at Shipt.com — click “Get Paid to Shop.”
Other markets in the region getting the new service are Portland and Eugene, Oregon; Boise; and Spokane.
New Shipt members who sign up prior to launch will receive an annual membership for $49, which regularly runs $99.
Annual Shipt membership allows for free, unlimited delivery on orders over $35. To sign up, go to shipt.com.