Big shipping news ahead: Target is planning to acquire technology from Deliv, a startup that focuses on last mile batched delivery. As more and more guests are getting what they need through online orders, the proprietary last mile platform we’re buying from Deliv will help us explore new ways to deliver packages even quicker while lowering our shipping costs. And it’ll continue to put our stores at the center of our strategy to fulfill digital orders.
Along with our strong partnerships with carriers, this new technology will open up new possibilities. Some members of the Deliv team—including CEO Daphne Carmeli—will have the opportunity to join Target as we research and develop how we’ll use this technology in the future.
“Our game-changing fulfillment services—like Order Pickup, Drive Up and Shipt—have already made same-day delivery and pickup possible for millions of guests,” said Arthur Valdez, Target’s executive vice president and chief supply chain & logistics officer. “This technology from Deliv is just one more example of how Target is investing for the future of local delivery.”
We’ll have more exciting details to share as we begin incorporating this tech into Target’s supply chain.