About Starbucks with Target Drive Up, Our New Fulfillment Feature

Updated 8:57am CT | Nov 23, 2022

A team member hands a Starbucks order to a guest parked at a Target Drive Up spot.

This holiday season, Target guests in select markets can add their favorite Starbucks Café handcrafted beverages and food and have it delivered along with the rest of their Drive Up order straight to their car through our free curbside service.  

Since early November, Starbucks with Drive Up service has launched at 240 Target stores in California, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and West Virginia. Target and Starbucks are partnering to offer this convenience of freshly prepared Starbucks Café favorites through a curbside order pickup, marking yet another way we are energizing — and easing — the shopping experience. Target is the first retailer to offer this service at this scale. 

How it works 

After placing a Drive Up order at a participating Target store and receiving notification that it’s ready, a guest will indicate they are en route in the Target app. Then:  

  1. The guest will receive a prompt to place an order from the Starbucks Café full menu. Upon making their Starbucks selections, click “Add for Drive Up” and pay for the order.     

  1. Once the guest completes the Drive Up check-in process and indicates “I’m on my way,” a Starbucks barista located within the participating Target store prepares the Café order. This includes packaging food and beverage items to ensure their safe transport, such as drink stoppers to securely seal lid openings. 

  1. Park in the designated Drive Up parking area and tap “I’m here” in the Target app. A Target team member then delivers the freshly prepared Starbucks order — along with the guest’s Drive Up purchase — to their car. 

Behind the scenes 

Target began building the Starbucks with Drive Up app functionality in late 2021 after guests overwhelmingly requested the feature. We piloted the service this summer with team members at select stores, using their feedback throughout our test-and-learn approach to fine-tune Starbucks with Drive Up for this initial launch to our guests. We will continue to enhance the offer as we improve the service.  

Building on our incredible store experience 

Starbucks with Drive Up builds upon Target’s more than 20-year partnership with Starbucks, which today has more than 1,700 Cafés serving up comfort in our stores around the country. With the ability to add a Starbucks drink or menu item to a Drive Up order, we are making Target runs through our same-day services even more rewarding and convenient than ever.

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