Many Target stores already offer a Starbucks café inside, but the retailer will soon be offering another option for customers to take their coffee to go.
The retail giant announced Wednesday that customers will soon be able to have Starbucks food and beverages delivered straight to their car through “Drive Up,” Target’s free curbside service.
The service has been in the works sine late 2021, “after guests overwhelmingly requested the feature,” according to according to a press release from the company. “Drive Up with Starbucks” will roll out to more than 1,700 Target stores with both a Starbucks and curbside service by early October.
Here’s what to know.
How does ‘Drive Up with Starbucks’ work at Target?
Target already offers the curbside delivery service for other goods inside the store. Here’s how the Starbucks addition will work:
- Customers can place a curbside delivery order at a participating Target store and head to that location once they have received a notification it’s ready.
- Then, the customer will receive a prompt to place a Starbucks order, will click “add for drive up” and pay for the order.
- Once the check-in process is completed and the customer has hit “I’m on my way” in the Target app, the Starbucks order will be prepared.
- The customer will park in Target’s designated “Drive Up” spaces and hit “I’m here” in the Target app, and a Target employee will deliver the Starbucks order (along with any other Target purchases) to their car.
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Which Target store locations will use ‘Drive Up with Starbucks’?
The new service is rolling out to stores around the U.S. through the summer and early fall, according to Target. Here are the states where it is currently available in select stores:
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia