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Target to test same-day delivery

FILE PHOTO: A Target cashier rings up customers at a Target store.
FILE PHOTO: A Target cashier rings up customers at a Target store.

Credit: Justin Sullivan

Credit: Justin Sullivan

Target is stepping up its delivery game.

The retailer is testing out a new same-day delivery program starting in February.

Shoppers in parts of Birmingham, Alabama, and South Florida will be able to choose same-day delivery of orders.

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Shoppers can then have some groceries, housewares and electronics delivered to their homes hours after ordering thanks to the service Shipt, USAToday reported.

Target bought Shipt in December for $550 million.

Shipt uses personal shoppers who select items that are ordered and then deliver them to shoppers and costs $99 a year for its membership-based grocery delivery service.