Target to offer free two-day shipping for holiday season

Target to offer free two-day shipping for holiday season
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Target Corp. will offer free two-day shipping for the holiday season, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 22, the company announced Tuesday.

Target also announced Tuesday that it will begin offering same-day delivery through the delivery service Shipt.

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“We want to make the busy holiday season easier for our guests so they can spend more time with their family and friends,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. “From same-day delivery with Shipt, Drive Up, Free 2-Day Shipping and more, no other retailer can match the convenient delivery options that Target will offer this season."

Cornell also told reporters Tuesday that he has "never felt better about our position and our readiness to deliver against the holiday season," CNBC reported. He noted that Toys R Us and Sears recently closed and said the market share is "up for grabs."

Target's announcement comes as the retailer prepares to compete with other retailers such as Walmart and Amazon during the holiday season. 

Walmart announced Tuesday that it is expanding its own free two-day shipping offer to millions of items beginning in November. The retailer has previously offered free two-day shipping on some items but said in a statement that it was broadening the offer to "millions of additional items."