Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Heart Target

On Friday, Dianne and I went shopping for a baby shower gift for Tresha and Kyle. The soon to be (again) parents had registered at Target -- which is great for the non-baby knowledgeable couple. I'm not a big Target shopper, so I didn't realize they carried such a large variety of baby stuff. But the neatest thing about the trip was the shopping experience Target has created for gift registeries (and no, this isn't a paid or sponsored post).

Target has touch screen kiosks just inside the door. With a couple entries, Dianne had pulled up and printed the items that Tresha & Kyle had selected. Each item had the number desired and already purchased, as well as the cost. But the best is yet to come. The printout also showed whether or not the individual item was stocked in this particular store. If it was, it gave the aisle location of the product. It took us all of 5 minutes to find what we wanted to get. Pretty cool!

The printout also had a bar code on it. At the checkout, the clerk scanned the bar code and our purchases were automatically updated in the registery. We had picked up a bunch of other stuff and wanted a separate gift receipt. "No problem," said the clerk. "I'll ring up everything and the baby items will be split out from the rest and printed separately." Now that's a well thought out system. A time savings for Target clerk and painless for the shopper. Thank you, Target!

1 comment:

Erika said...

I love this amazing store! I have used the registry too. it so nice and easy.