Target Country Emerald assistant manager Denise Sander and customer service assistant Shaila Heaton show off the new in-store online shopping kiosk.
Target Country Emerald assistant manager Denise Sander and customer service assistant Shaila Heaton show off the new in-store online shopping kiosk.

Widening the Target

JUST in time for Christmas, Target Country Emerald has brought convenience to your fingertips with the launch of new online in-store kiosks.

One of just six Target Country stores in Australia to boast the new service, the kiosk gives local shoppers access to 50% more of the Target range.

Emerald resident Richard Day took a tour of the new touch screen terminal and said it was a good idea for the outlet.

"It's great to be able to access items not available in store," he said.

"Everything is online these days, and I'll definitely be browsing online at home."

The kiosk has an inbuilt security setting which logs customers off after one minute of inactivity to ensure purchases and accounts are secure.

"Any time you are doing shopping online it's on a secure site, so the security features of (the kiosk) are good," Richard said.

Store manager Melissa Bissett said it was great local customers could access the entire Target range quickly and conveniently.

"I'm really proud to be one of the initial six stores chosen from 120 Target Country stores nationally," Ms Bissett said.

"By nature, Target Country stores are smaller formats and so we are unable to offer the extensive range that larger Target stores do."

Through the kiosk Ms Bissett said customers would be able to access the entire range on offer and the feedback given to customer service assistants in store would determine the company's long-term plans for stores nationwide.

Another benefit of the kiosk is, for a small fee, customers can choose where their purchases are delivered, Ms Bissett said.

"For some customers, it will be convenient to have clothing parcels delivered to the store so they can try them on, and if it's not quite what they wanted, get a refund there and then," she said.

The trial period for the kiosk runs until March 31 next year.


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