Target Has Followed Costco's Lead And Will No Longer Accept In-Store Returns

Target Has Followed Costco's Lead And Will No Longer Accept In-Store Returns

Almost a week after Costco announcing they will no longer accept returns on their high-demand items, Target is following suit. CEO Brian Cornell on their website has confirmed they will not be accepting in-store returns for at least the next three weeks.

"To be extra cautious, Target will stop accepting in-store product returns and exchanges for the next three weeks," Cornell wrote, "but don’t worry if you have a return that expires during that period, because we’ll still honor them three weeks past the holding period." We can assume, this is going to apply to all returns and exchanges, rather than just the items that have become more popular amid the coronavirus spread.

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Additionally, Target employees will also no longer handle reusable bags. Paper and plastic bags will be available at checkout, waiving all fees that used to be associated with them.

Plus, checkout lanes will be wiped down and cleaned after each guest's transaction, Cornell confirmed, and "dedicated team members will guide guests in line while that happens. For the foreseeable future, our stores will rotate the use of our check lanes to allow those not in use to be deep-cleaned."

Target also recently adjusted their store hours; most locations will close at 9 p.m.; plus have set aside the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for "vulnerable guests."

For more information on Target's new policies, you can read Cornell's open letter in full here.

Source: Target