REPORT: Major retailer experiencing widespread register outages; customers irate
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Target on Saturday acknowledged guests were “unable to make purchases” at its stores, as shoppers took to social media to complain that cash registers weren’t working.
In a tweet from one of its official accounts, Target (CBDY)said that it’s “aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide an update as soon as possible,” the company said in a separate tweet.
Customer Meaghan MooneyHey tweeted, “@Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?!”
We’re aware that guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores. Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide an update as soon as possible.
— Target (@Target) June 15, 2019
— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) June 15, 2019
Hey @Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?! #Target pic.twitter.com/4KQTtdNv0M
— Meaghan Mooney (@MeaghanMooney1) June 15, 2019
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) June 15, 2019
— Dan Clemens (@dan_clemens) June 15, 2019
‘Don’t go to Target today:’ Registers across the country are down, reports sayhttps://t.co/zpun2hFfyD
— TIME (@TIME) June 15, 2019
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 15, 2019
Target shoppers (and employees) nationwide were sent into a frenzy due to a computer failure at the cash registers. https://t.co/8dPcjsAN0L
— NPR (@NPR) June 15, 2019
— Nancy Yang (@n_yang) June 15, 2019
I hope the managers purchase pizza for ALL their team members and submit the receipts to corporate. #targetoutage
— Gingi (@PhxGingi) June 15, 2019
Send them to Walmart 😈
— Diego Buzatto (@Fajardodie) June 15, 2019
You should close your stores until you sort this out. We didn’t know there was an issue in waited in line for 20 minutes before leaving our items and going to Walmart.
— Jessica Pace (@ica1125) June 15, 2019
Some customers took a lighthearted approach to the news, while others expressed sympathy and appreciation:
Did you try unplugging the computer and plugging it back in?
— Hipster (@Hipster_Trader) June 15, 2019
— Amy Ladd (@AmyRhubarb) June 15, 2019
The team at the Crystal Lake, IL Target is doing an amazing job!! Kept everyone informed and gave us the option to wait to have our items held. They are handling it so well. Thank you CL Team!!! 💕💕
— Cristina Galletta (@CrisGalletta) June 15, 2019
Just went to my local store and the Starbucks girl is handing out pink drink samples with a smile. The team members are being incredibly patient and helpful. Grace under pressure. Thank you, Riverbank Target!
— Lisa (@crimsoncarousel) June 15, 2019
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