Target will test about 50 of its top enhancements and innovations to study the power they have on guest experience and sales. Some of the tests will be programs and services already piloting in other markets; others are brand-new ideas. The company said testing the elements all in a single market environment will help it see which work best together and the tests will focus on presentation and service.
"For presentation, we’ll create a more modern sales floor with updated fixtures and helpful signs," Target writes on its blog, A Bullseye View. "We’ll also transform the front of the store to showcase the latest products and trends. For service, we’ll bring in some already-tested innovations in key departments, like Beauty, and add others to help support our digital growth. Guests will be able to interact with some of the tests as they shop, while others will happen behind the scenes in our backrooms and supply chain."
Some of the innovations Target will test in the coming months:
Expert HelpTarget will incorporate its Beauty Concierge and Baby Advisor services, placing highly-trained experts in those departments to answer questions and provide personalized service and unbiased information about our products.
It is also testing a new role called a digital service ambassador, a team member dedicated to helping guests use our digital channels, like the Target mobile app and Cartwheel, and assisting with in-store pickups.