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Curbside Pickup Will Play a ‘Premiere Role’ in the Future of Retail, Analysts Say

It’s hard to compete with the convenience of e-commerce, but for omnichannel retailers with large fleets of physical stores, curbside pickup offers many of the same advantages.
Walmart shoppers can now pick up their orders without leaving their cars at more than 2,000 locations nationwide, a number that the company aims to increase to more than 3,000 by year-end. Earlier this month, Target announced a rollout of its Drive Up program to more than 1,100 stores, with plans to expand to other cities throughout the country later this year.
And while these chains may be ahead of the pack on curbside pickup, thanks to their deep pockets and large brick-and-mortar footprints, other retailers will likely follow suit: in a new report, the investment banking firm Cowen forecasts that the channel will drive $30 to $35 billion in sales by 2020, and at least 25 percent of Americans will have tried it. (As of February 2019, 13 percent of Walmart shoppers and 10 percent of Target shoppers had tried the service, according to the firm’s research.)
“Curbside has incredibly high satisfaction scores as the service saves shoppers time, eliminates the need to enter stores and eliminates the friction of searching aisles for products, as

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