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
Terrible video but had to share. Employees handing out chips. Starbucks handing out drinks. Customers offering their baskets to strangers trying to hold all of their items. Sometimes the most uncomfortable situations can actually bring out the best of human nature. #targetdown pic.twitter.com/iI3owraDoX— Hunter Sowards (@huntersowards3) June 15, 2019
Social media users reported cash registers were not functioning properly and posted images of long lines. Some stores have started handing out free Starbucks and popcorn for the frustrated customers waiting in line. Lots of people have abandoned their carts and gave up on waiting.
It's not clear what caused the outage. Target has 1,800 locations in the United States, and a large presence in India.