Target shoppers unable to make purchases due to nationwide register outage

Sheri Evans
June 16, 2019

"We will provide an update as soon as possible".

Target customers across the country are tweeting that the big box retailer is experiencing a nationwide computer malfunction that has caused numerous stores' registers to stop working on Saturday.

Meanwhile, some shoppers say that although they're frustrated, Target and its employees are helping them make the most of it.

Nancy Yang, a digital producer from MPR news in Minnesota, tweeted an image of an error message on a Target register.

The website downdetector.com has a heat map that shows Target outages from coast-to-coast, including Alabama.

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Some of those who had procrastinated buying gifts for their dads made last-minute plans to bring their dollars to other retailers.

A store clerk in Chicago told WXYZ cashiers are now working to service customers manually.

Target employees are working to service customers manually. Some stores offered snacks for customers left waiting, with many shoppers eventually forced to give up and leave behind their groceries.

"Craziest shift ever", tweeted a Target employee named Marschelle.

"After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue, and no guest information was compromised at any time", the spokeswoman said in a statement.

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