Target customers aren’t happy after registers shut down at stores across the globe on Saturday afternoon. The retail giant confirmed the news after a torrent of comments on social media, where hundreds of shoppers began complaining about system failures, including on Target’s Instagram page.
The hashtag #targetdown also began trending on Twitter. In response to queries, the company tweeted that it’s resolving the issue: “We are aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed.”
Some customers have remarked that the registers only work after each item has been scanned at least three times. According to shoppers, employees in certain locations have started handing out free food samples and coupons to shoppers waiting in line while the department store attempts to gain control of the situation.
Below, watch FN’s video on shoe designer’s top advice to their younger selves.
Here’s How Much More Your Ugg Boots and Nike Sneakers Could Cost Thanks to Tariffs
Walmart, Macy’s and Target Among 600 Companies Urging Trump to Abandon Tariffs
Target’s New Parental Leave Policy Shows How Heated the Competition for Retail Workers Has Become