ATLANTA – An IT problem in Target stores caused a shutdown of the system across the country, which caused customers to wait for long lines on Saturday afternoon.
"We are aware that customers are currently unable to shop at Target stores," officials said in a statement. "Our teams are solving the problems and we apologize for this inconvenience and we will provide you with an update as soon as possible."
We are aware that customers are not currently able to shop at Target stores. Our teams do the troubleshooting and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide you with an update as soon as possible.
– Target (@Target) June 15, 2019
Some customers in Atlanta reported long waits, but congratulated Target's employees for handling the situation patiently.
I did it !! Accessories at Atlanta Edgewood @target the staff to be so great (and not the woman who tried to say that she was one of the originals and I was not there). #boughtthestore #TargetAlwaysWins https://t.co/X33VXE1W90 pic.twitter.com/fgA4pbKU33
– Beth Yates (@BethNYates) June 15, 2019
We wait 90 minutes to check, all Target employees were great!
– Al Reid (@AlReid_ATL) June 15, 2019
Other Atlanta area customers reported that Starbucks employees were distributing free samples of drinks to customers on hold.
Same thing with our target !! But I still had my gorilla sprinkler 🙂 and the Starbucks was going around to distribute all kinds of drink samples to everyone !!!
– Holly Yates (@hollli) June 15, 2019
Around 4 pm, some customers reported that the Atlanta stores were operational again.
– Erica Russell Eby (@ericarusselleby) June 15, 2019
The computer problem has since been solved.
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