Major outage impacted checkout lines at Targets worldwide


A sign hangs above a Target store on August 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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A major system outage impacted Target stores across the nation Saturday afternoon, bringing checkout lines at some stores to a standstill.

The outage apparently impacted stores across the globe.

All Targets are now back in business.

In a statement, Target said they are “aware that guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores and their teams “are troubleshooting now.”

Some of the stores have temporarily closed until the outage is resolved, according to several reports on social media.

Employees are telling customers the glitch is impacting payment and inventory systems.

The outage was first reported around 1:45 p.m. ET.

The @AskTarget Twitter account tweeted an update at 2:18 p.m.:

“We are aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed.”


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