Shoppers were stuck in line at Target Stores across the nation as cash registers quit working Saturday morning.
It wasn’t long before customers were abandoning those red carts full of merchandise or standing in lines wrapping around the store.
The company sent out a tweet about the problem just after 9 a.m. pacific time apparently suffering from a ‘systems issue.’
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
KSBY News reached out to the Target Store in San Luis Obispo to see how the system wide failure had affected their store. An employee told us their cash registers were down for approximately 3 hours.
The news quickly spread across social media as the #TargetDown became popular.
— Jeff Clark (@thejeffclark) June 15, 2019
By 1 p.m., operations at the San Luis Obispo Target Store had resumed and all registers were working.
CNN reports it’s not clear how many Target stores were affected or what caused the outage.
The company’s corporate office did not immediately respond to requests for details about the issue.
Target has 1,800 locations in the United States and a presence in India.