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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Target introduces personal concierge service. Shoppers who want high quality items can finally get help on which stores to go to   (startribune.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Target, concierges, department stores, curve fitting, Geek Squad, rewards programs  
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2013-06-05 09:38:28 AM  
Can they get me some hookers and blow?
 
2013-06-05 11:45:17 AM  
As long as they aren't spraying perfume on people who walk by, I'm okay with this.
 
2013-06-05 12:41:38 PM  
There's one major flaw to their plan:  Cosmetic shoppers at Macy's & Nordstrom's usually use the girls at the counters for free makeovers.  MAYBE they'll buy something but, for the most part, everyone knows what colors they're looking for.  When we buy stuff, it's usually to replace something that ran out.

Even if these "concierges" are REALLY good at upselling & cross-selling, they'll be so bogged down by people looking for freebie makeovers or makeup advice, they won't have time to make a sale.
 
2013-06-05 05:11:59 PM  
Thanks to Google Shopping Express I don't have to set foot in Target anymore.
 
2013-06-05 05:31:52 PM  
You might be surprised. I ran into the wife of a mega-millions contract basketball player whom I knew from her son being in little league at Target one day. The guy was genuine and did his best to keep the kids grounded and not "entitled".
 
2013-06-05 10:41:09 PM  
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