Target customers experienced delays in their Father’s Day eve shopping after widespread outages took out cash registers.
The company acknowledged the problem, saying on Twitter, “We are aware that guests are are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores. Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience.”
Hours later, the company reported the issue had been resolved and that it had been an “internal technology issue.” The company further stated the issue was not related to a data breach and guest information had not been compromised.
At least three of the five Target stores in Fresno experienced outages to cashing systems.
Shoppers who went online to report the issues said the cash registers were not working. They reported long lines.
The website DownDetector.com, which tracks technology outages, showed areas shaded in red and orange, where outages were the most widespread. The map appeared to show the issues in U.S. stores only.
Images posted to social media showed some Target stores closed for the day. In some stores, shoppers were offered free popcorn and snacks for the wait.