Retail Roundup—Target's app for staff; USPS pilots Sunday delivery

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Target has rolled out an app that helps staff order products online for customers when an item is not available in-store.

Amazon kicks off 50 days of holiday deals

Amazon kicked off its 50 straight days of holiday deals on Nov. 1, with more than one hundred million items available for free shipping. Starting Nov. 8, Prime members will also have access to Amazon Key, a new service that will allow packages to be delivered inside the home without the customer needing to be there. (Business Wire)

USPS pilots Sunday delivery for holidays

The U.S. Postal Service wants to boost its holiday business by offering next-day service on Sundays for participating retailers. The program will be available in 20 U.S. cities and allows consumers to place online orders with participating retailers before a cutoff time on Saturday. Postal carriers will then pick up the items from local stores for delivery on Sunday. (The Seattle Times)

Burberry creative director steps down

Burberry's creative direct Christopher Bailey has announced he will leave the company after giving the CEO role to Marco Gobbetti. Bailey's departure late next year will end the power-sharing arrangement, which gave Gobbetti the CEO role in July after he left LVMH's Celine. (Bloomberg)

Target app for staff helps with online orders

Target has a new app called myCheckout that allows store staff to process online transactions on a customer's behalf when merchandise is unavailable in-store. The app runs on a handheld device that has a credit card reader for taking payments. The item is then shipped directly to the customer's home. (TechCrunch)

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