In order to give a lift to its store’s sales in the coming holiday season, Target has added Apple’s iPad to its inventory and has started selling the same.
With the inclusion of iPad, Target Corp., which is located in Minneapolis, has become the largest carrier of it, after Best Buy Co., who had been selling iPad since its launch, in April.
The models of Apple’s iPad that the store has commenced selling include 16-, 32- and 64-gigabyte versions of both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models. The price of the product starts from $499 and is applicable for in-store buying only. However, the prices are same, as offered by any Apple retail store.
In the first three months of the device’s launch, Apple was able to sell about 3.3 million units of iPads in the market and as per some analysts, more than 5 million iPads would be sold in the quarter that ended in September. The slow pace of the economy doesn’t seem to have an impact on the demand for the tablets.
Chetna Parikh, electronics team member at Target said, "We hope to sell a lot more later this week, once people are more aware that we carry it".