Target website, mobile app experienced temporary outage Tuesday afternoon

Source: Target

On Tuesday afternoon, customers looking to shop on retail giant Target‘s website were only met with this message: “We’re sorry! This page is currently unavailable. Please try again later.”

Target’s mobile application also did not load.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, systems seemed to be back to normal. 

The outage was one of several hiccups Target has had with its systems this year.

In June, registers were down for nearly two hours on a Saturday, leaving customers unable to check out. The company later said it was a result of “an internal technology issue.” The issues continued into Sunday, as customers reported not being able to use the card readers. Shares fell nearly 2% after the incident, and one retail industry executive said the company could have lost as much as $100 million in sales that weekend

Some customers complained on social media Tuesday of not being able to use the website or the mobile application.

One customer lamented having Target withdrawals.

According to outage website Down Detector, reports of an outage affected major metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago and New York.

According to an August filing, 7.3% of Target’s sales are digitally originated. Shares of the company have risen 62.6% since the beginning of the year. Target has a market value of $54.9 billion. 

The company did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

— CNBC’s Lauren Thomas contributed to this report. 

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