Following yesterday’s unexpected and still unexplained crash of Target.com — not to mention all the other problems the site has had since launching in late August — the website’s president, Steve Eastman has “left the company to pursue other opportunities.” We’re going to assume those other opportunities involve “looking for a job” and “catching up on Breaking Bad.”
Remarkably, a Target rep tells the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Eastman’s departure isn’t performance-related.
Since Target relaunched its website in August — after nearly a decade of selling its wares online through Amazon — it has been plagued with glitches.
The most high-profile problem occurred in mid-September when the rush to purchase items from the new Missoni for Target line crashed the site.
But the problems continued, including further crashes, missing items and mysterious debit card charges… and re-charges… and re-charges.
It remains to be seen what sort of impact these very public bungles will have on Target’s holiday sales.
Target.com president departs suddenly [StarTribune.com]