Dollar Tree Partners With Instacart on Same-Day Delivery

Expands service in as fast as one hour to nearly 13,000 locations
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Dollar Tree Inc., operator of more than 15,500 stores under the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar banners, has partnered with online grocery platform Instacart to offer same-day delivery in as fast as one hour from nearly 7,000 Dollar Tree stores.

Earlier this year, discounter Family Dollar announced its expansion of delivery via Instacart to 6,000 stores.Now, nearly 98 million U.S. households have access to Dollar Tree’s and Family Dollar’s broad and affordable selection of household goods and seasonal decor, pantry and baby essentials, office, party and school supplies, personal care items and more.

“When it comes to major household expenses, we know every dollar counts. That’s why we’re proud to expand our footprint with Dollar Tree and make same-day delivery from this beloved value retailer accessible to more families,” said Carolyn Everson, president of Instacart, in a statement. “Dollar Tree and Family Dollar offer truly unique shopping experiences that give customers more opportunities to save and discover new treasures every day. We’re excited to extend the reach of these leading retailers and bring their incredible selection of discounted goods to more households nationwide.”

“With our focus on best meeting customers’ evolving needs, we are pleased to expand our Instacart partnership to provide even more households across the country with convenience and value on everyday products as well as the party essentials and seasonal items that Dollar Tree is best known for,” said Michael Witynski, president and CEO of Dollar Tree Inc. “Our customers discover new and exciting items every week, which help them celebrate all of life's occasions at an extreme value.”

More and more people are turning to dollar stores to help save on everyday expenses, the company stated. "By delivering Dollar Tree’s incredible selection of discounted goods to more customers nationwide, we’re giving cost-conscious consumers more opportunities to discover new treasures and save everyday via the Instacart marketplace," added the San Francisco-based platform. 

Instacart and Dollar Tree first partnered to launch same-day delivery from Family Dollar in November 2020. Following a successful pilot, the companies expanded the partnership to more than 6,000 Family Dollar stores in January and began testing same-day delivery from Dollar Tree in August. With this expansion, the companies now offer same-day delivery in as fast as one hour from nearly 13,000 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores across 48 states and Washington D.C.

Dollar Tree is the latest discounter to expand its delivery services through the online grocery platform. Earlier this month, Instacart expanded its deep-discount offerings through a new nationwide partnership with 99 Cents Only Stores, delivering from more than 300 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Instacart offers same-day delivery to customers on items from fresh produce to household staples from nearly all 99 Cents store locations.

With the Dollar Tree expansion, Instacart now partners with more than 700 national, regional and local retailers, including unique brand names, to deliver from more than 65,000 stores.




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