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10/28/2021

Dollar Tree expands one-hour delivery nationwide

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Dollar Tree is building on an existing same-day delivery partnership with Instacart.

A leading discount retailer now offers same-day delivery in as fast as one hour from nearly 13,000 stores across the U.S.

Dollar Tree Inc. is expanding an existing partnership with online delivery platform Instacart to offer same-day delivery in as fast as one hour in 48 states and Washington, D.C. Dollar Tree first teamed up with Instacart to launch same-day delivery from its Family Dollar banner in November 2020.

Following a successful pilot, the companies expanded the partnership to more than 6,000 Family Dollar stores in January 2021, and began testing same-day delivery from stores in its Dollar Tree banner in August 2021. With the latest expansion, the companies now offer same-day delivery in as fast as one hour from nearly 13,000 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in reach of nearly 98 million U.S. households.

To begin shopping from Dollar Tree for same-day delivery via Instacart, customers can visit the dedicated Dollar Tree page on the Instacart site or select the Dollar Tree storefront on the Instacart app. For all orders, an Instacart shopper will pick and deliver the order within the customer's chosen delivery timeframe.

Same-day delivery assortment will include Dollar Tree's and Family Dollar's selection of household goods and seasonal decor, pantry and baby essentials, office, party and school supplies, personal care items and more.

Dollar Tree is increasing the availability of in-store inventory for online order fulfillment as it improves internal supply chain communications. The retailer recently said it will implement the Relex demand forecasting and replenishment solution across all of its 15,800 stores and 26 distribution centers in North America to improve collaboration between stores and corporate central planning personnel.

"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," stated 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."

"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. "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."

Dollar Tree operated 15,865 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of July 31, 2021. Stores operate under the banners of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. Instacart partners with more than 700 national, regional and local retailers in the U.S. and Canada to deliver from more than 65,000 stores.