Family Dollar goes national with same-day delivery
A leading discounter is the latest in a growing line of retailers outside the grocery sector l to partner with Instacart.
Family Dollar is expanding a 275-store pilot of same-day delivery that it launched with online delivery platform Instacart in late 2020 to more than 6,000 store across the U.S. With this new collaboration, Family Dollar customers now have access to same-day delivery of the retailer’s selection of household goods, pantry and baby essentials, electronics, office and school supplies, personal care items and more in as fast as an hour.
Many other chains not operating in Instacart’s core grocery/CPG vertical have started providing same-day delivery via the platform since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020. Notable examples include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Sephora, Staples, and Big Lots.
Family Dollar customers can visit a dedicated Family Dollar page on the Instacart site or download the Instacart app on their mobile device. For all orders, an Instacart shopper will pick and deliver the order within the customer’s chosen delivery time frame – in as fast as an hour, or days in advance.
“Providing same-day delivery is another example of our efforts to better meet the evolving needs of our Family Dollar shoppers,” stated Mike Witynski, president and CEO of Family Dollar parent Dollar Tree Inc. “We are encouraged by the initial results of our pilot stores, and are pleased to expand the Instacart platform to more than 6,000 Family Dollar stores across the country.”
“Customers rely on Instacart to get all the groceries and goods they need delivered to their door safely and conveniently. Whether stocking up the fridge or pantry, enhancing a home office or virtual school space, or buying everyday at-home essentials, we know value and affordability are top of mind for people across the country,” said Chris Rogers, VP of retail at Instacart. “Family Dollar offers a variety of low-cost items for the entire family, and we’re proud to partner with them to offer same-day delivery nationwide.”
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar operates more than 7,800 stores in primarily rural and urban settings across 46 states. Instacart partners with nearly 600 national, regional and local retailers to deliver from more than 45,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America.