Instacart will offer delivery for Family Dollar
Instacart will offer same-day delivery service to more than 6,000 Family Dollar stores under a new partnership with the retailer.
“With this new partnership, customers now have access to same-day delivery of the wide selection of household items, pantry and baby items, electronics, office and school supplies,” personal care items and more in an hour. , ” Instacart stated on a Thursday (February 4th) Press release.
Instacart has already been providing delivery service to 275 Family Dollar stores as part of a pilot program since the end of 2020.
“Same-day delivery is another example of our efforts to better meet the evolving needs of our Family Dollar buyers,” Family Dollar CEO Mike Witynski said in the press release. “We are encouraged by the early results from our pilot stores and are excited to expand the Instacart platform to more than 6,000 Family Dollar stores across the country. “
Customers will be able to place orders of Family dollar through Instacart’s website or mobile app. An Instacart buyer will collect and then deliver the order within a timeframe chosen by the customer. Deliveries can be scheduled over several days or within the hour.
While many retailers have seen their business plummet during the pandemic, Family Dollar has appreciated strong sales.
“Family Dollar offers a variety of low-cost items for the whole family, and we’re proud to partner with them to offer same-day delivery nationwide,” said Chris Rogers, vice president of commerce of Instacart.
Instacart provides delivery service to nearly 600 retailers and 5,500 cities across North America. Its services are available to about 85 percent of U.S. households and 70 percent of Canadian households, he said.
Instacart made the news last month amid reports he was cutting around 1,900 jobs, including those held by Illinois workers who voted last year to join the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union (UFCW) .