Dollar Tree and Instacart launch one-hour delivery

Dollar Tree makes own brands available quicker with Instacart, now offering same-day delivery in an hour or less.
Zachary Russell
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Another retailer has expanded its partnership with Instacart, offering a faster way for shoppers to buy the chain’s private brands. Dollar Tree and the delivery service have expanded the two companies’ partnership to offer same-day delivery in as fast as one hour.

The expanded delivery service will encompass nearly 13,000 Dollar Tree 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. Instacart’s most recent partnerships include a pilot program with Grocery Outlet, and the purchase of Caper AI, an online shopping cart and checkout technology program.

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 of this year.

"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."

Customers can visit 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 time frame.