Dollar General announced a partnership with DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery of household essential items.
Dollar General today announced a partnership with DoorDash, the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform, to offer on-demand delivery of household essential items, including food, snacks, cleaning supplies, and more, at everyday low prices customers trust Dollar General to provide.
The arrangement highlights many realities of American life, both pre- and peri-pandemic. For some people, it could open up access and independence that otherwise wasn’t available because they live somewhere without Instacart or a fleet of electric Ubers.
Shoppers can order products, including food, snacks and cleaning supplies, for same-day delivery through the DoorDash app or website. Dollar General is not requiring a time slot or minimum order value, and through Nov. 24 customers can get 30% off their first Dollar General order where the subtotal is at least $20.
Dollar General’s aggressive move into the delivery space comes right on the heels of rival Dollar Tree’s partnership with Instacart for same-day delivery from 7,000 locations, which was announced earlier in November. Dollar Tree’s other banner, Family Dollar, unveiled a similar offering from 6,000 of its brick-and-mortar stores in February 2021.
“At Dollar General, we strive to make shopping hassle-free and affordable, and our partnership with DoorDash reiterates DG’s commitment to provide convenient and contactless options,” said Emily Taylor, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “We look forward to providing both existing and new customers with an even faster and more convenient way to experience all that DG has to offer.”
“Our platform was designed to connect consumers to their communities, providing increased access to food, everyday essentials, and other local goods,” said Tom Pickett, chief revenue officer at DoorDash. “We are thrilled to partner with Dollar General to provide customers across the country with convenient access to the everyday essentials they need at the affordable price points they have come to trust. With this partnership, we are proud to expand our services to areas that traditionally have not had access to same-day delivery.”