Dash's Markets is launching an online shopping service called Dash's Delivers. The retailer will begin delivery on April 12 in the Buffalo area, as well as offer in-store pickup at all four locations.
"With Dash's Delivers, customers can shop online in just minutes, making it easier than ever to access and enjoy Dash's Market," Owner Joe Dash told Progressive Grocer.
Shoppers can place orders online and then in-store employees will assemble the order for pick-up or delivery. Online shoppers will have access to all products carried in the store. And same-day orders are available if they are placed at least four hours in advance.
Although the online prices may differ from product prices in-store, sale items and advertised discounts will be honored online. In-store pickup requires a minimum order of $40, with a $2.99 fee, and home delivery is a $40 minimum, with a $4.99 fee.
Through the online site, customers can create shopping lists, place repeat orders and send reminders for when a product runs low.
Dash's first launched a click-and-collect service last fall, making it the first traditional grocery store in the area to offer curbside pick-up.
Grocery delivery is an emerging trend among U.S. grocers as they try to compete with grocery delivery services such as AmazonFresh (NASDAQ:AMZN), Instacart and FreshDirect.
-See this Progressive Grocer article
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