DoorDash introduces DashMart grocery & convenience store

DoorDash is launching a new DashMart concept that offers its partners and customers a far wider range of items delivered to their doors, as well as giving restaurants and merchants the chance to sell retail products and reach more customers in new ways.

DashMart is a virtual store that delivers everyday essentials, groceries, and local products. Located in the “Convenience Tab” on the DoorDash app or DoorDash.com, DashMart is described as a one-stop shop that provides fast and affordable deliveries of over 2,000 items.

DashMart carries everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, pantry staples, household essentials, and more. In addition, it offers local merchant products, and depending on their location, customers can browse from a selection of local products.

It is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily in North Toronto, London, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Kitchener, with more locations popping up in the upcoming year.  

A DoorDash release says the concept has been launched with the aim of meeting rising customer demand. It has since signed on national and regional convenience stores across Canada.

DoorDash is also working to donate excess grocery and perishable items to local communities through non-profits and food banks. 

“We accelerated our launch into the grocery and convenience categories amidst the pandemic to address a heightened consumer need for household essentials on demand. Now we are excited to offer customers a one-stop shopping experience with fast, affordable deliveries,” said Shilpa Arora, GM of Canada. “Most importantly, we’ve seen from our DashMart locations in the U.S., that restaurants and local merchants can find success selling their retail products and reaching online customers in new ways or for the first time.” 

DashMart is available on DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription service that offers members unlimited free delivery fees and reduced service fees on orders over $12 from hundreds of thousands of local and national businesses nationwide.