Dollarama has launched a pilot of its first e-commerce website in Quebec. The pilot will offer delivery to home addresses in the province, and customers will also be able to place orders online and then pick up their merchandise at a third-party location.
The company has partnered with UPS, which means customers will be able to have product shipped to any UPS location for pickup. While this service is free of charge, there is still an $18 shipping fee for every order, a company spokesperson told CTV News.
Dollarama’s e-commerce pilot applies to bulk items only and is targeted at small businesses and people looking to buy in bulk, the spokesperson added. The pilot covers about 1000 items regularly sold in stores and does not cover Dollarama’s full product range.
Dollarama will decide on a Canada-wide rollout based on the results of this pilot. The company says no definite timeline has been set for the pilot project.