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Here’s everything you need to know about Canton’s DashMart

 Here’s everything you need to know about Canton’s DashMart

The Canton Center DashMart is just the 10th to open in Michigan.

Smiles and pleasantries greeted DoorDashers who entered Canton’s newest grocery and convenience shopping business on a recent afternoon.

The feel-good welcomes were courtesy of Westland native Andrea Faison, the site manager for DashMart by DoorDash, which opened in August at 6111 N. Canton Center Road in the building formerly occupied by Fraser Bicycle.

Replacing the wide variety of bicycles in the spacious building are multi-tiered racks of brand-name and locally-produced food and beverage items, which can be ordered on the DashMart app and either picked up by consumers or delivered by DoorDashers.

“Members of the community can gain easy access to the items in our warehouse on our app — everything from munchies, ice cream and chips to household essentials and pet-care supplies,” said Faison. “We even have a boutique section where you can order fresh-cut flowers and different gift and goodie baskets for birthdays or get-well situations.”

Open every day from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., DashMarts strive to stock their shelves with locally-produced products.

Goal: partner with local businesses

Faison said Buddy’s Pizza and Stroh’s Ice Cream are just two of the local brands that can be ordered on the app.

“We want to work with local businesses as much as possible,” she said.

The DashMart concept was started in 2020. The Canton location is the 10th in Michigan.

“Ferndale was the first to open in Michigan and is No. 1 in the state in orders,” Faison said. “But we’re growing quickly.”

Canton DashMart site manager Andrea Faison.
Canton DashMart site manager Andrea Faison

Consumers are not permitted to enter the section of the facility where the items are arranged and make in-person purchases.

The concept’s top assets are the wide variety of items consumers can order and the quicker turnaround time from the moment the order is placed online to the drop-off time because unlike services like InstaCart, DashMart has its own freshly-stocked locations where orders are fulfilled.

DashMart’s micro-fulfillment centers — like the one in Canton — allow employees to start packing the order once it is received, reducing turnaround time, Faison explained.

“We’ve received a great reception from the community so far,” said Faison, “which tells me this area needed a center like this.”

Like a grocery store without the wait

DashMart offers pretty much everything available at a grocery store, she said, with the exception of one offering that is about to be added to the DashMart app.

“We don’t offer alcohol yet, but that is going to be available soon,” she said. “We’ll start off with beer and wine. There’s seems to be a demand for that.”

Faison said the No. 1 items in demand so far have been munchies and ice cream.

To order from DashMart, visit its app.

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