Budget-conscious shoppers in 48 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces frequent approximately 16,000 Dollar Tree stores on a daily basis.
The business, which was established in 1986, has grown rapidly by offering an assortment of random, low-cost goods all priced at around $1 each. This was bumped up to $1.25 at many locations due to global supply chain issues that occurred around the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like other bargain stores, Dollar Tree often purchases liquidated items at steep discounts and makes its margin due to high-volume sales. This means that employees are often left moving, stacking, and storing tons of boxes every few days, which can often lead to frustrated workers airing their grievances with the chain’s workflow on social media.
Dollar Tree customers have complained about the “cramped” nature of some of its stores, as shoppers may often find it difficult to walk comfortably through the aisles of the store due to the sheer volume of boxes blocking their pathways.
Many budget stores like Dollar Tree have become increasingly popular due to a worsening U.S. economy that saw record-high levels of inflation in the summer of 2022, which led shoppers to turn to the store for groceries. As a result, it appears that in some markets, Dollar Tree stores have bolstered its supermarket offerings, giving customers a place to not only purchase low-cost various and sundry items, but food for themselves and their families as well.
Several of these shoppers have taken to the internet to share their cost-saving hacks—while others have roasted the store for its disorganized aisles. Even Dollar Tree employees have shared posts on the working conditions that lead to such shopping experiences.
‘My Dollar Tree must be broken’: Woman finds disguised brand-name beauty products and holiday sets at Dollar Tree
'Our Dollar Tree has nothing like this.'
On Dec 1, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo
‘Jackpot’: Woman finds brand-name beauty products disguised in different packaging at Dollar Tree
'I can’t believe they have them!'
On Nov 28, 2023 by Melody Heald
Woman shares $20 Thanksgiving dinner made entirely out of Dollar Tree ingredients
‘You are the perfect example of making the best of what you got.’
On Nov 19, 2023 by Alexandra Samuels
‘Never ever have I seen one look like this’: Shopper praised for showing what a ‘real Dollar Tree’ looks like
'All three of mine looks exactly like this.'
On Nov 18, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘Dollar Tree boutta be GMC’: Customer shows all the low-cost protein drinks and supplements for ‘gym rats’ he finds
'These Dollar Store deals are INSANE for gym rats.'
On Nov 13, 2023 by Angela Littlefield
‘But they only pay like $9’: Dollar Tree puts sign-up sheet outside for ‘National Hiring Day.’ Only 1 person applies and it’s for CEO position
'Hey he got goals, nuttin wrong with that.'
On Oct 20, 2023 by Braden Bjella
‘Don’t be fooled’: Shopper shows how name-brand beauty products are disguised at Dollar Tree
'Consider me influenced.'
On Oct 17, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo
‘It feels like such an invasion of privacy’: Dollar Tree worker calls out name tags for giving customers his information
'You already can see me and that's more than I want.'
On Oct 17, 2023 by Angela Littlefield
‘Club Dolla Tree’: Dollar Tree customer calls out the music playing in-store. Why’s it so loud?
'To distract you from all the inventory sitting in the [aisle].'
On Oct 17, 2023 by Braden Bjella
Does Dollar Tree take Apple Pay?
Dollar Tree has a number of ways to pay. Is Apple Pay one of them?
On Oct 12, 2023 by Kahron Spearman
‘The Dollar Tree version is more sturdy’: Shopper shares 10 Amazon items that are cheaper at Dollar Tree
‘The only thing you will find at my local dollar tree is a mess!!’
On Oct 11, 2023 by Nina Hernandez
Customer shares Walmart, Target items you can get for cheaper at Dollar Tree
‘Wish I would’ve seen this in August before college move in!!’
On Oct 10, 2023 by Maya Wray
‘From somebody who has $4.65 in their bank account, thank you’: Dollar Tree shopper shares how to get 3 dinners for only $5
'This account has saved me more than once.'
On Oct 7, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘You want to look out for these black-and-white packages’: Shopper shows how name-brand beauty products are disguised at Dollar Tree
‘HUGE HUGE tip right here!!’
On Sep 25, 2023 by Maya Wray