Walgreens is getting deeper into the prescription-delivery wars.
On Thursday, the drug store giant stated it partnered with FedEx to do nationwide, next-day prescription shipment. At the start, the service will be offered at 7,100 of Walgreens’ 9,560 drug stores. Same-day shipment is offered in Dallas, Chicago, New York City City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale.
Walgreens is up versus stiff competitors for clients, taking on versus Amazon, which is entering the drug store organisation through its acquisition of the online drug store PillPack; CVS Health, which is making a huge bet on the health care element of its organisation through the acquisition of the insurance provider Aetna; and naturally the retail giant Walmart Next-day shipment will cost clients $4.99 A Walgreens representative stated same-day shipment charges will differ, however will be priced competitively. In the past, Walgreens has actually used shipment, though generally not as rapidly. It’s likewise had a relationship with FedEx in which Walgreens established counters in its shops where clients can drop off and get bundles.
Clients who choose into getting texts from Walgreens will get an alert when a prescription is prepared, and after that can choose to have it provided rather of entering into the shop.
CVS Health is taking a comparable technique. In June, CVS stated it would provide next-day shipment, with drug stores in some cities like New York and San Francisco offering a same-day shipment service. One-to-two day service, CVS stated, would cost $4.99, while same-day expenses $8.99
The relocation came right prior to Amazon got PillPack PillPack sends by mail prescriptions that are packaged together based on when they require to be taken, putting it in a great area to manage prescriptions for senior individuals who tend to have more prescriptions.