Walgreens is making ready for a battle with Amazon. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain introduced this week that it’s partnering with FedEx to supply quick drug distribution.
Because of Walgreens Specific sufferers will have the ability to receive prescriptions delivered to their houses as shortly as the following day. Purchasers will obtain a textual content message as soon as the prescriptions have been accomplished and might select to have them despatched to their houses or picked up at one of many firm's workplaces through an categorical supply line.
Walgreens additionally gives same-day deliveries in a number of cities together with New York, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Gainesville, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. He’ll develop this choice subsequent yr.
Walgreens is increasing its providers to compete with each established and new entrants. The principle competitor of Walgreens (and the biggest US chain), CVS, entered right into a partnership with the US Postal Service earlier this yr. As for Walgreens Specific, the CVS provide is $ four.99 for one supply, with a lead time of 1 to 2 days.
In the meantime, Amazon, did the acquisition of PillPack a start-up pharmacy enterprise, in the course of the summer season.