Walgreens teaming up with FedEx for new prescription delivery service

Walgreens to link up with FedEx on next-day drug...

"This announcement builds upon the collaboration and our existing platform, where FedEx team members are in our stores multiple times per day, so the handling and delivery of prescriptions will be a very efficient and fast process, consistent across the nation", Morry Smulevitz, VP of Business and Operations Communications at Walgreens, told me.

Patients enrolled in text alerts will receive text notification when qualifying prescriptions are ready.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said on Thursday it would partner with FedEx Corp to launch a next-day delivery service for prescription drugs nationwide, giving it a leg up as Amazon threatens to shake-up the sector. The Deerfield, Illinois, company started offering deliveries in several markets in October.

Walgreens customers across the US can now have their prescriptions delivered to their home as early as the next day for a $4.99 fee.

"Our goal is to make filling prescriptions as fast and easy as possible for patients".

The delivery service is part of Walgreens Express, which also lets customers preview the cost of their prescriptions and prepay for those that are eligible.

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Walgreens and FedEx Corp. began a partnership previous year where the drugstore chain started offering package drop-off and pick-up services at several thousand stores. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and CVS Health both run more than 9,000 US locations. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

Even before the e-commerce giant announced the acquisition, pharmacies had anticipated that Amazon would branch out into delivering prescription drugs. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice.

PillPack is an online pharmacy which operates in all 50 U.S. states and offers pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery. Orders must be received by 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Amazon has always been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business, and its entry could disrupt a business dominated by large American chains such as CVS and Walgreens. Same-day delivery is available in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale.

Extended hour pharmacies are those open 14 hours or more daily.

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