OUWA.org – Amazon Pharmacy Business Adds Online Store, Free Delivery For Prime Members. Amazon is launching a replacement online store called “Amazon Pharmacy” that permits its U.S. customers to order prescribed drugs to their homes with its Prime customers receiving free delivery of their medications.
Under the new service announced Tuesday, Amazon said Prime members “receive free two-day delivery and up to 80% savings when paying without insurance,” the web retail giant said during a statement. “Customers can now purchase prescription medications through the Amazon online store – convenient and reliable access, without leaving home.” (Read also Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy, a delivery service for prescription medications)
The move is that the latest effort by Amazon to tap into the healthcare business after earlier this year testing a replacement thanks to controlling prescription costs and improve medication adherence for its U.S. employees. and therefore the new Amazon Pharmacy service is certain to bring more pressure on big drugstore chains CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Walmart that are investing more in their home medication delivery and digital health operations in anticipation of Amazon’s moves.
Amazon quite two years ago announced plans to launch a replacement venture with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to enhance healthcare for the quite 1 million employees of all three giant corporations. Also in 2018, Amazon bought the fast-growing online pharmacy PillPack and gained a valuable regulatory entry point into the growing U.S. prescription business.
“PillPack has provided exceptional pharmacy service for people with chronic health conditions for over six years,” Doug Herrington, senior vice chairman of North American Consumer at Amazon said Tuesday. “Now, we’re expanding our pharmacy offering to Amazon.com, which can help more customers save time, economize, simplify their lives, and feel healthier.”
Executives said Amazon Pharmacy enables customers to finish the whole “entire pharmacy transaction on their desktop or mobile device through the Amazon App” employing a secure pharmacy profile that gives the power to feature insurance information, payment options, and prescription management. “Prime members receive unlimited, free two-day delivery on orders from Amazon Pharmacy included with their membership,” Amazon said in its announcement.
“We designed Amazon Pharmacy to place customers first – bringing Amazon’s customer obsession to an industry which will be inconvenient and confusing,” TJ Parker, vice chairman of Amazon Pharmacy said within the retailer’s announcement. “We exerting behind the scenes to handle complications seamlessly so anyone who needs a prescription can understand their options, place their order for rock bottom available price, and have their medication delivered quickly.”