- CVS has launched prescription delivery that will reach you as soon as the next day
- The retailer joins Walgreens, Kroger and many other companies in offering the service
- Online shopping spurred the trend and paves the way for goods to be dropped at your doorstep
- Medicine delivery is nothing new as community pharmacies have done it for a while
CVS has jumped on the doorstep delivery bandwagon. The pharmacy has launched a prescription delivery service that will get medicine to you as soon as the next day. They join Walgreens and their one day service, and supermarket chain Kroger, which has pharmacies inside the stores, which offers same-day and next-day delivery.
You can thank the online shopping boom for the growing trend. As we shop for more things online, we get them faster. Grocery delivery services got hot and now it’s the pharmacys’ turn.
CVS started testing the idea in big cities like New York and Boston and now the rollout is nationwide. Some meds are excluded, but over the counter items can be added to your order. You’ll need their app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store.
Of course, prescription delivery is nothing new, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. 72-percent of locally owned pharmacies have offered the service for a while.