After working with Uber on a new vaccine scheduling option through the Uber app, Walgreens has grown its relationship with the logistics company to provide customers throughout the U.S. with merchandise directly through the Uber Eats platform.
An assortment of products, from over-the-counter medications to household essentials – in addition to beauty and personal care/health and wellness items – are available for delivery from the pharmacy retailer through Uber, according to a Tuesday (June 15) announcement.
“Our collaboration with Uber for on-demand delivery through both Walgreens and Uber’s channels, as well as integrated vaccine scheduling, gives customers simple and easy ways to put their health and well-being needs at the forefront – which will continue to be important to them as we emerge from the pandemic,” Stefanie Kruse, vice president, digital commerce and omnichannel at Walgreens, said in the announcement.
To order merchandise from the retailer for delivery, customers can open the Uber Eats app, select the convenience or pharmacy icons, choose Walgreens and start shopping. Uber Eats and Walgreens are offering a discount to customers for orders of at least $30 for a limited time to celebrate the rollout.
“From on-demand delivery of essentials to hassle-free vaccine scheduling all at the touch of a button, we’re focused on eliminating barriers that burden customers’ everyday lives, helping them go anywhere and get anything instantly,” Raj Beri, Uber’s head of grocery delivery, said in the announcement.
The news comes as Instacart revealed in May that it had grown its relationship with 7-Eleven. With the expansion, it was reported that the online grocery platform would deliver from nearly 6,000 7-Eleven locations throughout the country, reaching nearly 60 million households.
“Today, consumers nationwide can choose from thousands of essential products from 7-Eleven – including pantry staples, household items, alcohol, snacks, over-the-counter medication and more – to be delivered from the store to their door,” Instacart said in a May news release.