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Walgreens To Offer Prescription Refills Via Camera Phone

Walgreens To Offer Prescription Refills Via Camera Phone
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The pharmacy provides a simple but highly useful innovation via its new mobile application.

Paloma M. Vazquez
  • 2 february 2011

In a simple but incredibly useful move, Walgreens has announced its new mobile app will allow customers to refill prescriptions by photographing the barcode from their mobile phone, or by just keying in the prescription code. The app also offers the following features:

  • New Express Refills by Scan: Point. Scan. Pick up. Capture a prescription bar code from your phone and we’ll have your refill ready to pick up.
  • Pharmacy: Refill prescriptions from your account history or simply by entering your prescription number. Get a text alert when your prescription is ready for pickup.
  • Flu Shot & Store Locator: Trying to find a flu shot? Our flu shot locator will help you find the closest Walgreens or Take Care ClinicSM.
  • Photo: Order prints directly from your iPhone® or AndroidTM mobile phone.

Probably not the most creative, riveting news. But simple, useful innovation doesn’t have to be. Much like Chase’s check deposit feature from their mobile app, this mobile feature will save customers time and annoyance – and possibly increase the likelihood of their repeat business (possibly more so than an average ad) at Walgreen’s by keeping things valuable and easy.

[via Walgreens and Picturephoning.com]

Top image by SNWEB.ORG Photography, LLC.

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