Walgreens Uses Crowdsourced Delivery Service To Get Cold Medicine To Sufferers
A new partnership with TaskRabbit facilitates the home delivery of over-the-counter remedies.
Announced on January 7, 2014, Walgreens has partnered with TaskRabbit, an online marketplace for outsourcing simple tasks, to make it easier for customers to get cold remedies delivered to their homes.
The way it works is simple. With the new partnership in place, those who are at home sick can use the TaskRabbit mobile app and platform to order medicine directly from the nearest Walgreens location. And as with other items posted on the platform, a nearby neighbor, or “TaskRabbit,” completes the task and receives payment less a 20% service fee.