As competitors Amazon and Walmart enter its marketplace and bring their last-mile delivery services, Walgreens is partnering with FedEx to offer next-day at-home prescription delivery at all of its 9,000+ locations

In the recent past, large pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS had a near monopoly on the pharmacy business. Now, like so many other retailers, drug stores are being pushed by ecommerce players such as Amazon to improve and speed up the service they offer to customers. Accordingly, Walgreens recently announced a partnership with FedEx to better the speed and flexibility of its prescription delivery.

The move comes after CVS announced its delivery service in June of this year. Now Walgreens customers can have their prescriptions next-day delivered for a flat cost of $4.99, and he store will also offer same-day delivery on a sliding scale of payment. Prescriptions now can be picked up either in store or dropped off at the consumer's house.

In addition, customers can opt to receive texts from Walgreens, who will alert them when prescriptions are ready, and then can decide to have them delivered or pick them up. Walgreens' FedEx integration will now allow the pharmacy to offer the service at all of its 9,560 locations.

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In the recent past, large pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS had a near monopoly on the pharmacy business. Now, like so many other retailers, drug stores are being pushed by ecommerce players such as Amazon to improve and speed up the service they offer to customers. Accordingly, Walgreens recently announced a partnership with FedEx to better the speed and flexibility of its prescription delivery.

The move comes after CVS announced its delivery service in June of this year. Now Walgreens customers can have their prescriptions next-day delivered for a flat cost of $4.99, and he store will also offer same-day delivery on a sliding scale of payment. Prescriptions now can be picked up either in store or dropped off at the consumer's house.