Next-day service now available nationwide
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and FedEx Corp. on Thursday announced a nationwide rollout of next-day prescription delivery service, bringing together Walgreens extensive network of neighborhood pharmacy locations with the FedEx air-and-ground delivery network to enhance convenience for patients to fill prescriptions. Walgreens is now the fastest choice for next-day prescription delivery across the nation.
Patients enrolled in text alerts will receive text notification when qualifying prescriptions are ready. Following a simple process on their mobile device, patients can now have their qualifying prescriptions delivered right to their home as early as the next day (for a $4.99 fee nationwide). Same-day delivery is currently available in selected markets and will be expanded in 2019.
“Walgreens is driven by a desire to make health care accessible to all across the thousands of communities we serve. Next-day prescription home delivery is another convenience driver, alongside our industry-leading number of extended-hours pharmacies and one of the most downloaded digital apps in the category, designed to put care in the hands of our patients,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens’ president of operations. “This expansion of our alliance with FedEx illustrates our commitment to making filling prescriptions as fast and easy as possible.”
Walgreens Express allows patients to preview their cost, prepay for eligible prescriptions and choose between home delivery and in-store express pickup. Patients who prefer collecting prescriptions at their local Walgreens can enter a dedicated Richard Ashworth pickup checkout line to receive their prescriptions.
“FedEx and Walgreens are empowering consumers to choose when and where they receive their orders,” said Randy Scarborough, vice president of retail marketing at FedEx Services. “Just as FedEx package pickup and drop-off services at Walgreens locations provide customers with much-needed convenience, the ability to ship prescription medication directly from Walgreens to their homes offers valuable flexibility to best meet individual needs and schedules.”