DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has announced a long-term alliance with FedEx Corp. to provide drop-off and pickup services at thousands of its drug stores. According to Walgreens and FedEx, a small-scale rollout of the service will begin this spring, with the program to become available at thousands of Walgreens locations later this calendar year. By fall 2018 the service is expected to be offered at nearly all of Walgreens’ 8,000 stores.
“Working with FedEx to provide safe and secure delivery locations while making it easy for customers to ship returns and other packages through the FedEx networks is another way we are becoming America’s most loved pharmacy-led health, well-being and beauty retailer,” Reuben Slone, senior vice president of supply chain at Walgreens, said in a statement. “We look forward to providing our customers with these convenient options that will be available whenever the store is open.”
As part of the FedEx Onsite program, consumers will be able to drop off prepackaged and prelabeled shipments at Walgreens stores as well as pick up packages at their local stores.