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Walgreens Collaborates Uber Technologies Inc (UBER), DoorDash Inc, Etc. To Launch Same-Day Delivery

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has partnered with Uber Technologies Inc (UBER), DoorDash Inc, and others to launch same-day delivery under two hours for its retail products in the United States. The same-day purchases placed via its app or online will be packed by store workers and delivered by delivery partners. Customers will pay a delivery fee of $7.99 that will go to Walgreens, and there will be no minimum order amount.

“Our goal is really to get it as low for the customer as possible. Over the next couple of months we will obviously be refining the price point and strategy behind that based on what we see,” stated Walgreens’ vice president of digital commerce, Stefanie Kruse in an interview.

Kruse did not provide financial details about the company’s contracts with Uber, DoorDash, and other delivery firms but informed that they have been chosen because they have the geographic reach to fulfill the needs of 9000 Walgreens’ stores.

Rivals including Walmart (WMT) and CVS Healthcare (CVS) have been offering products to doorsteps within hours, since the start of the pandemic as shoppers have become increasingly accustomed to quick-turn delivery.

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. To learn more about Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Page.

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(Read Original Story: Walgreens teams up with DoorDash, Uber to roll out same-day delivery in Reuters)


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