Walgreens is teaming up with delivery service Postmates to offer on-demand delivery for customers looking for over-the-counter medications, health and wellness, beauty and grocery products in NYC.
Postmates will deliver hundreds of Walgreens’ most popular items from 174 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In the last year, orders from convenience and drugstores have increased by 68%. By collaborating with Walgreens, we are able to provide our customers with even more convenience when it comes to everyday items that they need now,” said Craig Whitmer, VP, Merchant Business Development, Postmates.
Postmates found that its customers are seeking many of the everyday items found at Walgreens. For example, the top items New Yorkers order are Smart Water, Gatorade, San Pellegrino, Tylenol and Pedialyte. During the last flu season, from August 2018 to January 2019, Postmates saw a 173% increase in orders for cough relief items, a 111% increase in sinus relief aids and a 50% spike in soup orders.
“We share Postmates’ commitment to providing customers with convenient, differentiated shopping experiences, and together we can help ensure our customers are getting what they need, when they need it,” said Joe Hartsig, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walgreens. “Particularly as we head into the peak season for flu, being able to bring our customers convenience items as well as cough and cold relief directly to their home can take the stress out of being sick.”