Walgreens is preparing for a fight with Amazon. The country's second largest pharmacy chain announced this week that it has partnered with FedEx to offer a quick drug delivery.
Through Walgreens Express, patients can get prescriptions home as fast as the next day. Customers receive an SMS notification when the prescriptions are filled, and can either have them sent to their homes or pick them up via an express pick line at one of the company's locations.
Walgreens also offers a same-day delivery to a handful of cities including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Gainesville, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. She will expand this selection in the coming year.
In the meantime, Amazon has acquired the pharmacy startup PillPack in the summer and plans to disrupt the drugstore business with the online shipping of prescriptions.