Walgreens continues its forward-thinking, consumer-centric advances. On Thursday, the company announced that it’s joining DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery to customers. Just two weeks ago, the company announced it was adding doctor offices to its stores.
Starting out, the plans are to put the collaboration in place in the Atlanta, Chicago, and Denver areas, then spread out to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Seattle.
It won’t completely replace being inside a Walgreens store, but the companies are trying to replicate that experience as closely as possible. To begin with, more than 2,300 over-the-counter medications and household essentials will be available. Then, the goal is to keep adding products one by one until the number of available products reaches 5,000 -- hopefully, by the end of this summer.
“Our collaboration with DoorDash is the latest example of our ongoing focus on enhancing our customer experience with new convenient, accessible and safe shopping and delivery options,” said Stefanie Kruse, vice president, digital commerce and omni-channel at Walgreens.
“We continue to offer additional ways to get essential retail products into the hands of customers at their door stoop or wherever and whenever is most convenient for them.”
For consumers who’ve used DoorDash for things like meals, using the platform for Walgreens won’t be any different.
Walgreens delivery will be available on DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription service. DoorDash members will get unlimited free delivery fees and reduced service fees if their order from Walgreens is $12 or higher.
To celebrate the new venture with Walgreens, DoorDash is offering customers 20 percent off of Walgreens items via the DoorDash app and website on their first order of $15 or more (up to $5 maximum savings).