Walgreens has expanded its partnership with Uber, offering products directly through Uber Eats at 7,800 stores in the U.S., with Puerto Rican stores to soon follow. The collaboration is launching with the top-selling Walgreens retail items and will expand until the assortment includes more than 20,000 products.
The Uber Eats partnership launches just a month after Walgreens introduced its own same-day delivery service, which includes 24,000 items. Walgreens also has been taking steps to boost its locally-sourced product offerings, launch both credit and debit cards and offer its brand partners improved marketing personalization capabilities.
“Walgreens provides our customers with seamless health and well-being experiences, and offering them convenient delivery solutions on whichever platform they prefer to shop is key,” said Stefanie Kruse, VP, Digital Commerce and Omnichannel at Walgreens in a statement. “Our collaboration with Uber for on-demand delivery through both Walgreens and Uber’s channels, as well as integrated vaccine scheduling, gives customers simple and easy ways to put their health and well-being needs at the forefront — which will continue to be important to them as we emerge from the pandemic.”
The retailer may be seeking to stand out in an increasingly competitive healthcare space, where both Walmart and Amazon are making serious investments. Most recently, Walmart introduced steep discounts on common medications through its Walmart+ Rx program, while Amazon fired back with $6 six-month prescriptions.