Walgreens has expanded its collaboration with Uber to offer products directly on the Uber Eats platform to customers across the United States. Customers can have health and wellness, beauty and personal care, household essentials, over-the-counter medications, and more, from Walgreens delivered through Uber.
The on-demand delivery service is now available from more than 7,800 stores across the U.S. with Puerto Rico to soon follow. The collaboration launches with Walgreens offering top selling retail items on the Uber Eats app and adding more items daily. The goal to expand to the entire assortment of more than 20,000 products over time.
“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, vice president, digital commerce and omnichannel at Walgreens. “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.”
Customers who wish to order Walgreens items for delivery can open the Uber Eats app, tap the convenience or pharmacy icons, select Walgreens and begin shopping.
"By leveraging the best of what Walgreens and Uber have to offer we're making it easier than ever for customers to prioritize their health and wellness," said Raj Beri, Uber’s Head of Grocery Delivery. "From on-demand delivery of essentials to hassle-free vaccine scheduling all at the touch of a button, we're focused on eliminating barriers that burden customers’ everyday life, helping them go anywhere and get anything instantly.”
Additionally, Uber and Walgreens worked together earlier this year to create a new vaccine scheduling option via the Uber app where Uber users in the U.S. can choose to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Walgreens. After adding a zip code and selecting from the available appointment times, users have the option to reserve a ride to the appointment by scheduling a pickup time and location. Before the appointment, a push notification reminds users of their upcoming ride to their vaccination appointment.