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06/15/2021

Walgreens enters full-fledged delivery partnership with Uber

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Walgreens is expanding its collaboration with Uber to offer products directly on the Uber Eats platform to customers across the U.S.

The on-demand delivery service is now available from more than 7,800 stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, with more to soon follow. The collaboration launches with top-selling Walgreens retail items on the Uber Eats app. More products will be added daily, with a goal to expand to the entire assortment of more than 20,000 items over time.

In February 2021, Walgreens began piloting an initiative for Uber to provide free rides to Walgreens stores and offsite vaccine clinics. Walgreens also offers on-demand delivery of convenience, health and wellness items via existing partnerships with DoorDash and Postmates

Customers can open the Uber Eats app, tap the convenience or pharmacy icons, select Walgreens and begin shopping. To celebrate the new launch, Walgreens and Uber Eats are offering customers a $20 promotional discount off orders of $30 or more through June 27.

“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. “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.”

"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 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.”

Walgreens operates more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.