E-commerce giant Amazon has rolled out an online pharmacy service, starting with Bengaluru, at a time when the rest of the startups in the sector are folding into larger rivals and being acquired.
“As a part of our commitment to fulfill the needs of customers, we are launching Amazon Pharmacy in Bangalore allowing customers to order prescription based medication in addition to over-the-counter medicines, basic health devices and Ayurveda medication from certified sellers.This is particularly relevant in present times as it will help customers meet their essential needs while staying safe at home, " an Amazon spokesperson said in response to Moneycontrol’s queries.
Online news portal Entrackr first reported the development.
Amazon’s plans to deliver medicines are a natural extension of its wide logistics network and customer reach. In the US, Amazon acquired online pharmacy PillPack to deliver medicines to its customers, in a $750 million deal in 2018.