DoorDash to deliver goods for Walgreens

DoorDash has begun supplying on-demand delivery to customers of Walgreens in three US cities. There are plans to extend the collaboration beyond Chicago, Denver and Atlanta where the service has just begun.

From last Friday (17/7/20) customers in the three cities can order convenience, health and wellness items from Walgreens via the DoorDash app. Around 2,300 items are offered for purchase and delivery.

By the beginning of autumn this year the range of SKUs is to be extended to some 5,000 different items and the two businesses plan to begin operations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Sacramento and Seattle.

“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.”

“We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Walgreens to make convenience items more accessible to the local communities we serve,” said Fuad Hannon, Head of New Verticals at DoorDash.

“Walgreens offers an unmatched assortment of health and beauty, grocery and convenience essentials, and we look forward to continuing our growth beyond food to offer millions of Americans access to thousands of Walgreens items on-demand. In light of the ongoing crisis, we will continue to provide customers with access to the supplies they need to maintain a well-cared for and healthy at-home environment.”