In a move to match the delivery options offered by its major pharmacy competitors Walgreens and CVS, Rite Aid has partnered with Shipt to offer same-day delivery of health and wellness products from more than 2,000 stores in 17 states. The service will operate through the Shipt marketplace, enabling customers to receive their orders in as little as an hour.
The partnership was inspired by shoppers’ needs for both wellness items and more delivery options during the pandemic. Rite Aid will offer more than 20,000 products, including cold and flu medicines, vitamins, beauty staples and snacks.
“As part of our ongoing RxEvolution, continuing to bring to life the ‘new Rite Aid’ is paramount — and that includes offering consumers exciting new ways to shop,” said Katie Finnegan, Chief Customer Experience and Ecommerce Officer at Rite Aid in a statement. “Our partnership with Shipt brings another level of convenience to the Rite Aid customer experience. “We’ll continue exploring ways to make it as easy as possible for our customers to get the items they need to keep their families healthy, happy and thriving.”
Rite Aid is Shipt’s second major health and wellness partner. The Target-owned delivery platform launched a same-day delivery offering with GNC in February 2021 that includes vitamins, supplements, protein bars and even fitness equipment.
Walgreens offers same-day delivery nationwide through partnerships with Postmates, DoorDash and Instacart, and CVS has same-day delivery options through Shipt and Instacart.