Since the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out more than a year ago, online shopping has become close to essential for many. Reflecting the needs of customers, grocery delivery app Instacart has partnered up with health and wellness chain Walgreens to bring same-day delivery of healthcare products to users.
Starting today, more than 500 Walgreens outlets in Illinois have become available on Instacart. The service will further be expanded to other areas in the weeks to come. The duo has promised that as a result of their alliance, users of the grocery delivery app will soon be able to order from almost 8,000 Walgreens branches in the U.S.
In a press release, Stefanie Kruse, VP of digital commerce and omnichannel at Walgreens, commented:
"Convenience is at the core of what we do and Walgreens is thrilled to be partnering with Instacart to bring customers a simple and trusted same-day delivery option for the products they need right to their door. This collaboration builds upon several other recent steps in our digital transformation to deliver health expertise to customers in new channels, which is timely given shifts in customer needs during the pandemic."
Meanwhile, Chris Rogers, VP of retail at Instacart, also expressed his thoughts on the partnership in the same press document, stating that Instacart is proud and excited to work with Walgreens to provide the drugstore's products to its customers on the same day.
Instacart is a shopping app that offers delivery of grocery items on the same day as they are ordered. Its services are available in the U.S. and Canada. The same-day grocery app is available on iOS and Android.