Author: Brett Molina
Source: USA TODAY
CVS is stepping up its prescription delivery service, launching a program allowing customers to request and receive their orders the same day.
In a statement released Thursday, the pharmacy giant said the service will be offered through the delivery service Shipt at 6,000 of their locations nationwide.
Customers can choose to have their prescriptions delivered the same day via text, choosing the On-Demand service through the CVS Pharmacy app, or by visiting a local pharmacy.
The delivery includes a service charge of $7.99, said CVS.
Last year, CVS launched a next-day home delivery service for customers, charging $1.99 for a delivery. The service will deliver prescriptions within one to two days.
Customers can also add other items beyond eligible prescriptions to their deliveries, including cold and flu remedies, allergy medications, pain relief, vitamins, and baby products.
CVS is among several brick-and-mortar businesses feeling the pressure to ramp up online and delivery options as online giants such as Amazon wield a greater influence.
Last December, Walgreens said it was partnering with FedEx to offer home delivery for prescriptions.