Amazon India to Launch Online Drug Store, Starting With Bengaluru

Amazon said on Friday it will dispatch an online drug store in India that will serve the city of Bengaluru, the most recent move by the web based business monster to enlarge its range in a key development showcase.

The administration, “Amazon Pharmacy”, will offer both over-the-counter and remedy based medications, essential wellbeing gadgets and customary Indian home grown meds, the organization said in an announcement, without giving a timetable for the dispatch.

The move comes in the midst of expanding rivalry in India with rivals Walmart-possessed Flipkart, extremely rich person Mukesh Ambani’s upstart online basic food item administration JioMart and a scope of other littler players.

A month ago, the organization chose to open 10 new stockrooms in India and begin offering accident protection. Amazon had additionally made sure about leeway for liquor conveyance in one Indian state, Reuters detailed in June.

Amazon India to Launch Online Drug Store, Starting With Bengaluru

India is yet to finish guidelines for online medication deals, or e-drug stores, however the development of a few online merchants, for example, Medlife, Netmeds, Temasek-upheld PharmEasy, and Sequoia Capital-supported 1mg has undermined customary medication stores.

The organizations have said they conform to every single Indian law even the same number of merchant bunches keep on challenging e-drug stores, saying that would prompt offer of medications without legitimate confirmation.

“Amazon’s client base is extremely high, so we will undoubtedly lose business. There are 5 million families subject to this (disconnected) exchange,” Yash Aggarwal, legitimate head of South Chemists and Distributors Association in New Delhi, said on Friday.

The gathering will bring up criticisms against Amazon’s move with the administration, he said.

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10 thoughts on “Amazon India to Launch Online Drug Store, Starting With Bengaluru

  1. The online retail market is heating up with the likes of Jio, Flipkart, Amazon, etc.. Amazon’s foray into online medicine sales seems to be a measure to go one-up in the race. It will definitely have an advantage as it offers such a range of offerings.

  2. This is such a good initiative by Amazon. Drugs store is very helpful for those who doesnot find any particular medicine at one shop and has to check more store options. But prevention also important to avoid misuses of drugs.

  3. This is news to me and I am really looking forward to using this service! Depends a lot on their pricing and availability though!

  4. It will be a Gamechanger in the Pharma field but will take time to reach the prospective buyers due to many demographic limitations but for Amazon surely it will create a big business chunk.

  5. Amazon is growing at a fast pace and this move will make them the fastest entrant in the nascent medicine market. The competition is tough though. So will we need to share prescriptions while purchasing medicines? Or only we can get over the counter medicines from here?

  6. Online drug store is so important right now. I know how much of a struggle it is for my family to get meds currently. They have to step out for basic medicines as well and sometimes those medicines are not available and its a big problem. Such an awesome initiative by Amazon, will look forward to this.

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