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Published October 24th, 2017 by

Role of ECommerce App in Growth of Pharmacy Sector

Mobile apps are very famous and most in demand these days. Mobile app helps to bridge the gap between the business and the customers. Even the pharmaceutical industries are indulging themselves in the mobile apps. The healthcare or the Pharmaceutical Industry has started adopting mobile apps to benefit from them. Now the pharmacies also sell medicines online. Today the industry has altered into a mobile power-driven market and data-driven sales. “86% of US clinicians believe that mobile health Apps will become important to physicians for patients’ health management over the next 5 years.”

The Pharmacy sector has boomed in the past few years with amazing service features. People have already started calling the pharmacist for home delivery of their medicines. Just imagine, ordering medicines without making a call to the pharmacy. We all live very hectic lives, we often forget to order our medicines. Missing medicines can lead to major problems. Medicines play a very important role in our lives. Sometimes missing a single dose of your medicine can lead you to the hospital. This was where the need of pharmacy app came into existence. You can order your medicines through the app.

Upload your prescription and get the medicine delivered to you. Not only this, but the pharmacist will send you pus notifications 2-3 days prior reminding you to order your medicines, this way you will never forget your medicines. It makes lives easy for you and the pharmacist. This was the benefit for the users, but what good will it do to the pharmacy.

Well, there are enormous benefits that a pharmacy sector will have with a Mobile App for their business. All they need to do is build medical app online so that they can serve their customers in just a few clicks. There are times when your customers are away and need some medicine delivered home, with your app ordering for the meds will be a great help to them and you will not have to wait for them to come to your store. Having being able to sell medicines online increases your sales and also you can collect database of customers, in case you want to send any offers or notify them about something important.

Benefits of Mobile App for Pharmacies

There are many benefits of Mobile Apps for pharmacies. Let us take a look a few of them.

Convenience for Your Customers

Your customers can order their medicines online from anywhere. It will be like carrying the pharmacy in their pocket. This will be helpful for your those customers who are sick and not able to go the store. Your pharmacy app will allow them to order in the app with address details.

Reminders & Alerts

Once your customers place an order you save that in your system. You can then send them reminders or alerts in the app to place the order before their medicines are over. This will not only increase your sales, but will also give you more customers. They will not have to remember about their medicines anymore. You can also allow them to set an alert to take the medicines, saving them from missing their medicines.

Record of Purchased Medicines

Along with your customers, even you can keep a record of the medicines purchased from the app. This will also avoid self-medication and drug abuse.

Added Information

Being a pharmacy, you definitely have knowledge of the interaction, side effects, and other information on the medicine. You can share the same with your customers on the medicines they are buying for your store.

Authenticity of the Medicine

With fully enabled tracking system, the medicines can be tracked right from the manufacturer-supplier. This will enhance more transparency and will ensure genuine medicines are being sent.

End Notes

The mobile app for pharmacy sector is still emerging and they still have to get hold of the imagination of the service vendor and manufacturers. When everything can be done digitally, even taking appointment and status of the doctor will be, available on the app. App development in one of the largest sectors will make life easy for all, the manufacturers, retailer, pharmacist and the consumer.  Build a good pharmacy app and bring your customers and their medicines on a single platform.



I am an I.T. engineering graduate and completed M.B.A. in marketing. I am a professional consultant in retail mobile apps technology at Ohoshop and have keen interest in retail industry start-ups. Writing for ecommerce mobile apps is my passion and have more than a decade experience in authoring blogs and articles on various categories, products and services.

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