Amazon India Launches Online Pharmacy Service in Bengaluru

  • E-commerce major Amazon India launches its online pharmacy service in Bengaluru.
  • Amazon India will be looking forward to expanding its online pharmacy service in other cities as well.
  • Healthcare startups like Practo, Netmeds, 1mg, Pharmeasy witnessing a huge surge in demand and a spurt in funding activity.

Ecommerce major Amazon India launches its online pharmacy service in Bengaluru, making its entry into the online medicine segment that has been significant traction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This move of Amazon India towards the online medicine segment can potentially redirect online medicine orders to Amazon even the sector is populated with the top platforms like Netmeds, 1mg, Phareasy, Medlife, etc.

Amazon pharmacy service offers currently in Bengaluru like home medical supplies & equipment, healthcare packages, prescription medication, and healthcare devices.

“We are launching Amazon Pharmacy in Bangaluru allowing customers to order prescription-based medication in addition to over-the-counter medicines, basic health devices, and Ayurveda medication from certified sellers,” said Amazon India’s spokesperson.

Furthermore, The lockdown and the social distancing have prompted customers to order medicines online from various platforms like Netmeds, 1mg, Pharmeasy, and among others. Amazon is now looking to grab this opportunity by launching its pharmacy service in Bengaluru.

Moreover, The company is looking forward to expanding in more cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and in other cities as well.

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According to RedSeer Consulting, India’s digital health market will expand to $4.5 billion until 2021. The online medical consultancy service also witnessed a surge in demand during this financial year.

Furthermore, Redseer Consulting said, the online medical consultancy service market will expand to $25 billion until 2025, compared with the pre-COVID estimate of $19 billion. Due to COVID-19 people are aware of these online medicine service platforms and the delivery will continue to comprise a large majority of the market. said, RedSeer Consulting.

Healthcare startups like Netmeds, 1mg, Pharmeasy are seeking more to know the interest of the people and demand of post-COVID, as people are spending money on online medical consultation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Many countries are looking forward to shifting the medical service and deliveries on to the internet.

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