Have you noticed a lot of ads for online pharmacies lately? Maybe you even know a few friends or family members who use them? What’s the reason for this big boom in the online pharmacy world?
Well, there are some pretty big reasons for it.
Let’s go over why online pharmacies are booming in Canada, and who knows? Maybe you’ll make the switch yourself.
Prices are Lower
If you’re on any sort of prescription medication, you know how dreadful it can be to pull into your local pharmacy’s parking lot and get ready to spend tons of money on meds you need to survive. That’s an unfortunate fact of life for many.
However, that’s not a problem with online pharmacies. They have several factors working in their favor that allow them to provide the lowest prices possible on your necessary medications. From lower overhead to more suppliers and fewer employees, online pharmacies find a multitude of ways to save you more than a few bucks every time you order from them.
There are also tons of deals and promotions that brick-and-mortar pharmacies simply can’t offer.
So, you have two options; go to the local pharmacy and sacrifice your hard-earned money, or shop online and spend a lot less. Many people are going with the second option.
An online pharmacy doesn’t rely on a small back room for storage or a single supplier that may or may not provide enough medications for everyone at all times.
Since they operate online, they can lease an entire warehouse to hold their products, and they can ship those products out directly from their warehouse storage. There’s no need for limited shelf room or optimizing the supply chain down to one or two suppliers.
In the end, this means they can stock medications in higher quantities, ship them out promptly, and ensure they’re waiting on your doorstep exactly when you expect them.
Going to a pharmacy is nerve-wracking, because not only do you know you’re about to spend a lot of money, but also because you have to take copious amounts of time out of your day to do so. First, you have to wait for your prescription to be filled. Then, you have to get a text or call telling you they have your medicine, and you have to get there within a timeframe they choose to pick it up. Finally, you have to drive all the way there and wait in line to pick up your meds. That’s not exactly convenient.
In contrast, an online pharmacy works just like Amazon or any other online retailer. You make an account, put in your prescription, or browse their stock of over-the-counter meds, place your order, and wait for delivery. At the scheduled time, your meds arrive at your door.
It’s that simple.
Join the Bandwagon
As you can see, online pharmacies aren’t just booming because it’s a trend. They’re getting popular because they do everything a normal pharmacy does but better. Don’t take our word for it, though. Try an online pharmacy in Canada for yourself.
Erik Horn has been a senior editor at Health News Tribune for three years. Fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and Arabic, he focuses on diseases and conditions He’s a born-and-raised Torontonian and spends most of his weekends in search of strong coffee and stronger Wi-Fi.