Medicine Delivery App Development: How Your Pharmacy Can Sell Online

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Keeping up with the competition is tough, especially when you’re in the pharmaceutical business. To get your brand out there and to boost its prominence is a challenge with so much competition around, which is why certain business development strategies exist. The goal of these strategies is to generate revenue and build relationships. With technological advancements taking over the world, every business is going digital.



Building a delivery app takes time. It’s your responsibility to build an app with the end goal in mind. An online medicine delivery app will deliver all medicinal products to the user on their doorstep. In the pharmacy industry, the delivery app is a huge game-changer. Other than buying medicine from an actual pharmacy shop, there was no other way to receive them. With this app, the user can add their items to the cart and check out instantly. The user can make payments online and receive delivery status

No one likes waiting in lines. This app solves the waiting problem for customers who want medications instantly. Let’s look at some of the reasons why a medicine delivery app is a hit.

  • Privacy: Many customers feel uncomfortably buying medicines at the counter in the store. They prefer having privacy with their medications in front of others. With an app, privacy is assured
  • Notifications: This app sends out notifications regularly, which helps users with remembering their prescriptions. The app notifies when a particular medicine is finally available, and when a refill is needed for their prescriptions.
  • No travel budget needed: You save a lot of money on travelling since you don’t have to travel to a brick-and-mortar pharmacy to receive your prescription. Especially for customers living in a remote area, this feature is a plus point.
  • Detailed information: Customers can view detailed information about any medication within the app. All instructions are there on the app.

User roles

Every app has different roles assigned to users. Generally, there’s an admin and a customer. Every role has permission to use a specific set of features designed for that specific role. The four roles in a medicine delivery app would be

  • Customer
  • Admin
  • Courier
  • Pharmacist

Features for the customers

Registration and login

Registration and login

The on-boarding process is simple for the customers. They can easily log in and register through a phone number and password.

Personal Profile

Personal Profile

Customers need to build their profile for a personalized experience. On this profile, they’ll be able to manage all shared information about themselves, from the delivery address to payment details.

Filtered Search

Filtered Search

With the help of filters, customers can perform a category search for their medications. A filtered search will help them find their prescriptions quicker.

Upload prescriptions

Upload prescriptions

This feature allows the customer to access their gallery and upload pictures of their medications. The medication is then reviewed by a certified pharmacist.

Medication details

Medication details

Customers will be able to view complete information about their medications. All details such as manufacturer, expiry date, prices, etc. will be available to the customer.

Substitute search

Substitute search

Customers will be able to find alternatives for medications that aren’t available or in stock.

Medication reminder

Medication reminder

An advanced feature like this will do well with your customers as it will remind them to take their medications certain times a day.

Features for the pharmacies

Enhanced Customer support

Order notifications

A pharmacy manager will receive notifications whenever a new order is placed. The manager will oversee the notifications and manage all orders.

Product Recommendation

Store information

The pharmacy manager has the right to change, edit, delete, edit any information, and details regarding any medication.

Abandoned Cart Recovery

Digital prescriptions

A pharmacist will view all digital prescriptions uploaded on the app by the customer.

Lead Generation

Order management

The pharmacy staff will manage all orders, refunds, and returns regarding any order. The manager has the right to view the order details and history.

Analytics

Discounts

The pharmacy staff should update the customer about any discount applied to an order or medication. These offers keep loyal customers.

Offer Notifications

Payments

The pharmacy will receive all payments done by the customer directly. The app will store all payment details and history so the manager and staff can view them when need be.

Enhanced Shopping Experience

Price management

The pharmacy manager will have the right to change and update prices for any medication necessary.

Cross-selling and upselling

Reviews and ratings

Customers are allowed to leave their reviews, and the staff will be able to view and manage reviews and use them to improve their service.

Features for the Admins

Inventory management

Inventory management

Admins will be able to manage the inventory regularly. Any changes added will be updated. Medication nearing expiration dates and low stock will be notified to the admin.

Supplier management

Supplier management

All manufacturers and suppliers providing medication will be registered. The admin will manage them.

User management

User management

All registered users will be managed by the admin.

Analytical dashboard

Analytical dashboard

The admins will be able to view a comprehensive report, including statistical data regarding business performance.

Earnings and marketing

Earnings and marketing

Admins will be able to view weekly, monthly, and yearly earnings. Admins have the right to run marketing campaigns to gain more traffic by using marketing tools. Features for the Couriers.

User profile

User profile

The courier profile will contain personal details of the courier and history of deliveries done by the courier.

Notifications

Notifications

Once an order is confirmed, the courier will receive a notification to pick-up and deliver it to the customer.

Tracking

Tracking

Couriers are free to use google maps to figure out the fastest delivery routes.

Delivery status

Delivery status

Once the package is delivered, the driver can update the status from in progress to deliver.

Number of hours per feature

Feature

Description

Approximate time

Feature

Login

Description
  • Log in
  • Log out
  • Reset password
Approximate time

28–42 hours

Feature

Image uploading

Description
  • Upload prescription
  • View prescription
Approximate time

20–30 hours

Feature

Profile completion

Description
  • Add profile information
  • Add photo
Approximate time

23–29 hours

Feature

Profile editing

Description
  • Edit profile
  • Change password
  • Edit credit card information
Approximate time

47–68 hours

Feature

Search

Description
  • Basic search
  • Search by categories
Approximate time

13–18 hours

Feature

Notifications

Description
  • Push notifications from pharmacists or administrators
Approximate time

25–32 hours

Feature

In-app purchases

Description
  • List of transactions
  • Add credit card
Approximate time

60–70 hours

Feature

User and payment management

Description
  • View and edit user lists
  • Block and delete users
  • View and refund payments
Approximate time

68–90 hours

Feature

Geolocation

Description
  • Get a user’s location
  • Get a courier’s location
Approximate time

75–111 hours

Hourly development rate

The app development rate heavily depends on the country you’re getting it made from. While freelancers in Western Europe, the US, and the UK charge up to between $40-$300, Ukraine and India charge between $18-$80. Therefore, the hourly rate varies from country to country.

Platforms

An app for a single platform will not cost as much as getting an app developed for both platforms, iOS, and Android. Since they both have a different market value, you need to focus on which platform your audience uses a lot to decide.

Why choose Let’s Nurture for Medicine Delivery App Development?


Now that you know everything you need to know about a medicine delivery app development, you only need to find the right team to bring your idea to life. Our expert team of Mobile App Development understands the pain points of our customers regarding the delivery of Medicines. Our experience and portfolio ensure to get the best fit for your choice with our expert services in Medicine Delivery App development.

  • 10+ years of experience in providing IT solutions globally
  • Operations in USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia, Kuwait and India for chatbot development services
  • 2510+ projects delivered successfully
  • Clutch awarded us as 2018 Leaders in Australia and Canada for Web/ Mobile apps development services
  • AWS partner network
  • NDIA500 Quality Awards Nominee: Top most promising IT company 2018
  • Dedicated team for Chatbot development with maintenance & support
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified Chatbot development company
  • Global client base in 35+ countries
  • 100+ in-house employees at our Offshore Development Center (ODC) in Ahmedabad, India
  • Google Certified Partner
  • Best IoT Project 2018 Award winners
  • Agile methodology that ensures timely project completion for chatbot development
  • Adherence to coding and business standards with timely and quality deliverables

Frequently Asked Questions :)


How much time is needed to create my own online Medicine store app?

We already have a pre-created base solution containing all the native android and iOS apps for customers, a robust web panel for qualified pharmacists and a panel for admins for managing orders. Also, based on your branding needs, custom integration, feature requests, and add-ons can be done, so the time varies

How does a Medicine delivery app make money?

The pharmacy ordering and delivery app earn money through charging commissions from partner pharmacy stores based on the order placed on the pharmacy delivery platform. Also, they can earn through convenience charges and delivery fees. Another mode is by charging the partner pharmacy store for sponsored ads and paid listings.

I have many Medicine stores in the city. How do I benefit from the medicine App solution?

By making their store inventory available online through the medicine ordering app, pharmacy chains have various advantages. Here they get the required technology solution for providing convenience to customers, increasing reach and acquiring the latest and overall growth to their business at a faster rate

How much does it cost for creating a medicine delivery app?

The cost of Medicine App development is based on your needs and requirements. Here it will vary from feature to feature. If you are going for a ready to use on-demand Medical delivery solution, the cost will be less. However, if you are looking for customized solutions you must have a good budget. Here it is based on the features and complexity you want in the app.

How does the Medicine delivery app work?

The pharmacy delivery app helps customers to order medicines online as per their convenience and availability. The best part is that customers get medicines delivered right at their doorsteps. In addition, the delivery and ordering platform of the pharmacy brings the pharmacy store to the customer’s mobile phones, thereby allowing them to increase sales and build a valuable customer base.

What are the best pivots for this solution?

Frankly, we would like to hear from you. Based on the kind of inquiries we get, many people are interested in developing apps for telemedicine, lab booking tests, and online doctor appointment or online consultation.

Would you be signing a non-disclosure agreement?

According to the mobile development rules, it is important to sign the NDA for protecting the mobile app idea. Even though this might not be full-proof, still it will avoid any kind of disclosure of confidential details to others.

Would you be doing social media campaigns for my app?

Of course, we will do it. Nowadays, many people go for social media for their day to day needs like checking entertainment news, searching, and even shopping. For boosting your business and meeting your goals, social media is the best tool.

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