Why is online shopping so popular? Simple. It’s because of the savings! People today are buying clothes, electronics, furniture and just about anything you can imagine online, including prescriptions. More and more companies are offering the convenience of mail-order pharmacies for the sake of your time and wallet.
So how does a mail order pharmacy save you money?
One way is by filling your prescriptions for multi-month supplies. The pharmacy spends less time working with one particular customer but fills more prescriptions, less time waiting for medicines to be shipped, and only pays one shipping cost. The time saved equals money saved, and the savings are passed on to customers.
Many online pharmacies operate as paperless companies, which means we keep patient information in secure databases and computer files. Besides the obvious environmental advantages of going paperless, the more automated processes, and the ability for multiple people to work on filling patient orders, also help save you money. This also translates into reduced errors in filling orders. All this efficiency means savings to you, the customer.
But be careful—not all online or mail order pharmacies are the same. Illegitimate rogue pharmacies use the Internet to market counterfeit medicines, and you could end up with a drug that doesn’t treat your condition and could actually harm your health. Before choosing your online pharmacy, be sure to check that they are licensed to operate inside the US, which means they will have had to passed the scrutiny of state boards. Legitimate online pharmacies should also require a signed prescription from your doctor, and have real people, including licensed pharmacists and technicians, answering your calls.
Ask your healthcare provider to recommend an online pharmacy and start saving time and money today!