On Nov. 19, 2018 Petco and healthcare company, Express Scripts, that is focused on delivering personalized solutions to improve healthcare, announced a partnership that will enable pet parents to order and receive pet medicines from the comfort of home.
With more than $8 billion spent annually on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications for pets, Petco will now give pet parents access to pet prescriptions and OTC medications their pets need online via petco.com and petcoach.co for delivery powered by Express Scripts.
“Our commitment to helping pet parents take complete care of the pets they love is the core of everything we do at Petco,” said Brock Weatherup, Chief Innovation and Digital Experience Officer for Petco. “By leveraging the industry-leading technology and fulfillment processes Express Scripts already has in place, we’re able to offer pet parents an easier, more affordable, faster and more convenient way to get the medicines their pets need,” Weatherup said.
Express Scripts has been a pioneer in automated pharmacy technology, allowing it to dispense more than 100 million human prescriptions each year. Earlier this year, the company introduced the Inside Rx Pets (SM) discount card, which offers pet parents an average savings of 75 percent off generic and up to 15 percent off brand name pet medications.
“Working with Petco is another step forward for Express Scripts in providing better care, cost and convenience to millions of Americans, many of whom are also pet parents,” said Wendy Barnes, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Solutions, Express Scripts. “By combining Petco’s history, expertise and extensive reach in pet retail with our innovative home delivery capabilities, we’re transforming the pet medicine industry and making access to critical pet medicines convenient and affordable for more pet parents than ever before,” Barnes said.