MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deliv, a leader in the same day delivery space, today announced the launch of Deliv Rx, a new same day service that enables pharmacies to safely and rapidly get medications into the hands of prescription holders when they need them. Deliv Rx powers Rx deliveries for omnichannel, online, and local pharmacies, such as Walgreens, Kay Pharmacy, Phil, Phox Health, Rancho Park and more.

Deliv Rx also safely delivers medical devices, specimens, documents, medical equipment and supplies to and from hospitals, labs, clinics, doctor and dentist offices, nursing homes, patient and research facilities. Every delivery is confidential and drivers are background-checked. Participating Rx delivery drivers are HIPAA compliant. Deliv Rx is even equipped to help veterinarians and pet pharmacies with their same day delivery needs.

Last year, consumers were projected to spend $360.1 billion on prescription medication. This number could reach as much as $610 billion by 2021. Of the approximate 4 billion prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. every year, most of them are filled at the 60,000 retail pharmacy locations around the country, but this requires patients to make a special trip to the pharmacy where they usually have to wait for prescriptions to be filled. In an age when consumers expect things on demand, they don’t want to drive and wait for medicine, least of all when they are sick. This makes the experience particularly ripe for disruption. Mail order pharmacies offer alternatives, but these orders often require multiple days for fulfillment and only fill an average of one out of every 10 prescriptions.

Prescription drug delivery is the next great frontier for same day service. It’s a huge market with a number of pain points that Deliv can solve,” said Daphne Carmeli, CEO of Deliv. “Waiting for a prescription when you’re in a hurry is annoying, but waiting for it when you really need it is simply unacceptable. Deliv Rx enables pharmacies to be there for their customers in the best way at the most critical time. By extending a highly sought after, value-added service, pharmacies build brand loyalty while also ensuring that the integrity of prescriptions remains intact.”

Deliv Rx delivers medicine to the people who need it, when they need it, where they need it, while enabling pharmacies to continue to own the customer transaction and experience. Customers of pharmacies that have partnered with Deliv order their prescriptions and designate same day delivery directly from the pharmacy’s website or mobile app (if offered by the pharmacy) or they can select same day delivery when they call in or drop off prescription orders. Prescription holders select a time and location, such as home, office or a hotel that’s convenient, rather than wait at the store. As part of the standard Deliv experience, customers receive a delivery notification when the prescription is on its way and can follow the delivery in real time via GPS tracking.

Deliv is widely recognized as one of the most successful same day, last mile delivery services, servicing thousands of retailers, grocers, and businesses including Macy’s, Best Buy, PetSmart and Walmart. It is known for its excellent service and adheres to the highest industry standards for delivery.

To learn more about Deliv Rx, please visit www.deliv.co/rx.

About Deliv
Deliv is a leading crowdsourced, last mile logistics company that powers scheduled, same day delivery and returns for 4,000+ businesses including 25 of the nation's top national omnichannel retailers as well as leading e-commerce companies, local businesses and traditional parcel carriers. Focused exclusively on moving goods, Deliv operates as a service for delivering items rather than a marketplace that sells them.

The company currently operates in 35 markets and more than 1,400 cities. Deliv is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and is backed by global logistics leader United Parcel Service, leading financial investors and the nation's top REIT investors. For more information, visit www.deliv.co.

For Editorial Contact:
Marisa Lam
GMK Communications for Deliv
marisa@gmkcommunications.com
(650) 544-3350

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