Albertsons Companies announced it will waive delivery fees for same-day and next-day deliveries, as well as for mail deliveries until May 1, 2020 to help customers have convenient access to their medications during the COVID-19 pandemic that is taking a toll on public health and safety.
“We are waiving prescription delivery fees to help our customers manage their medication needs during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which can make it challenging for people to visit our stores,” said Mark Panzer, SVP of Albertsons Companies Pharmacy Health and Wellness. “This step is in line with our mission at Albertsons Companies to take care of our patients, help them achieve their health and wellness goals, and secure the best care available.”
“Albertsons’ Co. has been a trusted and valued partner for ScriptDrop over the last few years,” said Nick Potts, CEO of ScriptDrop. “We’re proud of their decision to offer waived delivery fees to their patients and honored to be a part of the solution to keep patients healthy during this stressful time.”
This announcement represents the latest in a series of actions Albertsons Companies is taking to address the challenges of COVID-19 including:
- Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation have pledged $3 million and launched a major fundraiser to help feed families in need during the COVID-19 crisis
- Asking customers to respect dedicated shopping hours for senior citizens and other at-risk populations
- Adjusting store hours to give teams the time they need to restock shelves and get ready to serve their community
- Creating ‘contact free’ delivery procedures so that delivery drivers can sign for our customers when delivering orders
Patients should consult their pharmacy for pricing on 1- or 2-hour deliveries as this service will continue to have delivery fees.
Albertsons will reevaluate delivery pricing after May 1 based on the latest developments with the COVID-19 outbreak.