Don’t Lose to Amazon PillPack: 5 Tips for Local Community Pharmacists

Are you worried about the big box chains eating into your revenue? Follow these five tips to stay ahead of the curve.

 

Amazon’s PillPack has shaken up the brick-and-mortar pharmacy sector. In order to stay relevant to current and new patients, local community pharmacies need to provide convenient and accessible options to their local communities. 

We’ve put together five best practices to help you and your pharmacy keep up with – and even beat out – Amazon.

  1. Optimize your website to be easily found on Google. 

    You can improve your website search ranking with a little Search Engine Optimization (SEO). To help improve your SEO, publish relevant content and keep them updated regularly. By enhancing your SEO strategy, your website will rise the ranks to the top of search-engine results.

  2. Ensure your online reviews and ratings are top notch. 

    Potential customers rely heavily on online reviews when deciding which pharmacy they want to give their business to, so its important to ensure what they find when they google you is positive. Solicit reviews from happy customers and take the time to respond to negative ones. Show your community that you are a customer-centric pharmacy that provides personalized service.

  3. Highlight your competitive advantage on your website. 

    What sets your pharmacy apart from others? Is it your free delivery or your exceptional customer service? Patients want to see how your pharmacy compares to competitors. Highlight the special services that make you unique through your website and marketing efforts. Standing out in the crowd of pharmacies will spark the attention of new patients.

  4. Offer all five refill methods – web, mobile app, IVR, text and in-person. 

    In a review of 65,000 patients, text outbound pick-up reminders were the #1 top requested technical feature for a pharmacy. In order to be readily accessible to all current and potential patients, your pharmacy should be available across five refill channels; web, mobile app, IVR, text and in-person. Optimize all inbound and outbound refill channels to best serve your local community.

  5. Spend more time educating with modern content. 

    Education is key to driving patient adherence and overall health. Provide modern content that your patients can relate to – the more relatable, the more likely it’ll stick with them. Your content can range from everyday health news to tips on how digital tools can help optimize health. Post on your social media channels and website to help educate your community.

Over 7500 pharmacies trust Digital Pharmacist as a partner to provide easy-to-use digital solutions. Let us help you stand-out amongst Amazon PillPack.

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