Walgreens offering up same-day delivery

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) has partnered with Postmates to offer customers same-day delivery. The on-demand service will be available at 600 Walgreens, or its Duane Reade banners in New York, for a flat fee of $4.99.

As part of the collaboration, Postmates gets access to Walgreens' products, TechCrunch reported.

"For us, on-demand delivery services are another way we're supporting customers' ability to engage with us in a way that's most convenient for them," Joe Rago, Walgreens' director of mobile innovation, said in a statement to TechCrunch. "We're pleased to begin this relationship with Postmates, as we believe the convenience aspect is of value to our customers. As this space evolves, we'll continually stay abreast of trends to help identify opportunities for Walgreens to best service our customers' needs."

Walgreens, similar to Chipotle and 7-Eleven, have electronic storefronts in the Postmates app. Postmates also works with other retailers, such as Starbucks, to offer the start-ups delivery services inside their branded apps.

Postmates is growing partnership as the race for on-demand retail delivery continues. Rival Instacart has expanded immensely, and recently announced new partnerships with Target (NYSE:TGT), Smart & Final and Costco (NASDAQ: COST).

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