So we’re locked down and you’re pretty confident you have all you need. But what’s this? The repeat prescription you got six months ago is dwindling and you’re definitely not keen on joining the queues at the pharmacy. Fear not, for a whole raft of pharmacies are now offering to deliver their products and prescriptions direct to your door, anywhere in New Zealand.
So what are you waiting for, get your browse on with the best online pharmacies that will deliver nationwide.
PillDrop are relatively new kids on the block but boy do they have the online delivery thang sewn up. They can take care of both over-the-counter and prescription meds at the touch of a button. Just upload a snap of your prescription slip, add their over-the-counter items to your cart, enter those details and voila—it’ll be with you on the same day (within Auckland). Want another reason to love this initiative? The legends here offer free delivery on standard prescriptions and will go the extra mile to also sort the pill sachets by date and time. Now that’s what we call service. Delivery nationwide with same-day delivery Auckland-wide.
The kings of online delivery, Pharmacy Direct are remaining open throughout the lockdown period. With a mind-boggling amount of stock, you’re likely to find products here that you might struggle to find elsewhere. Please be aware that due to increased demand there may be a delay in getting your mitts on that natural health product you can’t wait to arrive. You can get your doctor to fax them your prescription or use one of the methods detailed here. Free delivery nationwide on orders over $100. Bonus, they also stock health products for your pets.
Aussie chain Chemist Warehouse have taken over shopping malls and high streets near you with their bright yellow hoardings and now you can get all your bits and bobs delivered, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Simply tell your surgery that you’d like Chemist Warehouse to fill your prescription, fill your basket with those vitamins and creams you need to keep yourself together and voila, a fuss-free delivery will be on its way to you, without the need to queue out of the door. They also offer free delivery nationwide for over $50—winning.
If you’re looking for nationwide med delivery, Zoom Pharmacy is for you. Simply let your medical professional know that you’d like Zoom to handle your prescription, Zoom will then confirm your delivery address and your script will shortly be winging its way to you. They’ll even follow up and organise your repeat prescriptions for you so that you don’t have to keep remembering to organise them every month. If you’re on four meds a month or more, they even offer free prescriptions, free delivery and will supply your medication in handy sachet packs making it easier than ever to keep track.
Life Pharmacy and Unichem
Everyone’s favourite chain, Life Pharmacy and Unichem are staying open throughout the lockdown period and will deliver their wares direct to your door. There’s likely to be a delay on deliveries with increased current demand (no stockpiling y’all!) but that’s a small price to pay for knowing your health and beauty essentials are on their way. They can courier your prescriptions to you also. What more could you want? Free nationwide delivery on orders over $100.
With five stores dotted around regional Auckland, Kiwi Chemist have got all your health needs sorted. If you happen to live within 3km of their Avondale, Botany, Epsom, Glenavon or Ormiston outposts they'll deliver your goods within 3 hours. How good. For the rest of NZ, there's free delivery over $49 plus they'll even throw in two, free hand sanitisers to the value of $30, and that's something we can never have too much of right now, are we right?
From opening their first Christchurch store in 2018, 100% Kiwi-owned Bargain Chemist has now grown to 11 stores up and down the country including Wellington, Auckland, New Plymouth and Dunedin. Not only do they offer free delivery for over $50 but they aim to offer the best prices around. You can even book your Covid-19 Vaccination at one of their Christchurch or Auckland shops.
While you’re waiting, why not treat yourself to a DIY spa day at home.
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