SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has become the first drug chain offering free two-hour delivery through the Amazon.com Prime Now service.
Amazon Prime Now members in Greater Seattle can shop for thousands of health and beauty aids, groceries and snacks from Bartells — including local products — and have them delivered to their door within 120 minutes.
“Bartell Drugs has always stressed convenience as well as quality of products and service,” commented president and chief executive officer Brian Unmacht. “We are excited to leverage Prime Now’s unparalleled delivery speeds to meet customers’ day-to-day needs while honoring the exemplary service and products that our customers have come to know and love.”
“We’re proud to team up with fellow Seattle-based company Bartell Drugs to offer more than 85% of its inventory for super-fast delivery right to the customer’s door,” remarked Simoina Vasen, director of Prime Now.
“Whether you don’t want to leave your couch to get cold medicine, need a last-minute beauty fix or want to embrace the holiday spirit with festive seasonal supplies, Bartell Drugs’ wide selection of local merchandise adds to the growing variety of product offerings available for one- and two-hour delivery in our home town,” added Vasen. (One-hour delivery costs $7.99.)
Delivery from Bartells is available to customers in selected ZIP codes and is expanding rapidly. The service is offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On November 26, Bartells encouraged area residents to “Shop Local” with a chainwide event including special sampling events at the Crossroads store in Bellevue, Wash., and at three Seattle stores — at Fifth and Olive Streets and in Lower Queen Anne and Magnolia.
Also, the retailer’s gift guide is available in stores and online at www.bartelldrugs.com/giftguide. Prime Now members can order gift guide items along with other Bartells merchandise.
And the Magnolia and Crossroads stores offer their customers chances to win custom baskets featuring holiday items from the guide.