Amazon on Tuesday announced that it's getting into the online pharmacy prescription business in a big way.
The e-commerce giant revealed it's setting up a new drugstore on its platform, Amazon Pharmacy, that will allow customers to complete a pharmacy transaction on their desktop or through the company's mobile app.
Customers will be able to create a secure pharmacy profile to add their insurance information, manage prescriptions, and choose payment options before checking out, Amazon explained in a statement.
Prime members receive unlimited, free two-day delivery on orders from Amazon Pharmacy included with their membership, the company added.
In addition, it announced a program for Amazon Prime members that lets them buy medications at a discount when paying for them without insurance. The program, available at the Amazon Pharmacy and 50,000 pharmacies across the country, can save Prime members 80 percent off generic drugs and 40 percent off brand name medications.