According to the report, the global online pharmacy market will grow with a CAGR of 17.5% over the period of 2018-2024.
But the question remains the same – how much are you contributing here and how?
How long does it take to develop an online pharmacy app like PocketPills?
Developing a healthcare app including a pharmacy app is challenging due to interoperability, compliance, remarkable UI, and complex workflow.
However, after serving more than six years in the Canadian healthcare industry, my well-versed team has earned expertise to develop a feature-packed online pharmacy app like PocketPills in just 15 days without compromising the seamless integration with top pharmacy management solution (PMS) – TELUS Health Kroll.
Why and which compliance are needed to build an online pharmacy?
Any pharmacy selling drugs online through a mobile app or website is required to adhere to the ‘Internet Pharmacy Guideline’ released by the government of Ontario. In the event of negligence, the pharmacy can be liable for the fine. It sometimes costs the pharmacy licence.
According to the Internet Pharmacy Guideline,
- The website or app must be in compliance with federal and provincial regulations regarding the advertising of drugs, fees, and pharmacy services.
- The home page of any pharmacy site must identify the accreditation number and owner, the physical location of the pharmacy, designated manager, telephone number to contact the pharmacy.
- The site or app should be PHIPA compliant and protect the personal information of the patients as noted in the PHIPA law.
- Get the full list of online pharmacy laws here.
Which types of pharmacies can be turned into online pharmacies?
At SyS Creations, my team has turned many retail pharmacies into modern online pharmacies. With gained experience, we have, in fact, drafted the workable process to turn any pharmacies into online pharmacies.
These pharmacies include community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, industrial pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, consulting pharmacy, ambulatory care pharmacy, regulatory pharmacy and home care pharmacy.
Which technologies are utilized for pharmacy app development?
A pharmacy app is equipped with complex yet mandatory features such as tracking, payment, notifications, analytics etc. To accommodate such features, developers use many cutting-edge technologies and solutions.
- For user-friendly UI: React.Js
- For backend: PHP and PHP frameworks
- For database: Amazon RDS, MySQL
- For analytics: Mixpanel
- For payment: Stripe or PayPal
- For SMS: Amazon SNS
Why is PocketPills pharmacy leading the Canadian market?
PocketPills is Canada’s leading online pharmacy. It provides full pharmacy experience in a digital environment. PocketPills has already built a large user base by instantly connecting patients with pharmacists and managing patient medication online through the easy-to-use mobile app.
PocketPills leverages workflow automation to satisfy the prescription delivery needs of the patients even with the minimum staff. People are opting more for PocketPills due to the convenience it offers.
Funding information of PocketPills
PocketPills which was founded by Abhinav Gupta, Harj Samra and Raj Gulia recently raised $7.35 million in a funding round, led by the WaterBridge Investment Firm.
PocketPills pharmacy has been using this cash injection to expand across the country and to open fulfilment centers in Nova Scotia and Quebec.
Why should you also look at these PocketPills pharmacy alternatives?
COVID-19 is changing the user behaviour and thus, online pharmacy is becoming new normal. There are many online pharmacies available like PocketPills which you have to study to get a better understanding of the online pharmacy market and their business strategy.
- MedAvail: Created a complete remote pharmacy solution with a pharmacy kiosk, remote dispensing system, and enterprise software.
- Medsonway: Offer the easiest way to order medicines.
- Aspen RxHealth: Revolutionizing pharmacist-patient communication and care.
How much profit can you make if you turn your pharmacy to an online pharmacy?
All thanks to mobile apps or websites, pharmacies get online presence which automatically increases the sales. It also facilitates pharmacy owners to attract new customers and reach new geographical locations. With online pharmacy, you can keep an eye on customer behaviour and make data-driven business strategic decisions.
Recently, a top Canada-based long-term care pharmacy went online and achieved outstanding results. They automated prescription order management by 90%, reduced transcription errors by 80% and doubled the revenue. Read the full case study here.
How can we help you if you do not have a technical background to understand pharmacy app development elements, effectively?
Since you are not serving in the technical field, you might have many technical and legal questions regarding the online pharmacy.
For instance, you must be wondering how a pharmacy app gets drug information, is it legal to sell medical cannabis through a pharmacy app, what are the pharmacy and cannabis laws in Ontario and other provinces etc.
However, my team accommodates business experts as well as legal advisors who will give you insightful consultation on market, laws and other technical elements of the pharmacy app.
We also help in budget planning because we believe in sharing the impact of our tasks before even executing it.
» Here is something we are doing right now for one of the pharmacies
In the last 6 years, we have worked with more than 60 healthcare organizations and startups to address different healthcare challenges. Currently, we are working with an Ontario-based pharmacy. We are developing a robust pharmacy app for them.
Check out the few exclusive screenshots of our latest pharmacy app.
» You are just one click away to modernize pharmacy and make it post-COVID-19-ready
Though it seems a fantasy, my team has been ceaselessly leveraging technologies to affordably and quickly modernize the pharmacies. We become your technical as well as a strategic partner and do not make you shoulder a single IT responsibility.
At the end of the day, we are a healthcare specialist and we have answers to your every question. So, let’s connect to discuss your 15-day journey toward actualizing the online pharmacy to survive the next 30 years effortlessly.