Costco, Instacart pilot medication delivery
Issaquah, Wash.-based Costco Wholesale and San Francisco-based Instacart have reached a pilot partnership that allows the warehouse giant to now test free delivery of prescription drugs to members.
According to CNBC, the piloted program includes delivery to a Costco member’s home or office and is currently only limited to California and Washington state.
Delivery will be free for orders that cost $35 or more, not including tip, which Instacart automatically sets at 5% of the total order price. However, prices will vary depending on how quickly a member needs their medication delivered, but typically costs less than $10, according to CNBC. Delivery updates are provided via text message, which mirrors the experience of ordering groceries from Instacart.