Costco, Instacart pilot medication delivery

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Costco, Instacart pilot medication delivery

11/07/2019
The piloted program includes delivery to a Costco member’s home or office.

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.