What is an online pharmacy?
Online pharmacy is a part of the growing surge of E-commerce in India. E-commerce
includes all kinds of buying and selling business activities over the internet. The
business here is controlled through proper management and running of the company
Online pharmacy is a newly grown form of medical store in India. This online medical
shop includes various forms of medical stores like the online branch of an offline
medical shop, independent-only online stores, and online pharmacies that are actually
working as a collaboration among various other medical shops. These medical stores are
all operated in online mode and their services are delivered to the customers through
various delivery agents.
The significant boost in the online medical store popularity and usage came during
the period of the covid-19 pandemic. During a pandemic when everything was standing
on hold, medicines were among the essentials. Due to the country-wide lockdown, this
form of medicine delivery was given a boost and hence it is in use and growing even
beyond the time of the pandemic. Actually, this system of online pharmacy was
discovered very early in the modern era but its growth went significant after the
How does the online pharmacy work?
The working of an online medical shop starts with first the registration of the
medical store. There are various regulatory laws and rules available in India and abroad
that decide the working rules of online pharmacies. Each medical store online needs
to have a registered pharmacist on the payroll. This pharmacist works to check all the
prescriptions and requested medicines. Only upon his approval, if required after
consultation with the patient, the medicines are packed and shipped to the desired
Formally, the online medical stores work by following the below-mentioned steps.
● Download the mobile application of the online pharmacy or visit the online
website of the desired pharma