Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Marketing Ideas for Pharmacy Businesses

Marketing your pharmacy is very important, especially if you are a newly opened pharmacy business that has no reputation. It is important for your business that you build strong relationships with both medical professionals and patients. The reputation will slowly but surely build up over time if you are providing your customers with high-quality service. Pharmacies can stand out very fast from the others if they are providing unique and quality service to their customers.

Post3aOffer Personalized Service

If you want to build a big customer base, you have to pay attention to you customers even more. You can start by offering them professional personalized service. This can be a part of your marketing program, invite patients to discussions about some of the medications and inspire them to ask you questions about their treatments and lifestyle. There are probably not many pharmacies that offer this kind of service, you are sure to be recognized among the patients.

Post3bAdvertising

There is no better way to get your pharmacies name out there then advertising it. You can do this in many different ways, but the smartest way to advertise a pharmacy is to go and visit health-related organizations like nursing homes. You can advertise your special offers, that will bring their attention to you for sure.

Post3cSales and Promotions

Attracting new customers to your pharmacy can be complicated if you don’t know how exactly the right way to do it. Offering special items or discounts on some medicine can maybe be the best way to attract new customers. People that decide to buy from your store will be pleased with the offer and they will tell their friends about your pharmacy and just like that you will earn more and more customers and all you need to do is make discounts from time to time.

 

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How to Start an Online Pharmacy Business

If you are a doctor or a pharmacist, and you want to start your own online pharmacy business there are some things that you need to know before you rush into starting one. First of all, you should know that online pharmacies have a very hazy reputation because there are a lot of fake and unlicensed pharmacies that sell medicine. A lot of them have scammed many people and because of them, the other licensed online pharmaceutical companies have a bad reputation even though they didn’t do anything wrong.

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Now that you know what are you getting into, we can continue. In the UK to start a pharmacy, you must be a doctor or pharmacist or have a pharmacist on the site, who will make sure that every drug is properly handled and the quality is high. If you don’t have those qualifications and you still want to start a pharmacy you can do it by hiring a medical professional who will take care of that. Post2bHowever, you have to be very careful when hiring because you want to have a person who has an unimpeachable record.

Professional Help

Post2cWe highly recommend you get some professional advice from someone that has a lot of experience in online pharmacies. Also, have some consultations with your attorney, he will tell you about all the legal paperwork that you have to own in order to have a legal pharmacy. Maybe the most important part is to apply for licenses. They are very important to have. As a pharmacy owner, you must have a license in the country in which you operate from and licenses from countries that you want to sell for. Every country has a different law regarding online pharmacies that’s why you should always consult with your attorney first.

 

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How to Safely Purchase Medicine Online

By purchasing your medicine through an online pharmacy, you will be saving yourself a lot of time, money and energy. But how do you know that the place you are buying from is legit and the medicine they are selling is safe to use? We have the solution for you, follow carefully these steps that we put together and you can be sure that you are receiving a good deal.

Don’t Believe Everything

Post1aIf you see on the online pharmacy that has deals that are too good to be true, that is most likely the truth. If the medicine you are supposed to purchase has an extremally low price on that online store, you shouldn’t buy it because that is the first and the biggest sign if something suspicious is going on. For example, if you usually pay for that medicine $50 at your local pharmacy and you see that exact medicine online for $5 you should be very careful. That kind of a low price could mean that the medicine is sold outside the country and that they are not officially approved.

Post1bLook for a VIPPS mark

When you are on an online pharmacy store, you first need to look for a mark that says VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site). If you don’t see one that means the website that you are on is not approved and screened by the NABP.

Make sure the Store is Licensed in the UK

The store that you are browsing should be located in the country that you are in. Search for the license on the website. If there is no information about their license, you should be warned that it is not recommended to buy from those stores. That is because every store should be licensed and registered in order to legally sell medicine.Post1c


The Prescription Trick

Some fake pharmacies that are not licensed won’t ask you for the prescription. You should never buy any medicine from a store that doesn’t ask for the prescription. If they don’t have your prescription they can give you the wrong medicine.