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DoorDash will deliver non-prescription essentials from CVS

To start, the service is available in Dallas, Houston, New York City and Philadelphia.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 24: A person wears a protective face mask outside CVS Pharmacy in Union Square during the coronavirus pandemic on May 24, 2020 in New York City. Government guidelines encourage wearing a mask in public with strong social distancing in effect as all 50 states in the USA have begun a gradual process to slowly reopen after weeks of stay-at-home measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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In April, DoorDash began delivering items from convenience stores like 7-Eleven, Wawa and Circle K. Now, DoorDash is expanding its offerings and will deliver non-prescription items from CVS Pharmacy, too.

As of today, DoorDash customers in select cities can order over 3,000 items from CVS -- ranging from groceries to cleaning products and over-the-counter medicines. The deliveries will be no-contact by default, and users won’t be required to sign up for a delivery time slot or pre-schedule.

To start, the service will be available in Dallas, Houston, New York City and Philadelphia. DoorDash and CVS plan to expand the partnership in the Bronx, Brooklyn, San Francisco and Boston metro areas this summer.

This partnership makes CVS the first pharmacy to join the DoorDash platform. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Postmates has also begun delivering items from Walgreens, Duane Read and 7-Eleven. 

While DoorDash will not deliver prescriptions, CVS has experimented with prescription deliveries through UPS drones and Nuro’s autonomous vehicles. Walgreens has tested prescription delivery through FedEx, and Costco and Instacart have also teamed up to provide similar deliveries.

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