Tricks To Save On Your Medicine Bills

Save on your medicine bills online with these tricks and tips. Now order your medicines online for your elders or children sitting at home and get them home delivered and at discounted prices.
Updated: Jan 12, 2018 15:26 IST
Tricks To Save On Your Medicine Bills
Tricks To Save On Your Medicine Bills
With demonetization that had taken place about a year ago led to the growth of e-commerce industry in India in leaps and bound. Almost everything from a small pin to huge complex and sophisticated machinery everything is available online these days. One of the recent additions to this trend is the online pharmacy. With the increase in literacy rate and most of the people gaining access to smartphones and computers online buying is sure to catch the trend. Online medical stores have already begun to make a mark in India and it is expected that the business of online medical store is bound to increase manifold times and achieve great heights. Several players have entered the online business of e-pharmacy.

Inspite of seeing huge success within a short span of time there is always a buzz and concern relating to the genuineness of medicines found in e-medical stores. To protect the interest of the customers and prevent online fraud from taking place the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has looked into the matter and issued specified guidelines for the sale of medicines online.
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1MG Online Medicine Offers and Discounts
Photo Credit: 1MG

How to Order Medicines Online

  • In the first place you need to choose the appropriate and trustworthy site to order medicines from.
  • Next you need to upload your medical prescription, and the site will call you up to verify your order.
  • Once the order has been verified, the e-pharmacy will ship your order.
  • There is various payment options available, the users can either pay using debit/credit card, COD or can even use other payment gateways like Paytm.  
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Netmed Online Medicine Offers and Discounts
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Let Us Look at Some of the Major Benefits of Ordering Medicines Online:

  • Convenience: Medicine is most needed by either the physically disabled or the old aged people who find it really difficult to commute and get the required medicines. Ordering medicines online brings with it great convenience for them. Now they need not depend upon anyone else to get their medicines. For the working professionals too who do not get time to leave the office and get the medicines, these online medical stores prove to be a boon.
  • Saves Time and Money: Online medical store allows the users to save on both time and money. Most of these online medical stores offer great discounts and cashbacks. In case of rare medicines you need not go and look for these medicines from one store to the other. Within just few clicks you can get even the rarest medicines at the best price.
  • Accessibility: The product information and the composition of medicines are clearly displayed on the site of these online medical stores. These are comparatively more understandable and accessible as compared to in traditional pharmacy.
  • Systematic: These online medical stores follow a specified process of drug approval. Requirement of prescription is compulsory, which is then reviewed by their medical expert, before shipping the medicines to the customers. Even the sale of regular medicines requires a doctor's prescription.
  • 24*7 Delivery: In case of an emergency you can order medicines anytime anywhere and get it delivers within 24 hours of your order. There is no worry of the pharmacy shutting down. As soon as you upload your prescription the customer representative will get in touch with you and confirm your order.
  • Privacy: There are times when you do not want to disclose what sort of medicines you are buying in such a situation these online medical stores are the best place to get your orders. Since they operate on a virtual platform and all the customer details are kept confidential you get complete privacy.
  • Multiple Choices: Online stores give you an opportunity to choose from a wide range of products. Multiple brands and generic names are available or you to choose from.
Now we have great choices in form of netmeds and 1mg that operate in a systematic manner keeping in mind all the guidelines and requirements for consumer benefit. Let us have brief look at these online medical stores and the offers provided by them:

1mg Online Medical Pharmacy

Originally known as Healthkart Plus, 1mg claims to have the largest collection of medicines online. With a huge user base of more than 1 crore they offer free home sample pickups for tests and free online chats with qualified doctors. Like Netmeds, 1mg also offers heavy discounts and offers to its users. Here are some top offers by 1mg:
  • Flat 20% off on Medicines
  • Addition 10% cashback for Paytm users
  • Up to 30% off on Health/OTC Products
  • Flat 35% off on Health Tests & Packages

Netmeds Online Medical Pharmacy

Netmeds going by their tagline ‘India ki Pharmacy' offers easy navigation through their site, making it easier for the users to shop for various medicines. Netmed keeps coming up with some exciting offers and discounts for their new and old customers as well. Here are some top offers by Netmeds for their customers:
  • 15% discount on prescription drugs on a minimum order value of Rs 1000/-
  • Flat 10% off on prescription drugs with no minimum order value
  • New users can avail 15% discount on prescription drugs without any minimum order value
  • Some users can also get 5% unlimited netmed cashbacks
  • Apart from this there are many other coupon codes available for the customers.
Several hospitals and private businessmen have ventured into the e-Commerce industry and are ready to sell medicines in India. Online medicine providers, such as Netmeds and 1mg promise quality medicines through their internal verification process, where they only partner with pharmacists having valid licenses and are selling original products only.
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