By Prudence Minayo
The convenience that comes with shopping online is undeniable. Businesses are cognisant to this need and are embracing technology to make sure customers products are delivered to their doorsteps without the hustle of queuing. Pharmacies have not been left out and now you can order your medication online and it will be delivered to your desired address.
Below is a list of top ten Online pharmacies in Kenya as compiled by WoK.
Pharmily.co.ke is arguably one of the best, if not the best online pharmacy in Kenya that allows customers to make purchases online. Their website is easy to navigate and you can place orders for prescription drugs, beauty products, baby and pregnancy care, medical equipment and a host of other products. The pharmacy has maintained high standards over the years by ensuring they only stock quality products.
Pharmily is highly rated for its personalized approach to customers orders as the doctors are at hand to explain usage of the prescribed drugs.
To place your order simply Sign Up or call 0726669898.
Delivery within Nairobi and its environs takes about four hours and between a day or two in other cities in Kenya.
Goodlife was co-founded by Dr. Josh Ruxin in 2013. They have over 80 stores across Kenya and Uganda with a reach of over 1.2 million customers. They plan to reach more than 3 million customers and have 250 stores by 2025. The pharmacy has created hundreds of jobs since its inception. Goodlife offers a number of services including blood glucose and cholesterol checking, consultations, monitoring blood pressure and family nutrition. They also offer laboratory services in some locations. They supply health and beauty products. Goodlife delivers products countrywide.
Mydawa is a pharmacy that promises the delivery of authentic and quality goods. Once you open an account with them, they offer thousands of products. They also have a dedicated customer care service and can be found on major social media platforms like, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.
Another game changer in the pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaplus offers a wide range of products, from beauty, health to lifestyle. They have physical stores in Kitengela, Mombasa road, Nakuru and Mombasa. Deliveries are made for orders exceeding Ksh100 . They operate everyday from 8am to 8:30pm except on Sundays and during holidays when they operate from 10am.
Malibu pharmacy joined the Kenya pharmaceutical industry in 1993 with the opening of its first branch in Mfangano, Nairobi. They have since grown to have a number of branches where one can either visit the store physically or contact them through their website/WhatsApp and have them deliver customers’ prescriptions. The pharmacy accepts Lipa Na Mpesa for orders made online and also accepts a number of major insurance policies including: AON Minet, Britam, Jubilee, UAP, MTN insurance agencies, Madison, APA and AAR Insurance. Malibu is also able to source all kinds of medicine including those not readily available in the country.
The pharmacy was founded by Dr. Louis Somoni who stepped down as CEO in 2018. The retail pharmacy deals with both prescription and non-prescription pharmaceutical products. They deliver countrywide and also have more than ten stores across the country. They accept a number of insurance cards from AON, UAP, Britam, NSSF, Pacific, CIC Group, Meridian Health and Saham.
Apart from being an online store, Kasha has a wide array of health services for women. Once products are sourced, they are packed in a confidential manner with added information about product use then delivered to your location. Once you’ve added the product to your cart and signed in/up, you upload the prescription and check out. Their pharmacist gets to review the prescription before calling to go over product usage. It is then packed and delivered to you.
Livia dawa app can be downloaded from google play. Once one signs up, you take a picture of the prescription, pay via M-pesa and have the items delivered to your doorstep. It offers users access to a number of chemists registered on the app.
Pharmacydirect advertise themselves as the premier internet pharmacy in Kenya. They have a simple order process: search item, add and view cart, checkout, fill your billing address and place the order. M-pesa is their preferred method of online payment
This is a retail pharmacy that does countrywide deliveries. Orders are dispatched immediately when a customer completes and pays for the order. Deliveries within Nairobi are done on the same day. They have a no return policy on goods and currently only accept Cigna Insurance.
They also run a blog aimed at informing customers on a number of topics such as, personal grooming, nutrition and weight loss.