Medicine apps or medicine delivery apps have been a game-changer for the health industry. Rapid changing innovation is constructively making the human world better. We cannot ignore the necessity of medicine and other medical products; be it a kid, teenager or elder, at some point, everyone needs medical assistance.
An app for medicine delivery facilitates consumers to avoid the long queues and get the required medication on time at their doorstep. The online app makes the users’ life easy and aid with the online pharmacy. Just access the medicine mobile app, choose your medicines and make the order!
Besides, from a business or investment point of view, we can completely observe how the industry not only helped people during the pandemic but also generated high revenue. Even COVID-19 could not harm the health industry when the world was suffering from an economic crunch. As reported, online medical services are expected to cross more than USD 300 billion by 2025.
Popular Business Models: Medicine delivery app development
1) Dedicated store or pharmacy medicine application:
In this model, a specific store or medicine company builds a medicine ordering mobile app and lists all the available medications. It works exactly like an offline store that we visit to get our order. Users can easily look into the online store, add the required items to their cart, and place an order.
Likewise, the store manager reviews the order, makes it ready and delivers it to the consumer. There is no third party or middleman involved in the process; the customer directly deals with the store.
2) Third-party app for medicine delivery:
In this model, an investor or business owner develops a medicine ordering mobile application, collaborates with different medicine stores, and adds them to its channel. Users get a wide range of options to order the medicines from the listed stores. Here, the users review the different pharmacies, add the medicines to the cart and make the order.
Likewise, the respective orders are notified to the store managers, and once ready, the third party delivers the orders to the consumers.
Other Business Opportunities:
1) Commission based business: As the mobile apps are providing an online platform to pharmacies to sell their items and grow revenue. Many stores prefer to collaborate with third-party medicine applications and offer a commission on sales.
2) Earning from ad listings: In the case of third-party apps, stores can opt for ad listing benefits by paying an extra amount to the mobile app. The benefit will enable them to list their store at the top of the other stores, which will help them to make more sales.
3) In-app Advertisement: Just like affiliation, mobile apps can include other services’ links. Generally, these apps earn money to rent app space to other services. For medicine ordering app, effective affiliation options would be:
-Other healthcare services
Key Features of Medicine Mobile Application:
These trending mobile apps dispense several advantages to users in terms of discount, delivery at doorstep, time-saving, easy check on medicine availability and others. In addition, there are certain features that make it a complete asset for consumers; easy to use and lavished attributes.
Let’s learn about the key features in detail below:
[A] User Profile: It should be an agile sign-up process for users. An option to log in with an existing email or social media accounts will aid users to quickly get registered with the services. Users can also add their personal information like name, address, phone, payment details etc. to enjoy the seamless experience. The goal is to connect as many people with the platform and make it comfortable for everyone.
[B] Prescription Upload: This is an advanced feature where a user can directly upload their prescription to buy the items, instead of manually adding each medicine to the cart. This saves time for users and improves the customer experience.
[C] Filter: There are users who require general medicines for a certain illness (sugar, blood pressure, mild fever etc.); hence, the filter option will help them to decide the correct medicine that they require. They can also use this feature to look for different manufacturing brands, sales, expiry dates, prices etc.
[D] Medicine details: There should be not only medicine names with expiry dates, but it also requires a detailed introduction of each item available at the shop. Thus, people are well aware to make a decision among the different brands.
Medicine Store or Chemist Panel:
[A] Product management: The feature allows the store manager to add or remove the medicines from the online inventory. Moreover, the system is smartly designed so that it manages the products and updates the item quantity in the system. Hence, the store can fulfil the required medicines on time, before it goes out of stock
[B] Order management: There would be different users ordering at the same time. Hence, the store app supports specific clients’ orders, refunds and returns. Besides, the store manager can track these orders from the app to review the daily, weekly and monthly sales.
[C] Payment: All the payments are linked to the app. Consequently, each user making an order gets the payment details into their account with the order id and payment transaction code. Once the payment is done, the store manager can share the feedback link to the users for rating and reviews.
App Development Requirements For Medicine Ordering App:
- App Platform: Google Play Store, Apple Store and Web Application
- Front End Developers: Java, Swift, HTML, React, Angular, CSS
- Back-end Developers: Python, Node.js
- Database: MongoDB
- Cloud: AWS and Google Cloud
- Payment: Paypal API, Braintree SDK, Stripe API
- Push Notification: Batch
- Location Tracking: Google Maps (Android), MapKit (iOS)
An ideal medicine delivery app will take around 3-6 months of development time, and the same will cost around USD 30,000 – USD 40,000, based on the different functionalities..
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