Well, we mObile marketers told you it was coming like the giant wave that it is & every week it seems to make us look…
Lauren Johnson from Mobile Commerce Daily writes:
[The SMS program from CVS/pharmacy notifies users when their prescription is ready to be picked up at their local pharmacy. Text alerts will be available at more than 7,300 locations in the United States.]
So, basically I can call in my order, tell them to notify me by Text message that my meds are ready? Awesome! I don’t know about y’all, but I always despised pestering them…”Is it ready yet? NO? You sure? Ok…Thanks.” Not only will this save the customer time & hassle, think about the pharmacy that wastes lots & lots of time making phone calls. That time saved can be utilized for more worker productivity. Sorry, CVS pharmacy employees, you might have to clean out that shelf cabinet you’ve been putting off for a while. It is after all, spring cleaning time!
[The company also recently updated its iPhone and Android apps to let consumers scan bar codes on their prescriptions to order medicine while on the go.]
Folks, this is a company that “gets it”, if you know what I mean? Want further proof?
Peep this>>[In addition to the apps, CVS/pharmacy also has a commerce-enabled mobile site that lets consumers buy items from the retailer’s catalog.]
Lemme get this straight – CVS is giving you SMS notifications that you’re ‘scripts are up^, they’ve got iPhone & Android Mobile Apps where you can re-order ‘scripts, & they’ve got a nice mObile commerce website that you can also do some shopping from?! This is what I call a dream client! They are absolutely crushing it with mObile.
Hopefully, I will be able to convince the pharmacy down the street to do this with my mObile service. If they put up resistance, I guess I can just show them what their largest competitor is doing. If that doesn’t work, I’ll try a four leaf clover, or maybe even a tribal style drumming ceremony. Hey, it’s been known to work…in movies!
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