A functioning retail pharmacy store is head over heels with work. You would think that that can only benefit the many customers that walk through its doors. But there have been those days. A seriously ill patient is forced to wait longer than planned whilst on limited resources. She may not have the ability to travel to another pharmacy store. Or she is forced to wait it out at home, all the while becoming progressively worse off.
That of course, is never going to be healthy. It’s not helpful to the patient. And it’s certainly not helpful to that retail pharmacy store that has given the lie to running out of stock. Fortunately, no such shortfalls ever need to occur again. In a competitive trading environment, the retail pharmacy store owner does not necessarily have to force his hand but he can take the initiative. It’s just that, from time to time, he will need to be dependent on other stakeholders.
Hardware and software developers, for instance. They’ve come up with an innovative pharmacy inventory system that could ensure that the retail pharmacy store owners that buy into this innovation never run out of stock. The system goes further. There are point of sale benefits as well. The custom built system is linked to both general and specialist practitioners’ data bases. The moment they process a prescription order is literally the moment a retail pharmacy store owner’s clerk receives it.
And that means no delays for the expectant patient. She is notified almost immediately when her prescription is ready for collection. Of course, she does not need to shuffle down to the store because the store’s delivery guy and do the honors. This then is how a retail pharmacy store is being given a boost.