Which pharmacy better: American, Canadian or European?
Today, pharmaceutical business extends boundaries covering the world wide web. Its development contributes to online services appearance where users may find diverse positions in online catalogs. Let’s understand what online pharmacy is and how it contributes to health improvement.
Online pharmacy is a service offering medical products and health-related items to every online user. Nowadays, such services are established all over the world. They have originated from America, Canada, Europe or any other country in the world. But these are three main locations where online pharmacies are the most popular.
This article is devoted to the comparison of American, Canadian, European online services. As an example, CVS Pharmacy (America), Lloyds Pharmacy (Europe), Landa Pharmacy (Canada) were taken. The main aim of this article is to assess the popularity, convenience and effectiveness of the mentioned above services.
The comparison will be made according to the following issues: assortment, prices and delivery. In conclusion, every user will gain a definite answer to what pharmacy to choose.
Assortment plays one of the most important roles in the popularity of online pharmacies. There were examined 3 pharmacies in relation to their capability to meet customers’ needs. So, American store offers customers 16 drug categories like Vitamins, Health&Medicine, Home Health Care, Digestive Health, Adults Care, Contact Lenses, Allergy, Diet&Nutrition, Personal Care, Beauty, Skin Care, Hair Care, Household&Grocery, Photo, Trive Market. This service offers search by category and by name. As we see, this store is engaged in the sale not only health-related products but other items necessary for household, for example.
At the same time, Canadian pharmacy provides customers with 18 categories including drugs and health-related products. This online catalog includes products for Men’s Health, Pain Relief, Antibiotics, Women’s Health, Antidepressants, Mental Health/Epilepsy, Anxiety/Sleep Aid, Blood Pressure/Heart, Anti-allergic/Asthma, Cholesterol, Weight Loss, Skin Care, Eye Care, Antidiabetic, Antiviral, Cancer, Stop Smoking, General Health. It guarantees convenient searching options by categories, name and bestsellers.
European online pharmacy, in turn, provides 11 online positions in the catalog. They are properly arranged which simplifies the searching process. The following positions may be observed: Hair Loss, Sexual Health, Weight Loss, Medcine&Treatments, Health&Wellbeing, Electronic Health, Vitamins&Supplements, Mobility&Independent Living, Skincare, Toiletries, Pet Care. As a bonus, you may shop by condition and popular brands.
Finally, you can see, only Canadian pharmacy offers its customers medications and health-related products. Other services are a kind of wholesale trader of different products popular on the Internet market.
Delivery availability and convenience
Customers like to expand the boundaries that’s why they prefer buying products from above. Delivery is an integral part of this business. The greater the range of delivery is the more customers it has. Let’s consider the offered services.
American online pharmacy offers the delivery to 48 contiguous states. If your order is delivered to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Puerto Rico you have to pay extra charges. Extra charges are incurred for parcels over 50 pounds. The delivery fee is $5.49 and free for orders over $35. The delivery is conducted to the following places of delivery:
- any valid U.S. address (including P.O. boxes, with some exceptions);
- orders containing non-hazardous items to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and to P.O. box and APO/FPO/DPO addresses.
Simultaneously with this information, we may follow the diversity of delivery options offered by European service. They offer standard postage and packaging which fee is £3.95 on all orders up to £35. You may choose Next Day Delivery which fee is £5.99. The next option is known as Click&Collect. All orders placed before 3 pm are delivered for free the next day. If your order is placed after 3 pm an extra day for delivery is required. All orders over £35 are delivered for free. Private prescription medicines are delivered FREE via by Royal Mail Special Delivery by 1 pm. NHS prescription medicines are delivered FREE via Royal Mail Signed For Delivery.
Canadian options are not so diverse but international. This pharmacy offers Regular and EMS deliveries to every corner of the world except for some Asian countries. Regular delivery requires 2-3 business weeks (possible to be free if certain requirements are followed). If you prefer EMS delivery the delivery will require 5-9 days. The difference between these deliveries’ fee is not great.
The most convenient service according, to the above characteristics, is Canada. International delivery allows people to arrange orders living far from this fascinating country.
Conclusion: Who Wins?
Unfortunately, there is no clear answer who wins in this comparison “battle”. Each service has its distinct advantages and drawbacks. There is no possibility to compare prices as these pharmacies have different currencies. There is an opinion that every customer has his own characteristics of reliable services. If the Internet allows making orders of medications living in another country why not doing it. This article is devoted to showing the diversity of services offered by Canadian, American and European services. If other examples are taken the next time, the results may vary. The overall number of customers differ every time and the competition becomes stronger day after day. Find your own reliable vendor considering this information.