// Boots the latest retail chain to sign up with Deliveroo to help customers buy from a range of 400 medicine or cosmetics products
// The service to be initially trialled across 14 stores, including sites in London, Edinburgh and Nottingham
Boots has become the latest retail chain to sign up with Deliveroo to help customers who may have over-indulged on the food and drink delivery app the night before.
The health and beauty retailer has launched a 14-store pilot in cities across the UK, including London, Edinburgh and Nottingham initially, with plans to roll out in other areas if successful.
Around 400 products will be available to customers on Deliveroo, including pain relief, vitamins and plasters.
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Other products will also include No7 products, make-up, sandwiches, snacks, toiletries and baby essentials, the company said.
“We are very excited about this new partnership with Deliveroo and have carefully selected over 400 products for its launch to help our customers get the things they need, when they need them,” Boots ecommerce director Paula Bobbett said.
“It will be super handy for times when you need something urgently but can’t leave the house, like if you’re feeling unwell or are looking after your kids.
“Our online business continues to grow and this partnership offers our customers a way to access our products quickly and easily.”
Boots saw a continued rise in online sales during successive lockdowns, including an 85 per cent jump on the website between March 1, 2020 and a year later.
Deliveroo has seen a huge expansion in its offerings during the pandemic, with high street retailers keen to continue offering customers its products.
Several supermarkets are now on the platform and more high street names are signing up, although some in the industry have questioned the ability for brands to make a profit from the platform due to the high fees charged on each sale.
The 14 Boots stores offering services on Deliveroo are:
- Birmingham (High Street)
- Brighton (North Street)
- Cambridge (Petty Curry)
- Edinburgh (Princes Street)
- Leeds (Trinity)
- Liverpool (Clayton Square)
- London (Brent Cross, Croydon Whitgift Centre, Liverpool Street Station and Piccadilly Circus)
- Milton Keynes (Crown Walk)
- Newcastle (Eldon Square)
- Nottingham (Victoria Centre)
- Southampton (Above Bar Street)
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