Australia’s first pharmacy delivery app has been launched in Queensland, giving domestic travellers the option to have medication delivered directly to their accommodation.
The Tonic App allows travellers in Brisbane to upload a photo of their prescription and have their medicine, as well as over-the-counter pharmacy products, delivered at a time which suits them.
Queensland entrepreneurs Guy McKenzie and Adam Gilmore developed the app after becoming frustrated at waiting in line at a pharmacy.
“In Brisbane, there are plenty of things to see and do – from the breathtaking views of the city from Mount Coot-tha to a riverside stroll at New Farm, to a long lunch at South Bank,” Mr Gilmore said.
“It makes sense that people don’t want to give up time on their holidays trying to find a pharmacy – and Tonic means you can be back on the road, feeling better and enjoying your trip in no time.”
Mr Gilmore said they had received numerous orders from domestic travellers since the app launched.
“We’ve delivered products, from prescription medication through to painkillers and female hygiene products, to hotels, motels, campsites and Airbnbs across Brisbane,” he said.
“It’s about convenience, yes, but that doesn’t come at a cost to quality of care. Once an order is placed through the app, a pharmacist will call the Tonic user directly to discuss how to take the medication and any associated risks.”
The Tonic App charges users a five-dollar fee for delivery, which can be paid via the app.
More information can be found here.