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Online pharmacy consolidation: what Reliance-Netmeds, PharmEasy-Medlife deals mean for the sector

In a span of few days, three big announcements have been made in the online-pharmacy space involving e-commerce giants. This can potentially bring an orbital shift in not just how drugs are distributed in India, but also change the fate of the fledgling e-pharmacy business.
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Besieged with threats from unknown quarters, Cipla CEO Umang Vohra told ET Prime two years ago that he doesn’t want to be “ Amazoned”. Well, the inevitable cannot be stopped. In a span of few days, three big announcements have been made that can potentially bring an orbital shift in not just how drugs are distributed in India,
The Jio ecosystem, all said and done, is addressing the lower Arpu (average revenue per user) consumer but this is not easy to monetise. Amazon has the higher-value customer, technology, operations, and capital to play the broader game which it has been playing in the US (with Pillpack),” says an e-pharmacy industry executive. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
Besieged with threats from unknown quarters, Cipla CEO Umang Vohra told ET Prime two years ago that he doesn’t want to be “ Amazoned”. Well, the inevitable cannot be stopped. In a span of few days, three big announcements have been made that can potentially bring an orbital shift in not just how drugs are distributed in India, The Jio ecosystem, all said and done, is addressing the lower Arpu (average revenue per user) consumer but this is not easy to monetise. Amazon has the higher-value customer, technology, operations, and capital to play the broader game which it has been playing in the US (with Pillpack),” says an e-pharmacy industry executive. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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