12. July 2021 | Press release
Minute Pharma and Phacil reinforce their partnership in South-East France
Minute Pharma and Phacil have reinforced their partnership by adding 50 new pharmacies to their home-delivery service in south-eastern France as of mid-July.
Minute Pharma, a subsidiary of Le Groupe La Poste, is the French market leader for the same-day delivery of pharmaceutical products directly from pharmacies to patients in their homes or in care homes.
Phacil, is the leading digital pharmacy solution in France. It aims to improve and automate the entire health-care process by providing a wide range of e-pharma services.
For the past 2 years, Minute Pharma and Phacil have been working together to deliver medicines to homes in the Paris region. Drawing on their complementary expertise, and in response to growing market demand, Minute Pharma and Phacil are now extending the geographical scope of their partnership to deliver medicines directly to homes from around fifty new pharmacies in south-eastern France, all located between Nice and Marseille.
Phacil will also be involved in marketing the Minute Pharma lockers used for its click & collect service in pharmacies, thus accelerating the deployment of the system around the country.
Minute Pharma and Phacil contribute to the transformation of pharmacies
Through their partnership, Minute Pharma and Phacil are positioned at the forefront of the transformation of the pharmaceutical market, supporting pharmacies through the digitisation of the sector. E-commerce solutions, click & collect lockers, multi-mode deliveries (bike, electrically-assisted transport, motorbikes, vans), online appointments and prescriptions, and more. The e-pharma services they offer will help drive business growth for healthcare professionals interested in seizing opportunities linked to the sector’s transformation.
"Today, 60% of French people would like to have their medicines delivered. However, only 3% of pharmacies offer this solution*. To address this problem and offer the best possible service to patients and our partner pharmacies, we established a partnership with Minute Pharma, two years ago. We are delighted with this partnership, and today we are extremely proud to be strengthening our ties with Minute Pharma, especially as we have some very exciting projects in the pipeline."
Alexandre Deniau, CEO of Phacil
Large-Scale Development over time
The development outlook is extremely promising, since a new wave of deployment is planned before the end of 2021, with the opening of the service to an additional fifty pharmacies in south-west France.
In the long term, the home-delivery service offered by Phacil and Minute Pharma could even be extended internationally. In fact, discussions are currently underway concerning the launch of the service in Barcelona (Spain), where Phacil is already established.
"The health crisis has really accelerated the digitisation of pharmacies. It has created new needs and expectations, which we are pleased to able to meet today, in partnership with Phacil. Together, we are taking things to the next level in order to offer our services to as many people as possible, and thereby contribute to the transformation of the sector."
Samy Layouni, Managing Director of Minute Pharma
*Source: Odoxa, Avenir Pharmacie, Estimated European data (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland).
Phacil is the first search engine devoted to pharmacies. It helps pharmacies to develop their business thanks to its turnkey multiservice platform. Phacil gives pharmacies access to a source of new orders and increases their profitability by providing them with an exclusive, revenue-generating, personalised market view through its geolocation-based patient detection system.
More information on the website www.phacil.delivery
About Minute Pharma
Minute Pharma, a subsidiary of Le Groupe La Poste, is the French market leader for the same-day delivery of pharmaceutical products directly from pharmacies to patients in their homes or in care homes. As an expert in last-mile pharmaceutical logistics, its main mission is to provide pharmacies with a set of tools to facilitate the urban delivery of medicines (to nursing homes, private homes, between pharmacies, etc.). Its services are available in more than 50 major French cities, with nearly 700 partner pharmacies across France.
More information on the website www.minutepharma.com