Spartanburg, SC - March 7, 2004 -- CornerDrugstore, the leader in pharmacy web site services, today announces a new CornerDrugstore Corporate web site and a Directory Service listing for community pharmacies. This new Directory Service listing provides extended benefits and services to community pharmacies and allows for pharmacy customers and potential pharmacy customers to easily find a local community pharmacy.
The updated functionality of the CornerDrugstore Directory Service listing provides an extended pharmacy lookup service. The number of pharmacies displayed is no longer limited to only CornerDrugstore customers. It now includes over 25,000 community pharmacies in the United States and allows pharmacy customers to locate any community pharmacy within a specified city or zip code.
This extended CornerDrugstore Directory Service not only supports the consumer looking for a local pharmacy but also supports the community pharmacy by providing more market exposure to potential pharmacy customers who use the CornerDrugstore Directory Service to find a pharmacy. Even pharmacies without a web site will gain market exposure with their Internet presence on the CornerDrugstore Directory. CornerDrugstore also provides those pharmacies with a CornerDrugstore.com web site, a hot link to their web site from this Directory.
In addition, the new CornerDrugstore web site provides information to community pharmacists, private health care facilities, medical universities and hospitals looking for pharmacy specific web site services such as Online Prescription refill, Over-the-counter (OTC) online product ordering and online Heathcare content, providing valuable information to support the pharmacy's Internet marketing strategies. CornerDrugstore also offers the opportunity to upgrade your listing for better positioning within the Directory so that your store is one of three that appears ahead of other listings in your area.
""The Internet continues to play an increasingly vital role in the marketing strategy of community and independent pharmacies and CornerDrugstore remains committed to providing this market with the web services necessary to compete with the national chains,"" said Chris Sigmon, CornerDrugstore Development Manager.
QS/1 Data Systems, a sister company to CornerDrugstore, has integrated its pharmacy management software, which is in use in thousands of pharmacies nationwide, with CornerDrugstore. This allows pharmacy customers the ability to submit online prescription refills that are automatically entered into QS/1's pharmacy management software for processing. CornerDrugstore has also partnered with Voice Technologies (Voice-Tech) and Telemanager Technologies, two of the nation's leading IVR vendors, to communicate with over fifty other pharmacy management systems.
CornerDrugstore is the leading provider of pharmacy web sites with over 600 pharmacy customers. CornerDrugstore offers many services to help pharmacies establish their own web site presence and also helps pharmacies with existing web sites to accept prescription refills online and to enhance their pharmacy-related healthcare content. CornerDrugstore is a division of the J M Smith Corporation; the third largest privately held company in South Carolina. For additional information, visit www.CornerDrugstore.com or call CornerDrugstore at 1-800-859-5489.