Dubai – MENA Herald: The first e-commerce store in the health and wellness space in the GCC by Aster Pharmacy was launched today by the legendary Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. This coincides with the opening of Aster Pharmacy’s 200th outlet.
As part of a mission to bring healthcare closer to their customers, AsterOnline.com hopes to provide the population in Dubai the comfort of ordering and receiving healthcare products sitting in the comfort of their homes.
AsterOnline.com is designed to be an extension to the existing 200 Aster Pharmacies in the region, rather than substituting them. The online platform offers convenience, choice and health product delivery. Customers can purchase over-the-counter medications, nutritional products, medical equipments, skin and hair care products, amongst others, along with various wellness products online. The online platform currently offers a range of 10,000 products.
Launching the Aster Online portal, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, said: “It is a remarkable step by Aster Pharmacy as in today’s urban life, health, wellness and time needs to be well balanced. Such an initiative by Aster seeks to fill the gap and I wish them the very best for this innovative and compelling proposition.”
Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen, stated: “We are excited to launch the online healthcare store in line with the vision of the UAE leadership, who are at the forefront of adopting innovation in all areas. This will help us to transform the healthcare retail industry to fit the needs of our consumers and patients.”
Commenting on the new initiative, Mr. Jobilal Vavachan, CEO of Aster Pharmacy, said: “We have seen that many of our patients with chronic medical problems would like to order their medications in advance. Many would like to browse and get the best choice for medical equipments, homecare products, amongst thousands others. AsterOnline.com will ensure that we offer our customers a wide range of products, specially chosen to fit local needs and preferences. The new e-commerce platform is an initiative in this direction.”