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How to start online pharmacy marketplace?

If you want to start an online pharmacy you can create it like a marketplace so that multiple pharmacists can sell their products under a single storefront. In this article, we will look at how to start an online pharmacy marketplace.

Some of the major ePharmacy stores are Netmeds, 1MG, Mchemist, Apollo Pharmacy, etc.

This is how an online pharmacy marketplace looks like that provides different types of products with different sellers and different rates so that customers can choose products comparing different sellers rates.

Why ePharmacy?

With the move into the digital world, many retailers have approached towards eCommerce to grow their business.

With the ePharmacy marketplace, several chemists can sell their medicines on a single website that can be beneficial for Chemists, customers, and website owner.

Benefits of e-Pharmacy

It is estimated that there will be a rise in the compound annual growth by 14.2 % in ePharmacy by 2024.

Here we will see how to create a Pharmacy Marketplace like netmeds where several Pharmacists can sell their medical equipment.

How to start online pharmacy marketplace?

To create a pharmacy marketplace like Apollo Pharmacy you need to aspect several factors.

Select the appropriate Platform to use

It is one of prime step to use the platform that suits your requirements. There are several platforms like Magento, Bagisto, Shopify, Prestashop, and many others.

Magento is one of the widely used eCommerce platforms to create an online store that is very popular and also very secure.

You can also use the platforms that are based on Laravel for faster development and easy customisation like AvoRed, Aimeos, Bagisto.

Laravel is a PHP based platform that carries endless features and is one of the popular frameworks. Laravel is known for its Durability, Accessibility, reliability, robust features and is based on MVC architecture.

With the help of Laravel, developers can boost up the speed of web applications development.

Web Hosting

It is one of the important steps to choose the Web Hosting service so that your eCommerce website is accessible via the world wide web all over the world.

In the case of big websites, you must choose the dedicated web hosting because marketplace eCommerce needs a large amount of disk space and bandwidth.

Dedicated hosting is more favourable as compared to the Shared hosting in case of big websites because a limited amount of bandwidth and disk space is allocated to you in shared hosting.

While in Shared hosting, there can be web traffic that leads to the slow loading of pages. In Dedicated hosting, servers are not shared so the website having dedicated hosting will be highly responsive with good bandwidth.

Create a Multi-Vendor Website

Multi-vendor eCommerce is a complex process instead of which you can use an extension to create a multi-vendor website to raise the business.

You can create a Multi-Vendor website in Bagisto by using the extension Laravel Multi-Vendor Marketplace that provides several privileges to the Admin and the Sellers also.

Admins End:-

Sellers End:-

  • Management of product from a dedicated dashboard.
  • Seller branding.
  • Transparency between customers and sellers.
  • Sellers can add multiple images for the products.
  • Can add new products and add existing products.
  • Seller Can add special pricing.
  • Edit Shop URL, Shop image, and details for the shop.

Mobile Support

As there are millions of mobile users in today’s world and the number of mobile users is increasing day by day. It will be an effective step if you create an app for the mobile device so that the customers can easily integrate with the eCommerce website using their mobiles only.

You can easily create a PWA in Bagisto by using the module Laravel eCommerce PWA.

PWA is the modern day technology apps that feel and perform just like the Native apps.

If you want to create a pharmacy Marketplace. Feel free to connect Bagisto Helpdesk or follow Bagisto Tutorials and our official Bagisto Forum.

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Comments (9)

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  • Alok Singh
    Hello Bagisto Team

    You are doing well!
    I would like to design a website/mobile app for my e-Pharmacy marketplace model for multi channel vendors. Also, I would like happy to know that what kind of service you will be providing for startup e-commerce business. I would be grateful if you could provide us a quote for same. I would like option as mentioned below.
    Customer Options
    • Upload Prescription
    • Easy On boarding
    • Easy Search
    • Drug Info
    • Refill Prescription
    • Order Tracking
    • Payments and Offers
    • Manage Profile
    • Medicine Reminder
    • Find Substitute of Medicine
    • Categories Wise Search
    Pharmacist Options
    • Dedicated Interface
    • Order Notification
    • Provide Support
    Delivery Options
    • Can see all the delivery
    • Map Tracking
    • Status Update
    Admin Options
    • Inventory to be Managed
    • Manageable order status
    • Various Reports
    • Store Management
    • Payment and Offers
    Other Options
    • Multi Language
    • Nearby medical store locator using google map
    • Customize according to client need
    • Talk to consultant
    May Be/May not be
    o Option for lab tests from various labs (home collection available)
    o Get into free or paid chats with doctors (there’s an AI tool to collect your primary info)
    o Fix appointments with doctors
    o Doctors directly send the prescription
    o Video chat with pharmacist available
    o Use lab facilities
    o Prescription refills available through Alexa and Google Home

    Please feel free to call me if you need any further information in order to provide us with a firm price.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Alok Singh

    • Sanjana Singh
      Hello Alok,

      Greeting for the day!!!

      We have created a ticket for your requirement, please check your email.

  • vishvesh patel
    i am planning for e pharmcy delivery system like, which provides custmers easy to orders medicine and in delivery quickly, so if you like to develope like this projects please send me mails.
    • saurav pathak
      Please check your inbox, you might have received a ticket from bagisto regarding your requirements.
  • yoseph
    i like to start an online pharmacy delvery system what service can you provide


  • Aisha Garg
    Thank you for posting such a significant data , this article in advantageous for us to start Online pharmacy in India
  • estella clay
    Hello Team Bagisto

    You are doing well.
    This article is really very clear with information sources and a good source for a total beginner of the industry.I’m running an e-pharmacy through a website, and your article really helps to rectify some of the loop holes. As well we are working on a new one for a mobile app.
    Great thanks to you all. Keep posting further deep concepts on e-pharma license processing.

    • Simant Verma
      estella clay
  • amar
    I want to start an e pharmacy setup on urgent basis. Please advise with appropriate options
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