PROTEK and Yandex.Market have signed an agreement regarding their intentions to develop the “Health” category at the new marketplace of Sberbank and Yandex. Medicines and other pharmacy products will be available for purchasing in this category.
Due to the agreement the “Health” category will be supplemented with more than 70 thousand new items: medicines, medical products, hygiene products, cosmetics. The marketplace will provide a possibility to order pharmacy products registered in the RF (Russian Federation), including expensive and rare medicines, hard to find in pharmacies.
At the first stage you may take your medicines in any of more than 2,000 Rigla, Bud zdorov and Zhivika pharmacies in Russia, and non-medicinal products may be delivered by courier. Further, in the course of the laws development, the marketplace plans to provide home delivery of medicinal drugs as well. Also the marketplace will provide medical services and health promotion programmes.
“For PROTEK group electronic commerce is the priority development field both in retail business and in distribution segment. Partnership with Yandex and Sberbank will let us move to a new level in electronic commerce and offer integrated service with maximum geographical coverage and guaranteed quality of goods to people. As the result, medicines will become more available. I am sure that the cooperation will be profitable for all the project participants,” commented Vadim Muzyaev, President of PROTEK, on signing of the agreement.
“This partnership is an important stage in electronic pharma market development. We believe in its opportunities and plan investments”, said Maksim Grishakov, General Director of Yandex.Market, while signing the agreement at Saint Petersburg Economic Forum. “Now health products will become one of the key categories at the new marketplace. We will continue developing our cooperation in order to offer the best service at the market to the customers.”
Yandex.Market is one of the largest players at the electronic trade market in Russia. More than 150 million offers from more than 20 thousand shops are collected at Yandex.Market, where you may choose goods and compare prices. The service is available at PC and mobile devices; each month more than 20 million people use it. The company as well works in cross-border trade and develops marketplace with the possibility to buy goods of different sellers.
PROTEK is one of the largest Russian pharmaceutical companies. The group has diversified business structure and works in all the main segments of pharmaceutical industry: production of medicinal products, distribution of pharmaceutical drugs, beauty and health products, as well as retail sales. The total number of the group’s employees is more than 15 thousand people. The group’s audited consolidated proceeds according to the results of 2017 was increased by 7% in comparison with 2016 and was equal to 258 billion Russian rubles.