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Cardinal Health, Square to offer payment solutions for indie pharmacies

Cardinal Health, Square to offer payment solutions for indie pharmacies

DUBLIN, Ohio and SAN FRANCISCO – Cardinal Health has partnered with Square to launch modern payment solutions for independent pharmacies and give them access to products that can help them better manage their business. 

The partnership allows Cardinal Health to offer its independent pharmacy customers access to innovative products that can seamlessly manage business operations, integrate flexible payment options for in-store, online and delivery purchases, and reduce payment processing costs. 

"Through our work with Square, we can offer our customers options to stay current with payment trends, as well as business tools and insights to help them streamline their operational workflows for greater efficiency," said Brad Cochran, executive vice president of retail distribution at Cardinal Health and president of Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. "Modern payment solutions will enable community pharmacists to offer the personalized care their patients value, while providing greater flexibility for the pharmacy to meet their customers evolving preferences." 

Easy-to-use dashboards allow the pharmacy to track sales and payment transactions, whether customers are paying during home delivery, online, at the drive thru, or at the counter. Pharmacies can meet their buyers wherever they are, with flexible payment options that include text-to-pay, Apply Pay and Google Pay, without ever missing a sale. 

Using Square's open platform, Cardinal Health is offering payment and commerce solutions that integrate directly with third-party software, including pharmacy management systems, and seamlessly connect with Square's suite of hardware and software tools. 

"As consumer preferences continue to evolve, modern payment solutions like those offered by Cardinal Health and Square can reduce administrative time and give pharmacists more time to focus on their customers,” said Gerry O'Hare, a member of the Cardinal Health Retail Advisory Board whose 45-year career in pharmacy has seen his business grow to nine locations. “Square has significantly reduced our processing costs and given us the ability to complete a sale anywhere in the store, out in the field when making deliveries, or even online – and a great backend system to show us what our business looks like."


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