Deerfield, Ill. Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it would offer shipping services at nearly all its U.S. stores as part of a new agreement with delivery company DHL.
Walgreen said it already has kiosks to label, weigh and ship packages at stores in Florida and Illinois. It expects to install DHL centers in about 6,500 stores by the end of the year, with about 1,600 Walgreens offering DHL services around the clock.
The move will give DHL, a subsidiary of German mail and shipping company Deutsche Post AG, a hefty boost—doubling the number of retail outlets where its services are provided.
"The service addresses an important need for our time-crunched customer base," said George Riedle, Walgreen's executive VP of marketing.