Walgreens rolls out new same-day delivery through Instacart

The trusted pharmacy chain plans to expand to all 50 states.

Walgreens customers can now get same-day delivery through the company's new partnership with Instacart.

The pharmacy chain announced Tuesday that its new on-demand delivery with Instacart will launch in Illinois with plans to expand nationwide to nearly 8,000 stores in the coming weeks.

The online grocery shopping service platform will help customers get everything from over-the-counter medications, health and wellness products, beauty and personal care to household essentials, for delivery via Instacart.

Following the initial rollout, the new service will expand to markets including Southeast Florida, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York City and eventually across all 50 states and D.C. throughout the spring.

"At Instacart, we’re dedicated to giving customers same-day access to the essentials they need from the retailers they know and love. We're proud to expand on that commitment and welcome Walgreens to the Instacart marketplace," Chris Rogers, Vice President of Retail at Instacart said in a statement. "We’re excited to provide a seamless, safe and reliable experience to Walgreens customers across the country."

Customers can order Walgreens items for delivery online or select the Walgreens storefront in the Instacart mobile app.

As with other retailer options, users can chat directly with their Instacart shopper as their order is curated and will receive real-time updates throughout the shopping and delivery process.

Membership is not required to use Instacart, but the company offers an express membership option that includes reduced service fees and unlimited free delivery on all orders over $35.