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​The ability to buy generic drugs online can help independent pharmacies to better serve their customers, streamline back-end operations and improve revenue from sales of generic medicines.

Generic drugs make up a large percentage of sales for independent pharmacies. Having significant, new FDA-approved pharmaceuticals in stock when customers arrive with their first prescriptions is the key to generating new sales, expanding the customer base and building greater customer loyalty. Technology to buy generic drugs online can help by providing instant access to pricing and stock availability, ensuring the accuracy of orders and reducing the time required to find and order cheap generic drugs online.

When independents want to buy generic drugs online, they have a choice between the large suppliers, small suppliers and an independent focused generic pharmaceutical distributor. Today more independents are realizing they can find more competitive pricing and better pharmaceutical wholesaler customer service from an independent focused distributor like H. D. Smith.

Buy generic drugs online with H. D. Smith.

H. D. Smith is one of the largest independent pharmaceutical wholesale distributor in the U.S. and one of the top 10 purchasers of generics in the nation. Having served the needs of community pharmacies for more than 60 years, we enable independents to achieve greater profitability when they buy generic drugs online. For example, our generic retail pricing on many items is 30% below brand equivalents, providing a 40 to 60% profit margin.

As a generic medicine supplier, we have created one of the strongest collections of generic drugs in the industry. Our generic drug portfolio, PharmaGen, has been developed by partnering with leading generic manufacturers and by monitoring the generic market daily to ensure that we deliver the best possible generic drug availability, coverage, quality and value.

Streamline ordering with technology to buy generic drugs online.

Our order management software, OrderBase Xpress, makes it easy for pharmacies to buy generic drugs online. OrderBase Xpress enables pharmacists to efficiently procure products and provides instant access to pricing and availability. When pharmacies buy generic drugs online with OrderBase Xpress, they can:

  • Improve productivity with flexible search options, customization preferences, on-demand order status and inventory status, and Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) integration.
  • Save money with help from prompts for quantity discounts, retail price maintenance tools, and indicators for generic, major contract and less expensive item alternates.
  • Make smarter buying decisions with data-driven reporting options and analytics.

We also offer a hand-held ordering tool, OrderBase Mini, that lets pharmacists buy generic drugs online by building an order at the shelf.

Learn more about how to buy generic drugs online with H. D. Smith.


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