TheIndependentPharmacy.co.uk is a British online drugstore offering a safe and easy way to purchase over 400 different medicines. They are able to prescribe certain treatments and will dispatch the pills the same day. We investigate to find out if they are as good as they first seem.
|About Domain Name|
|Name||The Independent Pharmacy|
|Licenses, Certificates and Approvals|
|Toll-Number||+44-333 2200 519|
|Free Shipping Option||no|
Domain Name Information
The domain Whois record for this pharmacy shows that they have been registered since 2013 and the domain doesn’t need to be renewed until 2025.
While the store’s domain name has been registered for nearly 6 years, the fact that it doesn’t need to be renewed for another 6 years shows that this is more likely to be a legit drugstore. Rip off merchants don’t register their domains for this long as they are prone to being closed down by authorities.
Business Contact Information
Contact information is available on every page of this store. They are based in Bristol, UK on an industrial and office estate.
When checking this address, it does seem to be a genuine location, but we can’t be completely certain this is where they are based as there are any signs for The Independent Pharmacy or for the business operating this pharmacy ‘ABSM Healthcare Ltd’.
A check on the British Government database for businesses shows that ABSM Healthcare is a genuine business which is correctly registered.
There are certain rules and regulations that this pharmacy needs to follow in order that they can operate their business legally. This means that they need to stick to the European rules regarding the distance selling of medicine for human consumption.
They are required to have the common European distance selling logo on every page of their store. This logo is correctly found on the site.
They also need to be registered with an appropriate Government agency. When we check with the MHRA (the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) database, we discover that they are correctly following the legislation here too.
When checking with LegitScript we find that they are certified as part of their program for reliable online pharmacies.
A fairly wide range of treatments are available from this pharmacy site. They sell medication to treat:
- ear wax
- hair loss
- sexually transmitted infections
- men’s health issues
They offer generic as well as brand name drugs and they are all dispensed from their Bristol, UK pharmacy.
After you have placed your order for prescription medication you will be asked to fill out a health assessment to check you are suitable. This questionnaire is then reviewed by doctors and pharmacists to check that it is safe to prescribe the medication you have ordered. Orders are dispatched the same day as long as you place it before 4 PM.
The doctors and prescribing pharmacists are even named on the site, along with a photo and bio of the five members of the team. It is good to find this level of transparency with the directors of the business also named on the site in the same manner.
Payment and Shipping
The site is secure and payment can be made using:
If you have a discount coupon you will be able to use it during the checkout process.
Standard 2 to 3 day delivery is available on orders over £40, below that level, there is a charge of £2.95. You are able to pay extra for Express Tracked delivery, which takes 1 to 2 days and costs £4.45. Next Day delivery from DPD costs £6.95. Special Next Day delivery costs £8.95 and will arrive before 1 PM. Delivery on Saturday before 1 PM costs £10.45.
They don’t ship orders outside of the UK, however.
It is always a good idea to check on what other customers have to say whey you are thinking of shopping with a new website. This online pharmacy is using Trustpilot to collect testimonials.
Looking through these TheIndependentPharmacy.co.uk reviews we can see that they are almost entirely positive with only 1% of the 7,692 testimonials being negative. This is a very good sign of a safe and reliable store as this is a great feedback record.
The customer feedback appears to be from genuine customers with verified orders. Overall customers are very happy with the service provided by this store.
This online pharmacy provides the correct regulation and offers a level of transparency rarely seen from this type of store. Also, customers are very happy with the service provided with very few negative comments.
They are clearly a legit online pharmacy but there are a couple of minor issues which mean that we have to mark them down slightly. They don’t ship outside of the UK and the prices aren’t the best available. We award this drugstore 4 stars out of a possible five.
POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVESThere are also quite many online pharmacies on the net that have proved themselves to be excellent ones. We keep an eye on them as well. They get into our reviews from time to time, and you can see them on the pages of our site.
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