CVS said it is expanding its reach to its employees with the introduction of new machines that can dispense cheaper parts from its manufacturing plant.
The company announced on Tuesday that it will start offering machines to employees for $10 a week starting with a fleet of smaller robots that will be used in certain locations.CVS plans to introduce the new robots to its full-time and part-time employees, as well as those working part- time.
“We have made it our mission to provide the best possible customer service to our customers, and we are excited to offer our employees the choice of the affordable, machine-powered robotic options,” said CVS CEO Ron Johnson in a statement.
The new robots will be available in CVS stores beginning this fall.
“It will allow us to deliver quality service at lower prices and deliver faster,” Johnson said.
The announcement follows the announcement in June that CVS plans a new line of robots that it says will be more affordable than the ones it currently offers to its customers.
The new robots, which will be the first to come into effect in 2019, will cost $15 a week for full- and part, and $10 for part-timers.
Johnson said the new machines will allow the company to focus on the core services that customers are most likely to be interested in, such as helping with prescriptions, providing health care and helping customers shop.