Case Study

Apothecary Retailer Uses Amazon Marketplace Integration To Make Millions

Source: Celerant Technology Corporation

Merz Apothecary is the oldest pharmacy in Chicago and one of the oldest pharmacies in the United States at 142 years old. The company does not specialize in traditional pharmacy products or prescriptions, but what differentiates them from other apothecary stores are their natural and unique personal care products from around the world.

“We love finding things that you wouldn’t find in other places and we are proud to be known as the place you would go for hard to find items,” says Anthony Qaiyum, president, Merz Apothecary.

With two stores in Chicago, a web business, a catalog business, and on Amazon integration. Merz Apothecary employs 58 people and will finish this year between $15 and $20 million in revenue.

Reaching that point would not have been possible without a robust retail management system. But that was not always the case. Eight years ago, Qaiyum began looking for a POS solution that could integrate Merz with the web, catalog sales, and Amazon’s marketplace.