Hermes Pharmacia, an affordable franchise business with innovations that will grow throughout the pandemic

A subsidiary of One Entrep Club (OEC), a livelihood and franchising company in the Philippines, Hermes Pharmacia is a new generics medicine distribution and retail player in the country that aims to service the underprivileged to access affordable and quality drugs and health information for every Filipinos.

Hermes Pharmacia

“Hermes Pharmacia was formed because we would like to offer an affordable and effective wide range of medicines to Filipinos with everything that it takes to be healthy,” said OEC, Assistant Marketing Head Mr. Justine Calabung.

King Solomon Lopez, owner and CEO of Hermes Pharmacia

Owned by King Solomon Lopez, the establishment of Hermes Pharmacia was borne out of the pandemic and the need for people to avail affordable medicines and at the same time give job opportunities for those who need them the most. Hermes Pharmacia offers drugs at cheaper rates than other companies, according to OEC.

As part of innovating and building a strong presence in the franchising market, OEC has created different social media channels such as their TikTok account to inspire more Filipinos in terms of wealth, financial management and investments. OEC is also expanding its reach for future business ventures/partners and giveaways.

OEC also created a Facebook Group to help its franchisees understand the procedures of starting a pharmaceutical business. The One Entrep Club Training Group aids franchisees in learning how to facilitate a pharmaceutical business and get tips and strategies to be successful on this business. The online training program is held every Friday via Facebook Live on OEC Members Facebook Group.

Availing the franchise of Hermes Pharmacia gives future business venturers the following advantages to start with. Franchisees get Brand Presence, an Established Business Model, Corporate Training and Evaluation, Franchisor Support, Reputable and Reliable Suppliers, and Worry-Free and Stress-Free Set-Up to initially start the pharmacy business.

OEC believes that owning your own pharmacy is one of the most profitable businesses out there today, especially during the ongoing health crisis. OEC makes it easier than ever before to get started for their Hermes Pharmacia franchisees with their low start-up costs and no franchise fee. The franchise package includes all the training and support necessary to make sure the business thrives from day one. It doesn't matter if you're a pharmacist or not - this could be perfect for anyone – maybe a housewife or a returning OFW who needs a business for their families. Anyone who's interested in owning their own business but doesn't want to deal with all the hassles that come along with it.

Hermes Pharmacia also offers digital consultation, a very advantageous platform in the new normal. Online consulting helps patients talk to medical practitioners without the need to leave their residences, which is very crucial nowadays with all the lockdowns implemented in different places. Online medical consultation also helps connect a patient to doctors anytime, anywhere, and safely done in the comfort of the patient’s home.

Hermes Pharmacia’s digital consultation is just one of the innovations that OEC delivers as an added value to the franchise that will grow throughout the pandemic.

OEC’s goal in creating Hermes Pharmacia franchise is to make it easy for people who need medication but can't afford it and to help entrepreneurs achieve financial independence in the middle of the pandemic.

Also included in the Hermes Pharmacia business package are the Initial Stocks, Free Renovation, Online Consultation, Permit Assistance, HR Support Staff Hiring, Free Uniform for Staff, Regular Pharmacy Training, P.O.S. / Sales Inventory System, Location Assistance, and Digital Prescription on top of the free Franchise Fee. The franchisee only needs P380,000 (all-in) to start the business. Hermes Pharmacia also offers the business cost in 50% cash and the remaining amount in equally 6-month installment payments.

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