6 Retail Pharmacy Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Retail Pharmacy

Starting your retail pharmacy can be a rewarding venture that offers you independence and the opportunity to define your work schedule. If you are considering starting a pharmacy, understand the licensing requirements and comply with the National Council For Prescription Drug Program.

Then, define the business model. You may opt to start an online retail pharmacy or a brick & mortar establishment. For a brick-and-mortar establishment, rent a physical location and take care of staffing costs and inventory keeping.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a retail pharmacy:

1. Medical Bag Tags, LLC ($6.18K/year)

Misty Dupree (from Benton, AR, USA) started Medical Bag Tags, LLC almost 5 years ago.

$515 / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

My name is Misty Dupree and I own Medical Bag Tags, LLC. I create customizable medical and allergy awareness bag tags for your purses, backpacks, lunch boxes, and more! I desire to help bridge the gap between the medical community and everyday folks by raising awareness of medical and allergy conditions. My Bag Tags can help in emergencies where someone may not be able to speak for themselves.

During the darkest of dark days, I managed to keep my business afloat, getting small orders here and there. I did manage to pull myself out of the muck and get my LLC and Registered Trademark too. I am now on the other side of the years of pain and am looking forward to putting more time into my business and seeing it grow.


Learn more about starting a retail pharmacy:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a retail pharmacy?
-> Pros and cons of a retail pharmacy

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established retail pharmacy
-> Retail pharmacy slogans
-> Retail pharmacy names

Other resources

-> Retail pharmacy tips
-> Email templates for a retail pharmacy

4. Pharmacist

  • Website traffic: 160K/month
  • Business rank: #146K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Veterinary Pharmacy

Wedgewood Veterinary Pharmacy provides Pet Meds, Compounding and Veterinary Medications for Dogs, Cats and Horses. We Care the Way You Care.

  • Website traffic: 570K/month
  • Business rank: #271K

Check out their full website ➜


Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for independent pharmacy, representing 21,000 pharmacies and employing more than 250,000 individuals nationwide.

  • Business rank: #398K

Check out their full website ➜

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