High street retailer Boots has become the latest brand to sign up with Deliveroo to allow people to get drugs and make-up delivered to their home.

The company launches a 14-store pilot in cities across the country from Monday, including London, Edinburgh and Nottingham initially, with plans to roll out in other areas if successful.

Around 400 products will be available for delivery including pain relief, vitamins and plasters.

Boots also said make-up, sandwiches and baby essentials will be available on the app.

Boots on Deliveroo partnership

Paula Bobbett, director of boots.com at Boots UK, said: “We are very excited about this new partnership with Deliveroo and have carefully selected over 400 products for its launch to help our customers get the things they need, when they need them.

“It will be super handy for times when you need something urgently but can’t leave the house, like if you’re feeling unwell or are looking after your kids.

“Our online business continues to grow and this partnership offers our customers way to access our products quickly and easily.”

The move comes after Boots saw an increase in online sales during lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Carlo Mocci, chief business officer for Deliveroo in the UK and Ireland, said: “This partnership will mean more choice and selection for our consumers, delivered in as little as 20 minutes, and will create more work for riders across the UK.”

Deliveroo has seen a huge expansion in its offerings during the pandemic, with high street stores keen to continue offering customers its products.

Several supermarkets are now on the platform and more high street names are signing up, although some in the industry have questioned the ability for brands to make a profit from the platform due to the high fees charged on each sale.

Boots stores available on Deliveroo

The 14 Boots stores offering services on Deliveroo are:

Birmingham (High Street)

Brighton (North Street)

Cambridge (Petty Curry)

Edinburgh (Princes Street)

Leeds (Trinity)

Liverpool (Clayton Square)

London (Brent Cross, Croydon Whitgift Centre, Liverpool Street Station and Piccadilly Circus)

Milton Keynes (Crown Walk)

Newcastle (Eldon Square)

Nottingham (Victoria Centre)

Southampton (Above Bar Street).