Mercury Drug Franchise: Is This Possible?

With researches showing extensive growth to the pharmaceutical industry, made drug stores one of the ideal choices of franchises, and the immense number of Philippine’s population quantifies the need for medicine the country requires.

This article will discuss the pros and cons of Mercury Drug, the estimated cost of investment and the possibility of franchising it.

The History of Mercury Drug

It was on the year 1945 when Manila just recently been liberated from the Japanese occupation, Mariano Que who once worked in a drugstore before the war understood the need for medicine, which is scarce and expensive due to the economy’s current state.

His beginnings started from a bottle of Sulfathiazole which Mariano Que bought for 100 pesos and decided to sell each tablet per piece, making it more affordable. On that same year, he established his first store at Bambang St. on March 1, 1945.

How Much Will it Cost to Start a Mercury Drug Franchise?

Sadly, Mercury Drug is not open for franchise, all of its branches nationwide are company owned.

However, for those who are interested and would like to have an idea of an estimated cost for establishing a full pledged pharmacy store like Mercury Drug, researches reported that the minimum cost of investment is around 500,000 and can go up until a few million pesos. This estimated budget varies to the scale of the store, the amount and variety of products to be sold and others.

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Tips to learn from Mercury Drug

While Mercury Drug is not opened for a franchise, observing how the company progress its growth can help you understand how the small bottle of Sulfathiazole being peddled around by its founding owner Mariano Que, grew and become Philippine’s biggest drug store chain.

Observers claimed that their success is rooted in their exemplary customer service, they listen to their customers’ needs and provides what they seek. Providing medicines and other items for medical use was the main selling product of Mercury Drug.

After decades of thriving through the business industry, they started distributing basic necessity items to their patrons, making Mercury Drug as a small mini-mart where you can shop for your supply of medicine, food and other products.

Understanding the way of living of Filipino’s, Mercury Drug spearheaded the concept of ‘tingi-tingi’ selling of medicine, the ability to buy medicine in small quantity made it more accessible and affordable for people, thus making them the go-to store to buy medicinal needs.

Two services of Mercury Drug you can implement

Mercury Drug has utilized the power of the internet and added a feature to its official website, which aims to bring convenience to their patrons. The following are those services which you may apply too if you wish to establish your pharmaceutical store.

Placement of order online- The service of ordering online is a process of eliminating the occurrence of denying the customer of medicine due to the product being out of stock, this way you won’t lose customer sale and at the same time, you also help bring convenience to patrons.

Drug Information- This helps the customers understand better the contents of their medicine and the effects it brings.

The Pros And Cons Of Franchising A Pharmacy Store


  • Medicine is one of the leading necessity.
  • There’s always a high demand for medicinal products.
  • Early return of investment is achievable with proper choice of location.


  • Drug stores have more legal documents required to legalize its operation.
  • Aside from the store, you will also need a warehouse for storing products.
  • Starting a drug store requires a higher investment than other businesses.

44 responses to “Mercury Drug Franchise: Is This Possible?”


    What is the procedure of getting franchise of Mercury Drug. I’ll be in the country for a week.


    What is the procedure of getting franchise of Mercury Drug. I’ll be in the country for a week. Wondering if I can meet before I go.

  3. Jona Alward says:

    is mercury drug store are looking for space for rent in hinoba-an..?

  4. joselyn degap says:

    good day poh..bka poh gusto poh ninyo bumili ng lote gawing mercury drugstore poh…bagong silang caloocan poh kaliwa poh

  5. good a.m. i have a prime lot located in saoquegue, baganga, davao oriental along national highway for rent. magandang lugar for mercury drug store po

  6. Anthony Parungao says:

    I have a lot in Naic Cavite town proper about 600 sq mtrs ideal for mercury drug since the old store was burned down a few years ago. If you are willing to look for it can contact me at 09177146891 Anthony

  7. Lucila Delgado says:

    I have a lot here at socorro oriental mindoro 600 square meters ideal for mercury drug

  8. Ramon Dalida says:

    I have a place in Tayabas City Quezon good location for Mercury Store. My name is Ramon Dalida cp # 09178540485 email add

  9. Michelle Mamaril says:

    What is the procedure of getting franchise of Mercury Drug. How much it cost? Thank you

    I want to put mercury drug here in quezon because some people need medicines everyday.
    Thank u so much

  11. Michelle says:

    How can we franchise and how much. I Really appreciate if our querry will be answered.

  12. Naradel says:

    We have a good site in our town in Nueva Ecija can we apply or any idea to have one branch of Mercury drug here..thank u

  13. Joey Francis Magnata says:

    Good day, po. We have a family owned 50sqm house & lot located at the corner of Quirino avenue and F. Agoncillo St., sa Malate. Medyo bulok na po yung house and ready to be demolished na. You might want to rent the lot.

    Salamat po.

  14. Luz Marinay says:

    I have a lot with a building already ideal for a Mercury drug store. It’s few meters away from the national highway and near public and private high schools. If you are interested in putting up such, please contact me at 0915-462-1528 or email me , thanks

  15. Lea L.Casanova says:

    We want to put up a mercury drug in Taal,Batangas so that it will not be hard for people to go to lemery just to buy their medicines.we have already a place to put up the drugstore in taal.can you send me complete dtails on how to start the business.

  16. Jun Santos says:

    Meron po akong lote aa Bayan ng Pandi Bulacan, tapat ng Elementary At High school, nasa kabayanan, bka po naghahanap kuo ng lugar eh pwede nyo po akong kontakin sa aking email,
    Maraming salamat po !

  17. Mhel Lumagui says:

    Hi. We are constructing right now one storey building with total floor area of 150 sqm with parking space of 50 sqm. Located here at Elang Brgy San Francisco General Trias City 4117 Cavite.

    Kindly email us if you want to see the plan for the said building at

    Hoping that we will be given a change to have buainess with you.

    Thank you.

  18. Rene H.BautistaJr says:

    Is mercury drug looking for property for lease in Zamboanga city, someone is making inquiries saying that the company is interested in adding another branch and is looking for property for long term lease preferably In Barangay Tetuan Zamboanga City

  19. Rosalie eliares says:

    How franchise po?

  20. Isidro absalon says:

    I need to inguire if how much for the franchising,i have no lot could you make assist looking for location beyond sta rosa laguna and what is the reguirement.

  21. Jeffrey Ramiro says:

    If you may consider to rent our commercial space ready for occupancy on January 2021 located at Centro Sanchez Mira Cagayan Valley.

  22. Angelina F. Payumo says:

    I am considering for a franchise, how will I apply for it?

  23. Angelina F. Payumo says:

    I am considering for a franchise, how will I apply for it?

  24. I am considering for a franchise, what is the procedure in acquiring the franchise?

  25. aldabe says:

    i have a commercial space for rent with an area of 40sqm. ideal for a small mercury drug store. the location is in cabuyao laguna along bgry road of brgy baclaran cabuyao laguna corner eastern main entrance of mabuhay city subd. the space is besides seven eleven convenient store

  26. Rosalinda Crisologo says:

    Hi Good.morning i have a place a good for mercury drug or any drugstore at papaya road mabinihomesite near All homes and fuel star gas station if your interested just send me an email.
    Hope you consider my place.Thanks

  27. Rosalinda Crisologo says:

    Hi Good.morning i have a place a Good to put Drugstore at papaya road mabinihomesite.Near All homes.

  28. Lina Arbiol says:

    I need to inguire if how much for the franchising what is the reguirement. Interested.

  29. Joan Rajah says:

    i have an interest of opening a drug store. Can you gve me details. thanks

  30. Genehil Romero says:

    Mayrun po kami area dito sa Esperanza sultan Kudarat. Malapit sa mga hosptal at along national highway po.

  31. Ziegfred C Subol says:

    do you need a property to lease i have property in occidental mindoro my property is along the highway 5 minutes from the abra de ilog port no other drugstore in this area the mercury drug from my property is around 50 kilometers. that,s why i am suggesting to check my property .

  32. Chelsea says:

    Are you looking for a house for lease in Compostela, Davao Dr Oro?
    We have a lot almost fronting Legacy College Lot# 7112. 543 sq mtrs. Corner lot. Please e-mail me at

  33. Sherlyn Co says:

    How much is the franchise fee? If ever I will franchise one?

  34. Marvin Matias says:

    Hi good afternoon, I have a corner lot situated along national highway of sta cruz ligao city albay.if your interested for lot for lease please dont hesitate to contact me.marvin matias 09773862924 and email address

  35. Emmylou B. Akia says:

    I have a 500sqm building in a corner lot of a national highway and provincial road if you are interested to put up a mercury drugstore. We are at the central business area of brgy bulanao tabuk city kalinga province.

  36. Charissa says:

    We have a lot for lease at Maa Diversion Road, Davao City. Our area is near High-end subdivisions,commercial establishments and schools. You can contact me thru my email. Thank you

  37. Lyndon Zaballa says:

    If you need a lot for lease. For a mercury drug store. Good place at San Roque Buhi Cam Sur. 407sq mm. lot thru email.

  38. Garin Cayco says:

    I have a lot located @ Valenzuela (P. Faustino St. Punturin Valenzuela City

  39. Garin Cayco says:

    I have a lot located @ Valenzuela (P. Faustino St. Punturin Valenzuela City) its a 300sq meter lot. If you are interested to put up a Mercury Drug Store in my location here is my contact number (09175092268)

  40. Kryzpopms says:

    You may want to consider opening a mercury drug store in our newly constructed building located at the corner of Visayas Ave and Lands St. Bray Vasra, QC. There is an approx 195 sqm of space at the lower ground floor available for your business. Please contact me for more details Ty Jun 09498020137, 09958313398,

  41. Emma Nadera Hervera says:

    How much franchise of Meecury? May pwesto po kami, alobg Maharlika Highway, Brfy Isabang, Lucena City, near new bldg of Unihealth Hospital,

  42. George Kwan says:

    I have a modern and newly constructed commercial space a 2 storey building with approximately 177 sq.m. total in a busy commercial district of Pandan, Antique 5712 and ready for occupation. Owner will be willing to partner if needed. For more information you may contact the owner at the email address provided. Thank you.

  43. Hi, I also have a lot for your potential expansion here in Tacloban City. It is along Manlurip Diversion Road, specifically front lot of Casa Verde Subd.. Within the vicinity are Camacho subd., Rainbow Village, Sunrise/Teacher Village, Madison Hotel etc. My cp no. Is 09954712829.

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