The purchase price was $753 million and PillPack, which manages multiple prescription medications for customers by pre-sorting, packaging and delivering the drugs—all with a 24/7 pharmacy staff that can be contacted either online or via phone, is a business unit of Amazon.

Amazon.com paid a hefty price for acquiring internet pharmacy PillPack.com—but not as much as $1 billion deal that appeared in some trade publications.

That $1 billion price tag got a lot of attention in June when the biggest online retailer announced it was buying Manchester New Hampshire-based PillPack Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

But the purchase price was $753 million and PillPack, which manages multiple prescription medications for customers by pre-sorting, packaging and delivering the drugs—all with a 24/7 pharmacy staff that can be contacted either online or via phone, is a business unit of Amazon.

Right now our focus is on learning from them and innovating with them on how best to meet customer needs over time.

Details on the actual price tag were published in the fine print of Amazon’s just-released third-quarter earnings report now on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “On Sept. 11 we acquired PillPack Inc. for cash consideration of approximately $753 million, net of cash acquired, to expand our product and service offerings,” Amazon says.

For now, Amazon is taking a hands-off approach in managing PillPack, Amazon chief financial officer Brian T. Olsavsky told Wall Street analysts Thursday on the company’s third-quarter earnings call.  “We’re excited, really excited to start working with the management team there,” he told analysts, based on a transcript from SeekingAlpha.com. “They’re very strong—they’ve done a great job building a highly differentiated customer experience, just customer-centric like we are. And right now our focus is on learning from them and innovating with them on how best to meet customer needs over time.”

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Amazon paid a big amount for PillPack.com, but the digital pharmacy wasn’t its biggest of the year. In April, Amazon spent $839 million to acquire Ring, a maker of video and voice activated door knockers.

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