Amazon Recruits PPE Suppliers for New Dedicated COVID-19 Store

Press enter to search
Close search
Open Menu

Amazon Recruits PPE Suppliers for New Dedicated COVID-19 Store

By Lisa Johnston - 04/06/2020
Amazon is connecting hospitals and government agencies with critical items like face shields, thermometers, protective gloves, face masks, surgical gowns and sanitizers.

Amazon is recruiting suppliers of COVID-19-related products for its new dedicated store, in which it’s connecting hospitals and government agencies with critical items like face shields, thermometers, protective gloves, face masks, surgical gowns and sanitizers.

The retailer is not selling these items to consumers, noting that inventory is currently very limited. It’s waiving all standard referral fees for third-party sellers on products supplied for the effort and will not make a profit on these sales.  

“We are investing in significant supplier recruitment and logistics to locate and expedite the delivery of this critical inventory across the globe,” Amazon states.

Qualified suppliers of COVID-19 health and safety items are encouraged to fill out an online form with their information. State governments, federal agencies and U.S.-accredited hospitals can in turn fill out their own form to make a purchase request.

Supplies from the dedicated store will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis and will have quantity limits.

Shifts in consumer behavior as a result of the pandemic continue to drive sales growth at Procter & Gamble, which reported a net sales increase of 9%, to $19.3 billion, in fiscal Q1.

With consumer goods navigating a historic period of disruption, a recent snapshot survey takes the temperature of the reactions and responses from across the industry. We emailed with its creators for greater context around the numbers, including some actionable takeaways.  

The CG industry had already been evolving efforts to address new industry trends, and the onset of COVID-19 served as a sharp accelerant for many a company strategy. See where execs are currently focusing their efforts — and where they may need to dedicate more resources.