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Amazon Business creates COVID-19 Supplies

We are currently onboarding thousands of accredited hospitals and government organizations, and are working as fast as we can to reach all organizations on the front lines.

Demand has far outpaced supply of health and safety products necessary for healthcare and government organizations to help those impacted by COVID-19. Thousands of Amazon Business customers on the front lines of the pandemic at hospitals, senior living facilities, state and city governments, and federal agencies, reached out to inform us of their supply shortages.

 

To help play a small part in solving for this, Amazon Business created COVID-19 Supplies to help direct health and safety products, such as facial shields, personal protective equipment (PPE, e.g. N95 masks), digital thermometers, exam gloves, sanitizers and wipes, directly to those organizations. 

 

“As you are aware, supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) are in short supply and having a partner like Amazon Business helps meet the PPE needs of our frontline operators and will enhance our operational effectiveness as we respond to this crisis,” said Robert P. Taylor, Assistant Director, Financial Management, US Department of Homeland Security. 

 

Inventories of these critical supplies are currently very limited. By leveraging our expertise and resources to vet, certify, distribute, and deliver these vital products to organizations delivering medical care and public health services, we hope to alleviate supply shortages as quickly as possible. We designed COVID-19 Supplies as a service for our communities and are waiving all standard referral fees for third-party sellers on products supplied for this effort. 

 

We are hearing from our customers on the front lines every day: 

  • “I don’t know where to begin to thank you. We have so much need. People are so sick. Thank you.” – Respiratory Screening Clinic customer
  • “You are angels. We are a stand-alone hospital with limited resources. What you are doing will save lives. You are an essential part of saving lives.” – Hospital customer in California 
  • “I’m happy to share that our team has made its first purchase(s) from the AB/COVID Supply Hub. We so appreciate your and Amazon’s help in setting up this structure and facilitating our access to these critical materials.” – US state government customer
  • “Many thanks for including our Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Partners. Small businesses are the backbone of America!” – Government customer
  • “You are THE BEST and I’m impressed by all that Amazon is doing to pick up the slack...!!! THANK YOU!” – Amazon Business supplier 

 

And to our customers on the front lines: thank you for all you do. We’re here to help.

 

Read more from Business Insider, The Hill, Becker’s Hospital Review, DigitalCommerce360, Cleveland.com, Barron’s, and Chain Store Age.

 

For more information on COVID-19 Supplies visit business.amazon.com/en/covid-19.

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