A lot of personal protective equipment (PPE) sold to organizations in the United States today isn’t safe or doesn’t even exist. That’s why it’s important to make sure you know what you’re paying for.
“When dealing with distributors, especially larger PPE orders, make sure you see proof that the product has actually come into the U.S.,” says S3 Aim-X USA Strategic Partner Master Distributor United States Larry Stevens Jr. His Rockville, Md.-based company is the U.S. distributor for Aim-X Global.
“Ask for proof, such as custom documents, airway bills, or a bill of lading. This will enable you to confirm with the official systems. This crisis has brought out all of the worst actors you can think of as they try to take advantage of the desperate needs,” says Stevens.
Besides selling product that doesn’t exist, criminals are also offering poor quality or stolen PPE at inflated prices to unsuspecting hospitals, organizations, and businesses. Fraudulent products have become a big problem in the United States. Even legitimate online sites might be offering fraudulent items without knowing it.
And the problems are not just online. Some unscrupulous vendors are claiming they have 3M products, but not a lot of people are carrying these items. This causes a lot of panicking by hospitals and businesses to secure PPE for their front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re trying to build a premium brand around the world that people can count on and trust with high quality materials. The brand isn’t just about providing PPE, it is about PPE that will keep you safe and save lives,” says Stevens. “Aim-X Global lets customers see, touch, and feel products and provide reports to let them know they are real and legitimate before they buy. This is something not all vendors are willing to do.”
Aim-X Global controls the manufacturing process at its facilities and doesn’t broker anything. Aim-X Global distributes its own products around the world through partners like S3 Aim-X USA and Aim-X Canada.
The company sells a full range of PPE for organizations or personal use, including P15 ventilators, testing kits, masks, face shields, surgical gloves, gowns, and other devices and customizable kits for all needs. These include Aim-X Global PPE kits tailored to different industries.
S3 Aim-X USA has partnered with Aim-X Canada for online ordering of Aim-X PPE. Orders can be placed at Aim-X Canada in U.S. or Canadian dollars. Products are distributed from warehouses across the United States and Vancouver, BC.
For more information, visit Aim-X Canada.