Follow our advice and buy your PPE wisely…
If you are a regular PPE shopper, you know that it can be difficult to make the best choice. Indeed, the purchasing process can be long and complicated. In addition, the range of products and offers can also be very wide.
XML-MED, through this article, will try to help buy your PPE more wisely.
Read our 3 valuable tips:
- Clearly determine the range of products required for your activity
List the possible alternatives
List your purchasing conditions
- Compile the information in a spreadsheet
- Ensure products’ availability and delivery
Clearly identify your specific needs for your business
As a first step, determine the range of products you really need for your business. This will give you a good basis to start your research. Before starting your investigations, it is important to keep alternatives in mind.
You are never safe from the unexpected and that’s why we advise you to make a top-3 list of the most interesting companies in terms of products/services corresponding to what you are looking for.
It can also be useful to select local productions to avoid transport uncertainty.
Listing your purchasing requirements will also help you to find the best PPE.
Putting the information together in a spreadsheet
You might want to create a spreadsheet in which you group products and different offers. It’ll be much easier to compare the + and – of the chosen companies.
COMPARING is the key word. Don’t forget to ask for a new price offer for each potential order. The EPI sector is very competitive. Prices are constantly being re-evaluated. This will also give you the opportunity to negotiate downwards if prices have risen sharply.
In the same mind, don’t hesitate to ask for samples.
Keep in mind that these products are intended to protect you. Having the opportunity to try them out is therefore a MUST HAVE.
Make sure the products are available and deliverable
Finally, check on the products availability and delivery.
As the health crisis has greatly increased the consumption of PPE, it is always best to ask if stocks are substantial before ordering your equipment. This way, if you are satisfied with a particular product, you can be sure that you will be able to reorder that same product. This will be time saving because you will not have to try out and approve new products over again.
A company that holds stock is therefore a real advantage. In addition, it will allow you to meet your customers’ needs in a very short time.
We hope this will help you in finding the best products.