Best Disposable Gloves for Food Service

Those who work in food service know how important maintaining proper hygiene is to the health of their customers, employees—and their business itself.

From cafeterias to hot dog carts, sandwich joints to fine-dining establishments, the number one priority for employees—other than keeping customers happy—is to keep them healthy by preventing the spread of foodborne illness.

Vigilance starts with cleanliness: “Employees must wash hands before returning to work” is featured prominently in every restroom or kitchen in every restaurant in America. But just as important is ensuring that all workers wear gloves whenever they handle food.

Nothing beats soap and water

Employers cannot ensure 100 percent compliance by employees with recommended handwashing practices. Handwashing, also, may not always be enough to stop the spread of germs from hands to food.  Disposable gloves are essential in the food-service industry because managers can visibly monitor workers’ food safety practices. Consumers get peace of mind that there is a barrier between workers’ hands and their food.

One key facet of the food-service industry is workers tend to switch frequently between light-duty tasks, and they need disposable gloves that can accommodate their workflow. That is where polyethylene, also known as poly, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), also known as vinyl, gloves enter the picture.

A looser fit at an affordable price

To avoid cross-contamination, food-service employees switch gloves often—for instance, after every customer served in a sandwich shop assembly line. Given the fast pace common in this industryduring a lunch-hour rush, for examplethese workers need a glove they can slip on and off quickly.

Poly gloves, which are latex-free, fit this description. They are made from two sheets of polyethylene film that have been seamed and sealed with heat. This material is thin and inexpensive. Poly gloves are also powder-free. Because they do not conform to the hand as closely as other glove materials, donning and doffing is easy. This feature also means reduced dexterity, but the gloves are given a light texture for better grip.

More dexterity with vinyl gloves

A staple in the food-processing industry, latex-free, powder-free vinyl disposable gloves are affordable and suitable for a variety of applications. Vinyl gloves have two advantages compared with poly gloves: They conform more closely to the hand and provide better dexterity. If an employee needs to handle a small amount of garnish, for example, they can have an easier time grasping the correct amount with vinyl gloves.

Why not latex or nitrile?

As in any industry, workers and consumers can have latex allergies. Even if employees are able to wear the gloves without trouble, they could transfer latex proteins to the foods they handle, thereby causing a consumer to experience an allergic reaction. Nitrile is latex-free, but its level of durability and price are not practical for gloves that are going to be changed often.

In the end, poly and vinyl gloves offer the value and ease food service workers need. 

Are you a distributor with customers in the food-service industry? You could substantially add to your bottom line by adding disposable gloves to your catalog. These high-margin, residual products are a terrific profit center. Let’s face it: Your customers are already buying their gloves from somebody. Why aren’t they buying them from you?

Contact us today to learn how AMMEX can help you grow your glove sales!

Best Disposable Gloves for the Jan/San Industry

Janitorial and sanitation workers face daily hazards from the chemicals they use to clean. Harmful chemicals can be found in glass, metal, and other cleaners, including hydrofluoric acid, nitrilotriacetate, and phosphoric acid.

The second hazard comes from contact with bloodborne pathogens. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration established its Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard way back in 1992 to ensure that workers are protected. While it was initially intended for health-care workers, it is relevant to jan/san employees as well.

Considering these risks, janitorial employees need a barrier to protect themselves. The safety glove market is estimated at $2 billion annually and is continuing to grow. Evidence suggests that the opportunity will only continue to grow and that the glove market could triple by 2023.

Janitorial and sanitation tasks require frequent glove changes between tasks. If they are cleaning toilets in a facility, for instance, they should don a new pair of gloves before they clean sinks to avoid transferring pathogens and chemicals from one to the other. Often-harsh cleaning chemicals also demand hand protection.

With these considerations in mind, here are some of the glove materials typically used in the janitorial industry:

Vinyl

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or vinyl, gloves are most commonly used in jan/san applications. They are an inexpensive alternative to latex and nitrile gloves.

Vinyl gloves can be purchased in powdered or powder-free and exam- or industrial-grade variations. This gives janitorial staff members options to find the right level of protection for their work environments. Exam-grade gloves, for example, are for applications involving exposure to bodily fluids and go through special testing at the factory level that is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Vinyl gloves can withstand hydrofluoric, phosphoric, and 10 percent concentrated nitric acid, among other chemicals typically present in janitorial applications. You should always confirm by conducting chemical resistance on-site testing of any glove before use.

Nitrile and latex

These two glove materials are also used for janitorial applications.

Nitrile gloves provide superior chemical resistance and stand up to harmful solvents such as 38 percent concentrated hydrochloric acid, 2-butoxyethanol, and sodium hypochlorite. As always, perform on-site chemical resistance testing of any glove before use. These latex-free gloves are made from a durable synthetic rubber that is highly resistant to punctures and tears, perfect for heavier duty tasks.

Lightweight nitrile gloves are another option, especially for tasks that require frequent glove changes. They provide dependable chemical protection while also delivering levels of comfort, tactile sensitivity, and dexterity that are not as prevalent in heavier gloves.

Natural rubber latex gloves also stand up to many of the chemicals common in the janitorial industry, especially those that are water-soluble, and they provide strong tear and puncture resistance. Latex gloves are not as widely used of the growing commonality of sensitivity to latex proteins. Repeated exposure to the material can lead someone to develop a latex allergy. Reactions can range from dermatitis to anaphylaxis.

Distributors, AMMEX can help you grow your glove sales — and your profits — with our proven, no-risk sales and marketing system. Contact us today to learn more!

AMMEX: Your Partner in Profit

Distributors know how fickle the modern marketplace can be. With rising costs, eroding margins, underperforming sales, and challenges from online retailers, it’s getting harder to protect your bottom line.

Partner with AMMEX, and we can help you boost your profits and nourish your customer base in a simple and effective way: Adding disposable gloves to your product line.

Discover where the value lies

It can be easy to not see disposable gloves as a robust profit center when the bulk of your sales consists of auto parts and chemicals. Too often, gloves become an afterthought because salespeople aren’t comfortable talking about them, or they don’t see the value in this ancillary line.

The AMMEX system will change that line of thinking.

How? By teaching you to be a glove expert: Our training programs educate your team on product details and sales methods that will help your company grow its glove sales.

By providing the kind of marketing support that delivers results: Personalized flyers, glove charts, and chemical resistance charts, as well as digital marketing content, will help promote your glove line and drive your business.

Samples equal sales

Free individualized glove samples let customers try before they buy. It’s one of the most dependable ways to build your sales—we’re confident your customers will prefer the fit, feel, protection, and value of AMMEX gloves. 

Through our Partner Portal, you will have access to hi-res images and digital content to take your online marketing strategy to the next level.

Our product quality control is top-rate. The long relationships we’ve maintained with our network of manufacturers ensures you’re getting the highest-quality gloves in the industry.

Distribution? Our bicoastal warehousing means you can count on prompt delivery of your order. We offer a 90-day money-back guarantee for starting or new product orders, and we’ll even pick it up.

It’s about the relationships

AMMEX has a 30-year track record of helping distributors build their profits while they build their customer base. Our Sales Acceleration Solution® is a unique program designed to supercharge your sales and your relationships.

If you want to grow, having the right partner is vital. With AMMEX you get much more than a supplier: top-quality products, competitive prices, outstanding service, and proven marketing support.

Anyone can sell you gloves. AMMEX helps you sell more gloves.

Contact us today to learn more.

It’s Simple: Samples = Sales

Attention, industrial distributors! Do you want to grow your customer base and strengthen client relationships, all while substantially boosting your profits?

It’s easy: Add disposable gloves from AMMEX to your product line, and watch your bottom line rise.

Disposable gloves generate high-margin residual revenue, are recession proof, and drive customer engagement across numerous industries.

Reach out and shake hands

And what’s the best way to get engaged with your customers? It starts with sample kits, which AMMEX provides for each of your sales reps to take into the field.

Each kit comes with a bundle of custom flyers, a laminated glove chart, and samples of the glove lineup you carry. Whether it’s nitrile, latex, vinyl, or polyethylene gloves you’re selling, we’ve got you covered.

The chart is important for your sales staff—it means they won’t have to memorize a lot of facts about gloves, yet they’ll have the information they need at a moment’s glance. One side lists your products along with descriptions and codes to make ordering easier. The reverse side displays more than 145 of the most common chemicals and which glove material is right for each.

The art and science of pricing

The custom flyers prominently feature your logo and contact information as well as your glove lineup, with the most expensive product listed at the top. The products decrease in price from top to bottom. It’s what we call anchor pricing, and it allows customers to choose the right quality for the right price.

Placing premium products near standard options may help create a clearer sense of value for potential customers, who will view the less expensive options as a bargain in comparison.

That provides the perfect opening to share with them the glove samples—and there is no greater selling device than putting a product into (or, in this case, onto) the hands of a customer.

Feeling is believing

Your customers will be able to examine the materials, sizing, fit, and other features to get the perfect gloves the first time they buy, lessening the frequency of returns.

And best of all: Glove samples and flyers will give you 50% more sales than you’d get with any other marketing materials.

Your customers are already buying gloves. Why aren’t they buying them from you?

Contact us today to learn more.

4 Key Reasons to Become a Distributor with AMMEX

 

Are you looking to take your business to the next level?

At AMMEX, we understand what it takes to make the choices needed to transform your bottom line. Over 30 years we have developed highly effective, no-risk sales and marketing programs that help thousands of distributors to sell millions of disposable gloves—and getting started is easy.

Success gets easier when you feature our products, which deliver high-margin residual revenue. They’re also recession proof, and they drive customer engagement across multiple industries.

There is money to be made

If you have a distribution business, our system can help you quickly gain thousands of dollars in additional revenue. At no cost, we provide end-to-end marketing support for your team, sales training materials, product shipping, individualized glove samples, and a 90-day money-back guarantee for starting or new product orders.

So what are you going to change to take your business to the next level? At AMMEX we back our distributors with new products, state-of-the-art technologies, and winning sales strategies for selling disposable gloves.

Bottom line: We don’t just give you gloves to sell—we help you sell more. AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%.

It’s all about the partnership

How do we help our distributors achieve this astonishing growth in glove sales? Here are four key reasons to become a distributor with AMMEX and why leading distributors choose us:

  • Superior Quality. Since 1988, we have perfected the quality-control process, while still offering a price point that your customers demand. This includes ISO-certified facilities, third-party control and auditing, pre- and post-shipment quality inspections, and internal guidelines that greatly exceed industry standards.
  • Competitive Prices. Selling a commodity can be challenging, but AMMEX has the tools in place to help our distributors succeed. We know you need to be competitive, but there is more than just price. You need selection and availability, along with proven sales support. AMMEX’s global supply chain is optimized to provide you with competitive prices, industry-leading fill rates, and superior order accuracy.
  • Outstanding Supply. Our global footprint of distribution centers, sourcing and procurement offices, and quality-control facilities not only encompasses all of North America but China as well. In addition to China, we have offices in Malaysia, the Philippines, and the Netherlands. The AMMEX global presence and our exacting attention to detail are the reasons we deliver 99.6% fill rates, with 99.8% order accuracy.
  • Outstanding Service. The service and support that we provide our distributors are simply the best. Whether it’s our “Go to Market” sales strategy to support our clients’ glove growth or our innovative marketing programs customized for your business, it all comes down to one thing: AMMEX helps you sell more gloves.

We put partners’ needs first

In business, having the right partner is vital for growth. That is why you should take advantage of the unique sales support service offered by AMMEX’s Sales Acceleration Solution®. When you partner with AMMEX you get much more than a supplier—you get a wide array of help to boost your profits and reach a broader client base.

In addition, AMMEX carries the widest variety of disposable glove products to meet your customers’ needs.  Our focus is on supporting AMMEX’s wholesale distributors with high-quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support.

Interested in growing your business?  Become an AMMEX distributor today.

What Does Your Glove Vendor Do for You?

Have you ever seriously evaluated your relationship with your disposable glove vendor? Sure, they’re happy to sell you gloves—but do they do anything beyond the sale to help you sell those gloves to your customers?

Not all vendors will give you what you need to be successful. You buy their merchandise, money changes hands, and you have little if any contact until it’s time to order again.

Don’t settle for second rate

You don’t have to be content with that type of relationship. In fact, you should seek something more akin to a partnership that helps you grow and develop your sales strategies.

At AMMEX, we want to see you succeed. We provide the tools and assistance so you can achieve your sales goals for gloves.

What do you get for your money?

When evaluating your vendor, you should examine several factors to determine if that interaction is more relational or transactional. If your vendor’s sales representatives contact you only when it’s time to reorder, you may not be in a strong relationship. Here are questions to help determine if your vendor is taking the extra step:

  • Does the vendor understand the full scope of your business? According to ZDNet, this is one of the most important aspects of evaluating a vendor. If your glove supplier does not understand your market or your strategy, how will it ensure you are getting the right types of gloves? Automotive work, for example, requires heavy-duty nitrile gloves. Does your vendor make those available to you?
  • Does the vendor keep in touch? This means more than just phoning in when your supply is low. Is your supplier recommending new products, and are those products viable for your market? When new industry trends appear, does your vendor keep you posted and provide strategies for how to leverage those trends for sales?
  • Does the vendor give you strategies for success? A vendor who suggests best practices is essential to a good relationship. While gloves are useful in a number of industries, emerging market opportunities where employees traditionally did not wear gloves still present some opposition. Is your vendor helping your team overcome those challenges?

The AMMEX total package

Are you tired of not maximizing the opportunity? It’s time to succeed with the best. Let AMMEX supercharge your sales teams! In addition to excellent quality control and a first-rate supply chain, we provide sales and marketing support.

AMMEX’s industry-specific materials include marketing and samples tailored to your specific customer base. You will also receive custom flyers for your business. This allows you to get your customers up to date while promoting your business as their one-stop shop for their barrier protection needs.

Like any vendor, we will update you when we have new products. Our Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile gloves, for example, provide a number of features, and if you have an industrial facility nearby, we are going to tell you the value proposition these gloves have for those customers. But we’ll always stay on point.

Any vendor can sell you gloves. AMMEX helps you sell more gloves.

Learn more about becoming an AMMEX partner.

Why Partner With AMMEX?

What are the most difficult challenges that small to medium-sized distributors face?

Eroding margins that damage your bottom line? Online retailers that create chaotic price structures? Or maybe getting the support you need from vendors to help you achieve your sales goals?

AMMEX crafts its relationships to deliver maximum benefit to our partners. Over 30 years, we’ve developed a highly effective, no-risk program that has helped thousands of distributors to sell millions of gloves.

More than just goods

In today’s splintered marketplace, it’s not enough to have products—you need the tools and resources to drive great impressions. In a word, you need to provide service, something AMMEX helps its partners deliver.

Disposable gloves are recession-proof and drive customer engagement and revenue. And with our program, you don’t have to be an expert at selling gloves: We’ll provide you with what you need to sell more gloves quickly.

What we do for you

When we join your team, we provide support in 4 key areas:

  1. Sales training
  2. Individually packaged glove samples
  3. Personalized marketing materials
  4. Digital media & content

 

1. Sales training

Training programs are necessary to educate your team on product details and successful sales methods. This includes short product training videos that your team members can watch as needed so they are always well-versed before walking into a conversation with a potential customer.

 

2. Individually packaged glove samples

Possibly the most important feature in AMMEX’s sales and marketing tools, glove samples allow your customers to try on the product in front of you before buying. Once they realize that the quality of the gloves is so much higher than the cheap gloves they’ve been buying from your competitors, they’ll be ready to switch on the spot.

 

3. Personalized marketing materials

Personalized marketing content such as branded flyers gives your sales team all the material they need to spread the word and close the deal. The flyers display your pricing structure, and you get a chart that shows the resistance to chemicals of nitrile, latex, and vinyl gloves.

4. Digital media & content

Through our Partner Portalyou will have access to hundreds of high-resolution images and written content to take your digital marketing to the next level. Adding products to your website and promoting them on digital marketing channels such as social media is easy when you have access to all of the content you need.

The bottom line is growth 

All of this ties into our Sales Acceleration Solution® (SAS)a unique AMMEX program that helps you grow your company’s profits from the gloves in your lineup. Partners who take full advantage of our SAS program and free marketing support see an average of 32.6% increase in revenue year over year.

Many of your customers already buy disposable gloves. Why aren’t they buying them from you? Get started today!

 

Become an AMMEX Partner

 

Team Up With AMMEX, and Win

At AMMEX, we believe in teamwork.

Teamwork on the inside, where our sales, marketing, customer service, finance, and supply chain teams collaborate daily to achieve the best possible results.

And teamwork on the outside: AMMEX joins with our partners to help them develop stronger customer relationships as well as making their disposable glove sales take off.

Expand your business boundaries

That’s the philosophy behind our Sales Acceleration Solution®, a unique AMMEX program that helps you add disposable gloves to your product lineup—and exponentially increase your profits, all while building your customer base.

We help to educate your team on product details and sales methods, personalized to suit your particular needs.

Our marketing and visual media teams deliver sample kits and branded flyers to provide your sales reps with the tools to seal the deal. Dedicated sales and customer service representatives are always just a call away.

Our Partner Portal grants access to hi-res images and other content to take your digital marketing strategy to the next level.

Sophistication is not optional

Today’s consumers—both B2B and B2C—are more knowledgeable and discriminating than ever, and constantly connected. With online access to product information, price comparisons, user reviews, and recommendations on social media, they make informed and rapid buying decisions in this new omnichannel marketplace.

To compete successfully, distributors must demand more: more support, tools, and resources from vendors to reach more customers, tap into more opportunities, and grow more sales.

The resources of the Partner Portal—which give our valued partners exclusive access to an online toolkit in one convenient place—combined with the invaluable training and support of the Sales Acceleration Solution®, deliver what you need to succeed.

You may be a superstar salesperson, but how do you boost sales even further? How do you sustain long-term relationships with your clients? Teamwork wins, which is why you should take advantage of the Sales Acceleration Solution.

Contact AMMEX today!

Best Disposable Gloves for the Automotive Industry

Let’s face it: Working on cars (and trucks) is not kind to technicians’ hands.

As recently as a decade ago, techs routinely exposed their most valuable commodity to cuts, bruises, burns, and dangerous chemicals on a daily basis.

Steve Godziszewski, an auto-body repair veteran of four decades, tells Automotive News how he never wore disposable gloves—until one day he caught his left hand on a battery cable and tore off a fingernail. He bandaged it and went back to work, but soon it was infected and doctors eventually had to remove part of his finger.

Now, he says, he sees younger techs wearing gloves full time.

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New AMMEX App – Carry Our Catalog Everywhere!

At AMMEX, we’re dedicated to helping our customers grow their glove sales. We stand behind our wholesale distributors with premium products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support.

The newest addition to that toolkit of support is our free AMMEX App, now available for Android at Google Play and for iOS at Apple’s App Store.

For sales reps, this is a game changer—an invaluable tool that puts the entirety of the AMMEX catalog at your fingertips.

Among its features are:

Product specs. From mil thickness to texture, material to color, have immediate access to essential data on all AMMEX gloves and personal protective equipment.

Recommendations by industry. Not sure which glove fits best with a specific job? We make it easy for you. For applications from automotive to food service, janitorial to medical, AMMEX has the gloves you need.

Handy chemical resistance chart. Learn whether nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves are best suited for the chemicals you work with. (Hint: Nitrile is the right material for petroleum-based chemicals.)

Glove sizing chart. Finding the correct size for disposable gloves can be challenging. This chart makes it easy so you won’t be frustrated by gloves that are too big or too small.

Training videos. Give your sales team the knowledge they need to talk about AMMEX gloves like an expert! Narrated by senior sales manager Corey Townsell, one of our top salespeople, these videos can make the difference in closing a big sale.

We know it takes more than a product to be profitable, that is one of the reasons we build long-lasting relationships with our distributors. After all, AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%.

Here are four key reasons to become a distributor with AMMEX:

Superior Quality. Since 1988, we have perfected the quality-control process while still offering a price point that will keep your disposable glove customers coming back for more. This includes ISO-certified facilities, third-party control and auditing, pre- and post-shipment quality inspections, and internal guidelines and that greatly exceed industry standards.

Competitive Prices. Selling a commodity can be challenging, but AMMEX has the tools to help our distributors succeed. We know you need to be competitive, but there is more than just price: You need selection and availability, along with proven sales support. AMMEX’s global supply chain is optimized to provide competitive prices, industry-leading fill rates, and superior order accuracy.

Outstanding Supply. Our distribution centers, sourcing and procurement offices, and quality-control facilities are strategically placed not only throughout North America but China as well. In addition to China, we have offices in Malaysia and the Philippines. The AMMEX global presence and our exacting attention to detail are the reasons we deliver 99.6% fill rates, with 99.8% order accuracy.

Outstanding Service. The service and support we provide our distributors is simply the best! Whether it’s our “Go to Market” sales strategy to support clients’ glove growth or our innovative marketing programs customized for your business, it all comes down to one thing: AMMEX helps you sell more gloves!

Our Sales Acceleration Solution® delivers a wide array of marketing and sales tools to help you reach a broader client base and substantially raise your bottom line—a toolkit now accentuated by our new AMMEX App!

For jobs from automotive to food service, janitorial to medical, AMMEX has the gloves you need. Contact us today about becoming a wholesale distributor!

Anyone can sell you gloves
AMMEX helps you sell more gloves!

AMMEX is  the premier importer and vendor of high quality disposable gloves and other barrier protection products. Our focus is to support wholesale distributors with top-quality products and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales.