Find the Opportunities to Help Your Company Sell RDT Gloves

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You won’t find oversaturation in the disposable glove marketplace. There is always an untapped need, if you look in the right places.

One of our distributors, it turns out, didn’t have to look far. He saw potential in selling gloves, convinced his management that AMMEX was the company to work with, and has seen excellent results—all in a relatively short time frame.

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3 Ways to Ensure Your Customers Get the Right Glove for the Job

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Every distributor knows that happy customers lead to greater revenues. Of course, there are several nuances when it comes to selling disposable gloves, such as having the right product info, helping customers try out the product, and asking the right questions to identify the correct needs.

Our distributors frequently encounter end-users who are buying the wrong gloves for their intended purpose. Many are predisposed against using vinyl gloves under any circumstance, even when they deliver better-than-expected performance at a lower price. Learning as much as you can about your client’s needs can help you put your glove expertise to good use.

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No-Cost Net Terms Available for Distributors in the AMMEX Portal

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Would Net 30 terms from AMMEX make it easier for your business to buy and sell gloves?  It is now easier than ever in the AMMEX portal. We’ve partnered with Resolve to provide no-cost Net 30 terms, higher spending limits, and an easy way to track and pay your invoices online.

Getting started is simple. Click here and provide basic business information: location, time in business, annual revenue, and business credit (no personal credit info is required). The simple one-time setup will take less than 2 minutes. The accounts payable contact for your business can complete it.

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Lightweight Nitrile Gloves Deliver Comfort, Protection at a Great Price

A baker slices biscuit dough while wearing X3 blue nitrile gloves from AMMEX.

For the last couple years, nitrile industrial-grade disposable gloves have not always been easy to come by.

With the onset of the pandemic, manufacturers were forced to ramp up production quickly. They turned their immediate focus to exam-grade product to meet the overwhelming need in medical applications. For industrial nitrile, prices went up and availability went down.

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Supply Chain Inflation Impacting Disposable Glove Pricing

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Numerous factors are affecting the cost of disposable gloves. Soaring oil prices, shipping rates that are expected to in some cases double, and logistics costs from compromised supply chains all add up to distributors potentially paying more for gloves in the second half of 2022.

Inflation is currently the worst it has been in four decades. Since late 2020, the global inflation rate has risen sharply, driven by such supply chain-related factors as raw materials, labor, shipping, and the lower cost of capital.

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Disposable Glove Demand Expected to Remain Strong

A restaurant worker wears black nitrile gloves to prepare a salad. Photo by Mikhail Nilov/Pexels

For the first time in two years, the coronavirus is not the No. 1 issue affecting global markets. Instead, oil prices—and the war in Ukraine—have become the top disruptors slowing trade and driving up costs.

That doesn’t mean COVID is going away just yet. Governments have been lifting restrictions imposed to slow its spread, including rules governing travel, socializing, mask wearing, and self-isolation. But still it lingers, and in some countries it is thriving.

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Disposable Gloves Are Not Designed for Cooking at High Heat

Gloveworks Industrial Vinyl Gloves are great for preparing food, but don't cook with them.

Disposable gloves are an invaluable tool in kitchens around the globe. From making burger patties to mixing salads to plating and serving food, they protect against cross-contamination as well as keeping hands safe from chemicals and cleaning solutions.

We often get questions about the suitability of using disposable gloves over an open flame like a grill. Distributor partners say their customers inquire about using disposables when cooking, and which material is best in those situations.

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Rising Oil Costs Will Likely Impact Prices of Disposable Gloves

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Economies around the globe are in turmoil. High demand, market pressures—and the conflict in eastern Europe and its consequent political instability—are driving gas and oil prices higher, and countless industries are feeling the pain.

Last week oil reached $130 a barrel and may go even higher (although the price came down a bit as the week began). The worst-case forecast has been raised to $240 a barrel, and the high prices could lead to a global recession as soon as this year.

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