People are probably tired of hearing about the dysfunctional supply chain, but unfortunately it’s still a concern. We can expect more challenges for the rest of 2022.
The availability of disposable gloves will feel the impact. That does not point to a looming shortage, but it does affect pricing, availability of certain sizes, or availability in certain parts of the country.
Are disposable gloves an integral part of your distribution business? Have you been looking for a flagship product to put your sales over the top and become a leader for your glove line—or maybe just a glove that both you and your customers can count on?
The solution is Gloveworks Nitrile with Raised Diamond Texture (RDT). These durable industrial gloves, which come in 8-mil orange and green as well as 6-mil black and royal blue, will not only deliver excellent margins for you, but they’ll also keep your customers coming back for more.
Distributors who’ve been selling disposable gloves for a while understand the quirks of the market. To a distributor who’s new to the business, though, starting a profitable glove-selling program might seem a bit daunting.
We frequently get questions about getting started. What follows are the top 3:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, headlines this year have been dominated by soaring oil and gas prices. In some parts of the U.S., gas has surpassed $6 a gallon.
Expensive fuel, of course, has a ripple effect throughout global economies. The disposable glove industry is no exception.
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.