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May 12, 2020 – 1pm
The supply of ‘Personal Protective Equipment’ (PPE) for Health Services personnel and key workers has proved a major difficulty throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Securing reliable sources for products that meet the required specifications continues to prove a considerable logistics challenge. This situation is also likely to get worse in the short term as people leave lockdown, and many governments around the world are now starting to advise that the wider population wear face masks and other personal protective equipment as a condition of relaxing social regulations and getting back to work.
The global demand for PPE products is therefore much greater than supply. The market is extremely volatile with pricing changing on almost a daily basis in regard to unit costs, transportation charges and factory production output demands. There is also a large amount of poor quality PPE in circulation that does not meet the required EN standards and is supplied with inadequate CE certification and test reports. Without background knowledge in PPE products it is understandable that many businesses are unsure regarding the most suitable PPE products for their specific use case, and they have no experience or idea how to correctly validate the quality of items from suppliers. In addition, it is also extremely important that businesses do not order a higher grade of PPE products than required, which may inadvertently take essential stock away from frontline health workers where a high level of protection is required.
This is where our new collaborative business comes in, please welcome ‘Intelligent PPE Supplies Initiative’. Our initiative has been established specifically to counter these PPE supply problems and we are a collaboration of highly proficient business-people from the UK, China and Japan. Due to our regional locations and applicable working time zones, we are able to operate around the clock, 24/7, to deliver product solutions that other suppliers would find hard to achieve.
Please see our promotional flyer below:
Intelligent PPE Supplies Initiative Flyer
We specialise in sourcing, negotiation, technical requirements, logistics & planning, plus quality validation for high volume supply of equipment. This combination of know-how and close working is an essential part of our strategy and is of paramount importance in the present market environment where there are many practical hurdles between the factory and the end customer. Using our expertise, we can establish new supply chains for PPE and other medical items from source, and back this up with market leading logistics; ensuring goods arrive safely to our customers and in good time.
We are specialists at sourcing bona fide, legitimate and high-quality PPE and other medical products from factories that other suppliers may have missed. All the factories we use are ‘white listed’ for export and fully endorsed and verified against government systems in the country of origin.
We look forward to supporting your organisation through this difficult time and we are working hard towards a safer future. Please ask us for more details if your require PPE for your business, or have any specific questions regarding how Intelligent PPE Supplies Initiative can help your organisation.
To view more information and see our brochure, please click on the following link: Intelligent PPE Supplies Initiative Brochure
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March 24, 2020 – 12pm
Thanks to Dan from Integracare for the amazing testimonial.
“Just want to say how much I appreciate the recent delivery of hand sanitiser, and that fact that you made good your promise regarding timescales – you have helped safeguard many vulnerable people we support.
I’m perhaps most grateful for the way in which your company undertook checks on our company before agreeing to supply us with a scarce and valuable product during the current COVID-19 crisis. Whilst some other companies and individuals are exploiting this crisis for financial or selfish gains, it’s refreshing to come across a company such as yours that has integrity and social conscience.”
At Intelligent Wholesale, we’re really pleased we could help! We’re going to continue supplying to businesses while we still can. Rest assured our distribution staff are fully protected with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Unfortunately, due to high demand we are no longer able to supply larger pallet quantities at the present time.
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Tags: alcohol hand cleanser, alcohol hand sanitiser, b2b, care homes, fight the virus, hotels, Intelligent Wholesale, keep safe, offices, smaller businesses, SME, wash your hands
March 19, 2020 – 2pm
Pursan alcohol hand sanitiser with 70% v/v alcohol is now available for smaller businesses. We’ve made this possible due to the high call volume received from smaller companies who can’t get hold of alcohol sanitiser which they need to ensure staff safety. Our Pursan alcohol hand sanitiser is currently in production and will be despatched by the case of 12 x 1 litre screw cap bottles PLUS 1 off x FOC 500ml spray bottle.
Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Per Case
We’re also putting a limit on orders like supermarkets, with a max of two cases per business customer. This is to ensure even distribution to the people that need it. For larger clients they can still buy in bulk by the pallet from our website.
For single case quantities, please see Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser here
As the Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser product is a liquid and not a gel, it can be used in most spray containers that operate with water. It is an amazing product that leaves the hands feeling fresh and without residue.
Stock is limited and orders will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
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Tags: alcohol hand cleanser, alcohol hand sanitiser, b2b, carehomes, education, fight the virus, hospitality, hotels, Intelligent Wholesale, keep safe, offices, pursan, retail, schools, smaller businesses, universities, wash your hands
March 17, 2020 – 1pm
The interest in our Pursan Alcohol Sanitiser has been unprecedented. We know that some suppliers have exploited lack of availability and high demand to justify sky high prices, but we have deliberately taken a different line, consistent with our broader company ethos. Prices are higher than under normal circumstances because the base cost of raw materials reflects a shortfall in the supply chain. However, we have deliberately applied normal company margins across this range to enable us to supply customers at an as affordable price as possible. In terms of equipment to dispense alcohol sanitiser in the workplace, we have actually reduced prices on our soap and similar dispensers. Our pricing and lead times have been generally well received by clients and we appreciate their patience while we have had to confirm lead times on an order by order basis over this exceptional period.
Several clients have queried why we only supply in large quantities and, in fact, we have looked at the logistics of meeting smaller orders. Unfortunately, this was unrealistic for us as a company. However, if bulk ordering at first seems prohibitive for your business, there are a number of issues to take into account.
Firstly, the supply environment is changing rapidly. Demand is so high that raw material supply is difficult to secure including the bottles and spray tops to contain the alcohol sanitiser. Prices are therefore rising overall, and in our experience, lead times have fluctuated almost daily. Anticipating longer term requirements and purchasing accordingly might be a helpful strategy therefore.
Secondly, in thinking about locations within a building or workgroup where alcohol hand sanitiser might be needed, it quickly becomes clear that the need is extensive, much broader than washrooms, canteens and reception areas. Anyone who has recently visited a hospital is likely to have seen sanitiser stations every few yards in corridors, with visitors much more likely to use these. Clearly, in order to deliver this level of protection access to significant quantities of sanitiser gel/liquid is essential.
Over the next months it is likely that access to supplies of sanitiser will improve and related costs reduce. In the shorter term however, where employers have a duty to protect their staff and customers it is prudent to ensure your own supply of a key component in your health and safety provision.
For more information, please check out here www.intelligentvending.co.uk/pursan1l
Please note that orders continue to be processed on a first come, first serve basis and we will confirm lead times for each order placed asap following receipt. Please bear with us on this as we are working as quickly as possible, and do not want to mislead our customers with inaccurate information. We are also supplying this product overseas to European partners.
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March 9, 2020 – 9pm
Our high content 70% alcohol hand sanitizer with moisturiser is still available. We’ve taken significant orders over the weekend and it’s been a very busy day, but additional production has been made available at the factory due to extremely high demand and to keep lead times as low as possible for clients.
PURSAN 500ml Alcohol Hand Cleanser 70 Percent Alcohol Label
Orders continue to be processed on a first come, first serve basis and we will confirm lead times for each order placed asap following receipt. Please bear with us on this as we are working as quickly as possible.
I’m also pleased to confirm that we will soon be supplying bulk 5 litre container versions and smaller hand-held 100ml high alcohol hand gel sanitizer bottles. Watch this space!…
P.S. All soap dispensers have now also been reduced online on our website too, for those who don’t wish to buy the hand alcohol sanitizer in bulk and prefer to provide better hand washing facilities to staff. These can be ordered in lower single unit volumes.
P.P.S. We have also received significant enquiries from our partners in Europe and are happy to quote for shipping via email on an enquiry by enquiry basis.
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March 7, 2020 – 2pm
One of our manufacturing partners has recently started producing 70% alcohol based hand cleanser at their factory in Northern Ireland due to the UK shortage and the current coronavirus COVID-19 situation in the UK. The producer is a very large hygiene sector manufacturer, so you can rest assured this is a legitimate high quality product.
Demand is currently extremely high for the alcohol hand sanitiser and availability is limited. Orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis, but we’re currently aiming to ship goods within 3 to 5 working days from receipt of orders.
Pursan Alcohol Hand Cleanser contains 70% alcohol. It is quick drying and contains moisturiser to keep hands feeling soft and smooth. Whilst this has been primarily formulated as a high alcohol content hand cleanser, it can also be used for surface cleaning.
Pursan 500ml Alcohol Hand Cleanser 70 Percent Ethanol
The product comes in 500ml bottles which have a metered spray which can be sprayed directly onto hands. This is ideal for use in an open office environment and perfect for our corporate clients who wish to provide a service for staff.
We have decided to sell this in bulk only based on pallet quantities and to businesses only. Our pricing is as follows:
Pursan Alcohol Hand Cleanser 500ml @ GBP 7.45 + VAT per bottle
8 x bottles per case
MOQ is 50 cases (i.e. 400 bottles)
Pallet delivery is free of charge to UK postcodes.
Please act fast to avoid disappointment as orders are flooding in and staff are working around the clock to meet demand.
Keep safe and remember to wash your hands!..
Posted in: Health and Hygiene, Health and Safety, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, Intelligent Wholesale, Product and consumables, Product Help & Advice, Product News, Washroom Accessories
Tags: alcohol hand cleanser, alcohol hand gel, alcohol hand sanitiser, coronavirus, covid-19, ethanol hand cleanser, ethanol hand gel, ethanol hand sanitiser
July 31, 2019 – 9am
The hot weather might have dissapated, for now, but we are all still struggling with the onslaught of our little flying friends. However, don’t dispair! Intelligent Wholesale has a range of products for commercial and domestic use that will help fight the problems associated with flying bugs. Check out the full range of pest control products and accessories on our website.
Posted in: Fly Killers, Health and Hygiene, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, Insect-a-clear
Tags: Fly Killers, Health and Hygiene, Hospitality and Leisure, Insect-a-clear, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, pest control
July 12, 2019 – 9am
Period poverty is still one of the most prominent topics of today, with more and more companies approaching us for period poverty machines. Not only do we supply machines, we also supply branded sanitary products too; (we can also offer unbranded sanitary product packaging to clients when they buy in pallet quantities.) All the packaging provided is specifically designed for vending equipment and made from both biodegradable and recyclable cardboard. We are currently pushing ourselves even further into ‘green’ mode and researching the possibility of offering an organic range of products. For companies that are interested in taking this initiative up for their organization, Intelligent Vending could provide them with the knowledge, machines and insight to reflect their own business needs.
Posted in: Health and Hygiene, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale, Period Poverty, Public Vending, Vending Help & Advice, Washroom Accessories, washroom vending
Tags: Health and Hygiene, Hospitality and Leisure, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Period Poverty, Public Vending
June 13, 2019 – 9am
Congratulations to the AVA celebrating 90 years today.
Posted in: AVA, Coffee Machine Vending, Coffee Vending Machines, Health and Safety, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, Intelligent Vending Ltd, PC Controlled Vending Machines, Product News, Public Vending
Tags: Health and Safety, Hospitality and Leisure Sectors, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, PC Controlled Vending Machines, Product News, Public Vending, The AVA
May 3, 2019 – 9am
When packing a suitcase to go anywhere for any length of time there are always two things that take up the most space. Shoes (very important wherever you go. A necessity, some might say!) and your hairdryer (probably more important than your shoes!) These two accessories are not very travel friendly and take up a lot of essential packing space… well not anymore. Intelligent Wholesale have the Swiss Fold-Away 5400 by Valera. This popular hairdryer sports a whopping 2000w and boasts maximum space saving capability with its foldable handle and is easily stored and very portable. With 6 airflow/temperature combinations, a 3 metre Super Flex straight cable for ample range of movement and a long-life DC motor, this is an ideal choice for many particularly those travelers among us.
Posted in: Hospitality and Leisure sectors, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale
Tags: hairdryer, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale, Leisure and Hospitality, Swiss Hair Dryers, valera