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New COVID-19 Coronavirus section of our website now live…

We are pleased to announce a new COVID-19 Coronavirus category (https://www.intelligentvending.co.uk/covid-19-coronavirus/) has been launched on the Intelligent Wholesale website. This is being reviewed and updated regularly to ensure prices and offers are as up-to-date as possible. As with all COVID-19 related products we have supplied so far (the range is extensive and very rarely publicised!), we know that demand is unprecedented. You can therefore rest assured we are reviewing and updating all products added to this new section daily to ensure prices and offers are current and effective.

Our key area of focus via our eCommerce channel so far has been alcohol sanitiser. In our own opinion, Unicorn Hygienics were well ahead of the game with this and one of the first truly UK producers to predict the demand that was coming. While standard alcohol hand sanitiser retail suppliers still had their usual UK stock allocation available for day to day (non-coronavirus) business usage requirements, Unicorn capitalised on their extensive knowledge and experience from previous respiratory viruses in the marketplace. They quickly positioned themselves as a leader in the field, with one of the best hand sanitizing products available for consumers in the UK & Ireland markets.

The product is Pursan, and this already had a registered trademark going back to 2010. From our own experience with hand sanitisers, we strongly believe that their formula cannot be faulted. It had already been tried and tested in the market many years ago and fine-tuned to consumer needs.

Utmost respect must go out to Roger Pannell from the Unicorn group on this. He has always had a great eye for business and he never once took advantage of this crises for personal reward. His aim at every stage was to provide his trusted and loyal distributor partners with a truly world leading product, and a market edge that would help to keep their businesses going, whilst also saving people in the UK. Their Pursan product is truly exceptional and their product has remained at competitive pricing throughout the market fluctuations.

Our own staff at Intelligent Vending and Intelligent Wholesale, plus extended staff families have been using this product since day one of the coronavirus pandemic (and in some cases significantly high and repeated use throughout each day!) without any damage to our hands at all thanks to the added moisturiser and formulation of the product.

We have now extended our COVID-19 range to include the new Sterizen alcohol hand sanisiter & sanitising surface cleansing solution. This has been brought to us via Borg & Overstrom who are a leader in the high-end point of use water coolers and accessories category worldwide. The focus for their new Sterizen solutions is consistent with that of Unicorn Hygienic’s, but their retail offering is focused on smaller, handy, pocket size products that can be carried around by staff.

Their Sterizen 80% alcohol formula hand sanitiser is based on WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations. It is again a liquid and not a gel, and there is no unpleasant residue left of the hands. It is also great for repeated use and comes in both 150ml and 250ml atomiser spray bottles which are recyclable. Full SDS information and marketing information can be found on our website under the COVID-19 Coronavirus section, and both small cases, and bulk pallet offerings are available to clients with clear timelines outlined online to ensure transparency.

The little sister to the Sterizen alcohol hand sanitiser range is the Borg & Overstrom sanitiser surface solution. This is supplied in a lockable 150ml spray which is also pocket size. This product is NOT for hand use, but it is perfect for surface sanitizing of door handles, light switches, vehicle interiors, control panels, touch screens, shopping trolley handles and so much more. The Sterizen sanitising solution is suitable for anywhere that people touch regularly. Due to the ingredient formulation it is cheaper to produce than high alcohol content hand sanitiser, so it is ideal for any areas that people regularly touch and keeps costs as low as possible in relation to company staff safety. All SDS information is available for both Pursan and Sterizen products online, as well as other important marketing information.

A range of other products will also be listed shortly, but we are posting based on demand in terms of priority. Hand sanitisers are a huge, in demand product in these uncertain times, so it’s only fair they received the first introduction to our new COVID-19 Coronavirus section.

A range of other PPE items for the NHS and government departments are also available via our specialist advisers and personal protective equipment suppliers, so please ask if you have any particular sourcing requirements. For volume buyers such as government departments, healthcare, pharmacies & supermarkets, rest assured our product range is extensive (but all may not be listed online) and it continues to grow for this new category.

Please let us know if you require high volumes of medical 3-ply face masks, surgical 3-ply face masks, Face Fit FFP2 KN95 face masks, Face Fit FFP3 KN99 face masks or surgical gowns. We can supply millions of units at competitive prices with very short lead times direct from specialist manufacturers.

Our global network of trusted and certified factories can produce high quality PPE (personal protective equipment) items with very fast lead times. We also have dedicated cargo planes and logistics available to ensure quality inspections throughout production, speedy customs checks, and rapid delivery to our clients wherever they are located around the world.

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It is great to see British businesses prosper in hard times and the innovation of UK entrepreneurs flourish. Keep updated of the many products arriving in our COVID-19 Coronavirus portfolio shortly; hand sanitiser has been a life saver and extremely popular with all of our customers with some incredible reviews from clients.

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Keep safe everyone and watch this space….

Integracare Client Testimonial…

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).

For single cases of alcohol hand cleanser only with a free spray, please click here: www.intelligentvending.co.uk/pursan1lcase

Unfortunately, due to high demand we are no longer able to supply larger pallet quantities at the present time.

Alcohol Hand Sanitiser 1 Per Case

Amazing news for UK businesses…

Amazing news for UK businesses announced on Friday 20th March. Thanks Rishi and Boris! This is greatly reassuring for everyone, and certainly a massive help for all businesses out there.

If you’re still looking for alcohol hand sanitiser, you can now purchase Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser by the case online to keep you and your staff safe. It’s soft on the hands, quick drying and contains moisturiser. It is also great for surface cleaning, shopping trolleys, door handles, petrol pump handles, light switches etc. In fact, pretty much anywhere that people touch! We’re even throwing in a free 500ml spray bottle with each case ordered!

For single cases of alcohol hand cleanser only with a free spray, please click here: www.intelligentvending.co.uk/pursan1lcase

Alcohol Hand Sanitiser 1 Per Case

For pallet orders of alcohol hand sanitiser (600 x litre screw cap bottles), please click here: www.intelligentvending.co.uk/pursan1l

Alcohol Hand Sanitiser 1 Litre

 

Pursan Alcohol Sanitiser for Smaller Businesses

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.

Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Update…

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.

Alcohol Hand Sanitiser 1 Litre

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.

Pursan Alcohol Hand Cleanser 70% Alcohol Now Available

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 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.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND MSDS SPEC SHEETS.

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!..

Period Poverty Initiatives

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.

 

Offers galore!

For those of you who haven’t visited us at Intelligent Wholesale, the new offers have arrived. As a nation we are gearing ourselves up for the Summer and we think some of these special items will definitely be on your ‘must-have’ list. Follow our link above to view products for pest control, washrooms, vending machines and more. If you need any further guidance then the staff at Intelligent Vending will always be happy to give you a little of their time and experience to find the right product for your needs. Don’t delay, these offers wont be here for long .

Fragrance Kits

The first of May was often regarded in history as the first day of the summer. The Romans celebrated The Festival of Flora, goddess of fruit and flowers, which used to mark the time when warmer weather began and flowers and trees started to blossom, and all around was the beginning of those glorious summer smells. At Intelligent Vending we love a good fragrance (particularly a summer one!) and this starter kit by Microair is no exception. It comes with the air freshener and 1 case of 12 fragranced aerosol cans to allow you to keep your washroom area smelling fresh. The advanced technology incorporated in this air freshener automatically offers a continuous concentrated fragrance between your chosen working hours. Available in ABS white, black and chrome finish with a choice of 12 fragrances with varying intensities.

Bag it up. Period.

It was announced last week that Wales has decided to give free sanitary products to school girls in a bid to fight the issue of Period Poverty. The move follows Scotland who declared last year that sanitary products should be available free for schools. The scheme in Wales will help girls in both primary and secondary schools and the hope is it will bring Period Poverty to an end in these educational institutions. On one of our blog articles, Intelligent Vending highlighted, a few months ago, a Period Poverty Starter Kit that may help anyone wanting to trial the scheme or invest in it whole-heartedly. There are some additional washroom accessories that companies and schools may like to invest in too; we have some excellent Sanitary Bags and Sanitary Dispensers by Lunar as well as some excellent Sanitary Bins to help companies and institutions aid girls through their cycles hygienically and with the dignity they deserve. England has yet to follow suit in funding free products but has announced that, in hospitals, women and girls will be given free sanitary products on request and a pledge has been made to fund free menstrual products in schools from September. Watch this space. Perhaps we can all break down these barriers to learning. Period.

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