In response to the shortage of critical supplies that front-line workers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Business has created COVID-19 Supplies, giving priority access to health and safety products to those who need it the most.
Products include essential items like PPE, ventilators, exam gloves, sanitizers, face shields, and digital thermometers. Supplies are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis with quantity limitations. Amazon is not making a profit on products sold through COVID-19 Supplies. They are also waiving all standard referral fees for third-party sellers who supply products.
In order to get supplies to those in need as quickly as possible, “Free Priority Delivery” is offered as the default shipping option, with some items delivered as soon as the next business day.
Who can purchase supplies?
COVID-19 Supplies was created for front-line organizations with an Amazon Business account, to access supplies as they become available. Front-line organizations include:
U.S. government organizations including federal agencies protecting public health and safety, all 50 states, cities, counties, special districts, police and fire departments.
U.S. healthcare organizations including hospitals, emergency medical services, senior care facilities, home health care, physician practices and ambulatory care centers.
An Amazon Business account is required in order to purchase on COVID-19 Supplies.
Amazon and COVID-19
Amazon has been both praised and criticized for their response during the pandemic. With most retail locations shut down and many people wishing to stay out of stores that are open, they have played a starring role in this crisis. While Amazon has done a lot to ensure that front-line workers have access to critical health and safety products, do you think they have done enough to protect their own workers? Has Amazon been a significant resource for you and your family to get the things you need for your household? We'd love to hear from you! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call: (303) 536-5505.