Amazon announced the launch of covid-19 supplies phase I in the United States, which is a purchasing center dedicated to hospitals and government agencies on Amazon's website, so that relevant departments can purchase online medical materials in a timely manner. 13. Amazon said that with Amazon's resources and infrastructure, we hope to find, distribute and distribute these important medical materials as soon as possible to help alleviate the current supply shortage.
It is understood that covid-19 supplies is online to better help the society fight against the epidemic, not for the purpose of profit. "At present, we are increasing the investment in supplier recruitment and logistics around the world in order to quickly find and deliver these urgently needed medical supplies. At the same time, Amazon will exempt third-party sellers from selling commissions for these important materials. "
After the qualified medical materials are online, the relevant hospitals and government agencies can apply for purchasing in covid-19 supplies. Amazon said that at present, a large number of hospitals and government agencies have joined in and will process relevant orders in the "first come, first served" purchase order. Amazon is also working with suppliers around the world to urgently purchase medical supplies such as face masks, surgical masks, electronic thermometers, respirators, medical gloves and hand sanitizers.
Amazon will also adjust the selection range of covid-19 supplies to meet the needs of hospitals and government agencies. Suppliers with qualified products can apply for corresponding products online through covid-19 supplies, and the seller can also contact the account manager to learn how to join the project.
At the same time, Amazon said that in order to ensure that the medical supplies in short supply are given priority to professional medical personnel and emergency workers, sites for individual consumers have restricted the sale of some medical supplies, including sites around the world that are no longer allowed to sell covid kits and other similar products, and the U.S. station will no longer allow the sale of N95 masks and other similar masks.