Over the years we’ve built strong relationships with the manufacturers of the products that we carry. We work with a lot of great companies. So I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that many of them pivoted to manufacturing PPE, or that as one of their better customers we’d be on the short list of companies to get first access to these products.
The end result has been that we’ve been able to have a steady stock of gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants available to ship to our customers, to provide to new customers and local businesses, to give to our employees and their families, to make sure that our families are safe, and to donate. We’ve always carried products in these categories because they’re necessities for serious detailers, however I never could have imagined that we’d be helpful at all during a global pandemic.
Sales of these products is still a small portion of our total sales, but it is humbling to help out in our own very small way during such a challenging time for everyone.