Business has changed over the past few months.
There’s no way to avoid it – the best way to cope is to adapt. Adjust to the changing environment, and take it one day at a time. It’s a novel idea, right?
But what should we expect a month from now? How about 6 months? 9 months?
No one really knows. Nobody has a crystal ball – although that would be a super cool desk accessory.
What we do know is that activities are picking up, and many executives are ready to start pre-planning for future initiatives. Now is the perfect time to get ahead of the next phase. Many of our clients are still purchasing masks and sanitizer products, but we’re also seeing requests for items that can be drop-shipped directly to residences, as many are shifting to a more permanently remote workforce. Maybe not for all employees, but a vast majority have accommodated well to working from home.
Here is a breakdown of what we see happening with business now and a few months down the road:
This is where most of us fall right now. We expect very slow growth over the next 1-3 months as communities gradually open back up. There will still be social distancing requirements, so a lot of continued investment into PPE (personal protective equipment) as we continue to protect everyone in our employees and patrons.
Second Phase: A new environment
Although it’s starting to feel a bit more normal, the adaptation to the new corporate environment will still take a while.
Third Phase: Back to Square One
The healthcare industry anticipates a second round later this year, and even if there is no sign of the coronavirus, many people in the community will be a bit more anxious than usual throughout the upcoming cold/flu season. The virus may still be present, and could cause elevated respiratory issues during an otherwise normal season.
Here are some of the top trending items right now. The demand for these items will pick up again as we approach the Fall/Winter flu and cold season, so keep checking our online PPE shop as we continue to feature the best options available.
As we continue to stay on top of the changes in business and communities, keep in mind that now is a great time to plan ahead for the future health of your business – and we’re here to help!
* PPE = Personal Protective Equipment.