Come see us at our new location! 4163 3rd Ave Suite 103, Marion IA 52302
We want to thank everyone for their support of our small business. Please know that we appreciate each and every customer who shops with us!
We have had our store running, in what we call, a “modified open” status for a couple of months now – our doors have been locked and we handled all transactions through a window to the left of the door. This was done to help slow the spread, but it was also our way of keeping our staff (and their families – some with higher health risks – safe). To those who still shopped with us – thank you! To those who walked away because you couldn’t come into the store, we are sorry that we were unable to help you, but hope that you do come back and shop with us again.
Starting on Monday, June 15th, we will enter another phase of our “modified open”. Our doors will be unlocked and customers may return to the store. There will be signs (please take the time to read them!) and caution tape up. You will only be allowed in the space by the counter. We ask that you have us grab your products for you and that you maintain social distancing.
**Masks covering your nose and mouth will be required to enter our store.** Customers who do not wear a mask will be asked to go back outside to our window (under the red quick-up tent) to either purchase masks or to be waited on through the window. Please do not open the window – it is in place for safety reasons. If you have any symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath), please visit us another day when you are feeling better.
Thank you for your support! #MarionStrong
We have secured a limited supply of Diversey’s Oxivir Five 16. It is a disinfectant with only a FIVE minute dwell time! On the EPA’s list of products effective against COVID-19.
Just a heads up – this is from one of my glove suppliers:
Good Morning Janet-
As you are aware, the Disposable Gloves category has experienced volatile market conditions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This has impacted the overall supply and created a sudden surge in global demand for all types of gloves including Latex, Nitrile, and Vinyl Gloves.
As a result of the rising costs and tighter supply in the marketplace, we are compelled to announce a price increase of up to 15% on all Glove Products. This increase will be effective with orders placed on and after June 1st, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate further market dynamics related to price increases and supply. Please note that we will process regular order quantities based on the allocation amounts we have already set for you.
We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate further market dynamics related to price increases and supply.
A little perspective from one of my suppliers:
I want to give you an example of what these manufacturers have on their plates. Clorox has their Total 360 disinfectant machine which uses their proprietary disinfectant. In March Clorox received orders for 70,000 cases of disinfectant. Their normal monthly demand over the last 3 years has been 800 cases. How long do you think it’s going to take them to catch up? I have heard many other similar examples with other pandemic product manufacturers. End users need to understand that the supply chain is so behind it will take months to recover. And we cannot provide ETA’s.