In response to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, people, businesses, and organizations have turned to Personal Protective Equipment “PPE,” to continue on with life as we know it with as much normalcy as possible. Unfortunately, it’s been extremely challenging for many hospitals, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to acquire the high-demand lifesaving products. That’s where entrepreneur Sean Kelly found an opportunity that would turn into a full-fledged business with the mission to bring PPE to the front-liners who need it most.
The business mogul started PPE of America, a company that would vet and distribute an array of protective equipment to those needing quick and easy access to them.
The demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has risen considerably since the start of the pandemic. However, procuring protective equipment is not as easy as heading over to your local store and making a quick purchase. The high demand, fluctuating supply and price, coupled with complex procedures make acquiring protective equipment as hard as possible. But in the challenge, Sean saw an opportunity to not only help, but to really make a difference.
“The problem was that legitimate authorized distributors of worldwide brands were being inundated with buyers who needed to be vetted under the strict guidelines that many companies put in place to prevent price gouging,” shares Sean. “These sellers did not have the resources to quickly vet buyers, so that is where my team came into play.”
As an entrepreneur always thinking outside the box, Sean went straight to work. He set up a team that would vet and connect qualified buyers with sellers of some of the world’s top PPE products. Sean’s network of sellers are some of the most reliable sources in the market today, and given that they’re either manufacturers themselves or nationwide distributors, the company can guarantee the best pricing for quality products. In the last five months, Sean and his PPE of America team has facilitated more N95 NIOSH approved mask sales than most distributors sell in years. Sean says the numbers are staggering.
PPE of America started as a referral company. But higher demands for PPEs pushed the company to start actively reselling PPE products such as masks, gowns, hand sanitizers, and gloves to hospitals, health-care bodies, government agencies, and privately owned businesses who needed quick and easy access to sanitation and protective products.
Sean has used his extensive marketing and communications skills from years as a successful entrepreneur to get the word out of his access to what are some of today’s hottest commodities in the market. He has used social media, public relations, data acquisition, proprietary sales channels to broadcast PPE of America’s offerings.
Most people will know Sean as the visionary of Jersey Champs, an eCommerce company that sells and ships custom-made jerseys. The Los Angeles-based company has proven themselves with a system and track record of proper and excellent fulfillment. Sean has used the same system to assure buyers that they get their orders of protective equipment within a few business days.
For Sean, PPE of America is more than just a business venture. It is his contribution to the nation and the world. In a time where people need protection from one of the most destructive outbreaks of the century, his company is a shield that offers that protection. PPE of America is out to impact the nation through their services and by doing what they do best.