Medical Supplies: New Technology Is Removing Middlemen And Allowing Customers To Buy Directly From Manufacturers
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The effect of technology, especially digital, has brought a paradigm shift in every action in human life. From home living to multinational companies – dependence on technology is undeniable, inevitable and more importantly humongous. The introduction of e-business has changed the whole dynamics of shopping. A new term - “e-shopping” has emerged in the market. And medical field is not also alien to this concept. There are various platforms available in the web world that is smoothening and fastening the processes of buying and selling of medical goods and articles.

Therefore, how do you shop medical supplies? You still visit the nearby local pharmacy or dependent on the sales representative who knocks your door at the wee hours. Speaking more distinctly, do you still buy vacuum cleaners or other home appliances from a sales person as people used to do in the 1950s? In most cases the answer will be NO. Moreover, you don’t find those individuals anymore. But, you still shop medical supplies in the same way as people used to do during the Cold War era. But, Why? What about a medical supply store that connects buyers directly to the manufacturers?

You can always raise a question of shopping medical supplies from an unheard facility rather not going to the nearest drug store and collect the things that you need – a much simple process that you are following in last 20-30 years. However, the area of discussion is not about which one is simple or complex. It questions about which one is equitable and cost-effective. Like you, a large contingent of people is unaware of the fact that the amount which they tender to acquire medical supplies at the store is not the same as the cost of buying from a manufacturer.

Once products are manufactured they enter the process of a supply chain. During this phase, the actual price of a product increases up to 300%. The overhead includes the cost of transportation, warehouse distribution, salesman’s commission, logistics, assembly and so forth. Each stage of supply chain adds more value to the original cost of a product. Hence, it is really important to understand the importance of buying a product from a manufacturer rather opting for a “smart”, “charming” and “approachable” middleman. But, then again, finding a specific manufacturer is a fundamental problem when you are planning to buy a variety of diverse products and supplies.

Therefore, wouldn’t it be great to simply log-in to an online portal and find your desired merchandise and supplies from different vendors and manufacturers? And place your order and wait for the delivery? Unquestionably, there are various benefits to this particular approach. But, the two most prominent are lower cost price and direct and uninterrupted access to a large number of vendors and manufacturers.

Experts believe that this business model would eliminate the need for delivery and distribution of channels. Direct accesses to manufacturers with buyers suggest that there will be no requirement of local or regional distribution office and even local sales distribution manager. This method ensures you to save the unnecessary cost of the medical supplies that you need to pay when you buy them from a drug store.

Successful application of this method means you will get the products of the same quality as before but at a much lower price. One portal where you can access your desired brands and manufacturers with a single click of mouse – Isn’t it a great concept? Now time has arrived where you will get the best quality Medical Supplies without the influence of any middleman either in Westminister or any other part of the world.

Author’s Bio: Steven Blake is familiar with supplying several medical supplies and compounding pharmacies in Westminister for a long period of time. Here he has discussed “Medical Supplies: New Technology Is Removing Middlemen and Allowing Customers to Buy Directly from Manufacturers”.


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