Worldwide Shipping & Tracking in The Era of Covid-19
Where is my order?
This is the number one question thousands of our customers ask us every day. Well, the world is not the same anymore since the Coronavirus outbreak. And if we like it or know it or not, all medical and health products are produced in China. Only a tiny fraction is produced in the USA and Taiwan. But that was gone a few days the virus went public.
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In the past few months we have noticed how unfortunate it is that not only our customers don't spend enough time reading about their products before they purchase, but our competitors report the same challenges. There is not one merchant that can deliver local or faster, due to respiratory health products coming on a boat from China. And even an "All American Product" like Apple iPhones are only designed but not made in the USA.
So "wanting to support my local country's economy not China's" is a misconception as when we purchase a product made in China we support also all the hundreds of people involved in the many steps it takes to get the product to your country and to your doorstep. We're talking about all the people working for the foreign and domestic shipping companies, the customs officials and logistic workers getting all the packages in and out of boats, truck, vans, buildings, containers, post offices, carrying boxes and bags from A to B to C and so on, and ultimately to your home.
All of us have supported our US or European economies by outsourcing to cheap labor to increase or maintain our middle-class lifestyle. However, the price we pay is the loss of simple manufacturing jobs that nobody wants to do other than our local cheap workers (in the US, Mexicans, Europe, Turks, and Africans).
The only reason we never noticed is due to the fact that companies pre-order products in high volumes into US or European warehouses to mitigate the shipping times. However, until Covid-19, not one company cared enough to produce any health products for their population. China produces 98%, Taiwan 1% the USA 1%, which was sold out in January. Big nations are completely unprepared.
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Little do most people know, but 80% of all US and European products are made in Asia. Worse, all masks and filters remade in Asia because we took advantage of their super cheap labor. This is the only way our companies could keep selling to us for cheap. This has created our immense dependency that needs to change. We hope the Corona Virus will shake up our nations to realize we need change.
Unfortunately, as stated in all our product and term pages, sales are final due to sanitary regulations and extreme supply chain challenges.
We are however partnering with USA based warehouse and fulfillment centers that are finally stepping up to deliver our NEW Cotton Face Masks with fast shipping. Yep, you guessed it, the fabric US products are made of, come from China. There is almost no such thing as "Made in USA" anymore. Conceived, designed, or thought of, but not made.
The reality is that our lifestyles depend on cheap labor. Let's change that. Since what we did to get us where we are today is not going to get us where we all want to be in the near future. Change is inevitable and can be exciting if we embrace it.
Good news: You can actually protect yourself from viruses by wearing an FFP3 or N95 respiratory mask: Get your N95 respirator masks for the whole family today.
Please note that we can only pass on general information and cannot guarantee for consequences of your decision making or behavior. Use good common sense and ask your health care provider or physician for advice.
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