Due to the unbelievable reports coming in from my sister working as an ER doctor and many other healthcare professionals, I am now trying to import PPE from my factory relationships overseas. From many years of working with factories in China, I have close friends and contacts there and virtually all of them have graciously reached out to help source masks for me. They are also reading the news and worried about us here in the US.
2020-03-22 01:31am EST UPDATE
New site is here: https://uberquick.co
Use the link above to order. If you already donated using the old donation link from this site, don’t worry I have your donation and will be processed first.
2020-03-21 10:18pm EST UPDATE
I’m pausing donations to catch up. I hope to have another update later tonight.
Over the past 24 hours a small army of factory contacts, friends, and sourcing agents have been looking for a good supply of masks from a reputable company. I have received several quotes and am prepared to start placing bulk orders with the intent to distribute smaller quantities to those that want them.
I put together this website to provide information and also collect interest.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET MASKS, PLEASE SEND A DONATION USING THE LINK BELOW: ORIGINAL LINK REMOVED – In the notes of the donations, please indicate how many boxes of each item and who they should be sent to. See cost list below. I can ship masks anywhere in the US. COST LIST:
N95 Mask (10pcs per box) -> $118 for 5 boxes
Surgical Mask, 3-ply (50pcs per box) -> $128 for 5 boxes
I am not making any money on this. Any ‘extra’ will be used to buy more masks and donated. Prices above include all shipping. For example:
You want 5 boxes N95 and 5 boxes surgical, please donate $118 + $128 = $246 You can get masks for yourself or if you don’t have a recipient in mind I will do my best to distribute them to those in need. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers all desperately need these masks to stay safe. The hospitals are not providing adequate equipment and the government is moving too slowly.
Q. Is this a store?
A. No, I am a single person trying to import masks for my doctor friends and family, not a store. Masks are not in my possession yet. This is not the same as ordering off of Amazon. This site is functioning as a Group Buy. Please be patient. Please understand that I am jumping a lot of the normal steps in the vetting process to get masks as soon as possible. If you place an ‘order’ through this store please understand there are many things that can go wrong including but not limited to the shipment getting damaged in transit, the shipment getting lost, damaged or otherwise held up in customs. It could get returned to the factory for some reason. It could get to me and then UPS could shut down and I won’t be able to ship them out. I am passing on my costs because I can’t underwrite these risks. If you order you are accepting these risks. If you don’t accept these risks, DO NOT ORDER. I can only promise that I will do everything in my power to get masks in your hands as soon as possible.
Q. How long will it take to receive the masks?
A. I am only ordering from factories that have very short (<2 days) lead times or current stock. As long as international shipping routes and companies like UPS stay open, I should receive the masks in a week after placing the order and then I could have them out to you between 1 and 5 days after that depending on where you are in the US.
Q. What is the quality?
A. I’m doing my best to vet the sources by checking for FDA registration and proof of independent testing. The people in China sourcing for me I have known for years and I trust. I can show you the documentation the factory provides but other than that I cannot guarantee anything.
Q. How many masks can I get?
A. Tens of thousand N95s and millions of surgical masks. New factories are coming online and every factory is actively trying to increase capacity. But bigger orders take longer and have more risk of delay etc. My plan is to start with smaller bulk orders at the MOQ (1k pieces) each and go from there.
Q. Can I get other equipment?
A. Yes but I’m trying to just focus on masks right now. If you desperately need something please reach out and I’ll see what I can find.
Q. Why is this a donation? I don’t get it.
A. This was just the fastest way for me to collect funds that I can then use to make bulk purchases. Use the info above to calculate your donation including shipping and I will ship out masks to the address indicated with UPS.
Q. If you can get masks, why not ship them directly to hospitals and healthcare workers
A. I specifically started this for people like my sister who is working in the ER of one of the largest hospitals in the metro Detroit area and is being told to re-use masks. Many other doctor friends and now their friends want/need masks too. I can’t support hospitals right now but maybe once a few orders have been processed.
Q. Who are you?
A. This site was originally setup for friends and family healthcare workers that already know me but I’m realizing this is probably going to spread farther. For those that don’t know me, my name is Adam Leeb, I’m the CEO and Cofounder of a small product development company, Astrohaus, that has been working with China manufacturing goods since 2015. I’ve spent a lot of time in China, most of it inside factories. Since this thing started I’ve had many colleagues there reach out to me offering help. After hearing what is happening at the hospitals I decided to see if I can help import masks. I’m not an expert in medical equipment but I do know how to import and I do have good contacts on the ground.