Wednesday – 4.29.2020
I hope you find today’s edition of the CEO Daily helpful. If you have tips, tricks, encouraging words, or something light-hearted to share, please let me know and I will try to include them in future emails! Also, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on any of the subjects below!
- Face Masks
- Hand Sanitizer
- Customer Feedback
- Customer Spotlight
- Tips of the Day
- Tee Hee Hee
- CK Inventory Updates
Basic: 10,000 KN95’s and 20,000 disposable masks should be here by Thursday or Friday, I hope.
Premium: 2+ Million KN95’s available to ship now, 3 Million Disposable’s arriving by Friday.
We now have access to MILLIONS of KN95 and Disposable Face Masks and they are LIVE on the site. We have two versions: What we call Basic, and Premium. They are pretty much the same mask but made in two different factories. The main reason we separated them is because the basic is a little cheaper but harder for us to get, and the premium is readily available but more expensive.
The Basic Mask
This is the one we sourced when this all started. It is a great mask and was originally at a lower cost, but shipping from China has been a nightmare, and VERY expensive due to major capacity problems. I can get them in any qty, but due to plane space limitations GETTING them here is the problem. So, I prefer to only sell what we have in stock as we get them. You can place a backorder if you like but understand that there may be days or weeks between inbound shipments.
The Premium Mask
I was recently connected with someone that has been chartering ENTIRE 747’s 4 times a week to fly masks in. Insane! We formed a partnership that allows us full access to their entire inventory! The prices are a little higher than the basic mask but they are physically here and ready to ship. And, I can get limitless amounts of them so orders of a million masks or more are accepted. The smallest order qty for these is currently 50 because that is how they are packaged. If you want to order less it MAY be possible for us to break them down into smaller amounts like 10 or 25, but we would have to open the bags and handle them. If I get an overwhelming request for this I will consider it.
KN95 Masks (Basic & Premium):
**IF YOU’VE ORDERED BASIC MASKS AND WANT TO SWITCH YOUR ORDER TO PREMIUM LET US KNOW. Bear in mind that the current minimum package qty for the premium is 50. Reply to your order confirmation email, or to this email and we will take care of it for you.
We have over 4000 gallon containers of liquid hand sanitizer available to ship immediately, and 4000 more coming soon.
We also have roughly 6000 half gallons, and 40,000 16oz bottles of liquid hand sanitizer available to ship within a day.
We will soon have a Gel version available in various sizes as well.
Hey Craig, I enjoy the daily emails. Keep them coming! Hey, do you think you could get face shields?
Thanks for the request! I’m on it! – Craig
Kurt Schneid, Executive Producer at Brand Ready Media: https://www.brandready.com/
Kurt is an expert at using video as a strategy to achieve business objectives. A talented content creator who specializes in helping companies design successful campaigns with great ROI. A Life-long environmental activist, honored husband and grateful father.
From Kurt: When I started my career as an associate producer on Discovery Channel Programs the goal was broadcasting – creating messaging for the masses, and I was really good at it. Since then my focus has been helping businesses “Narrow Cast”. In other words, creating content specifically crafted for a small audience. Messaging that causes the audience to self-identify and respond. I am blessed with exceptional production abilities and 20 years of positive results. I’ve got video marketing products that work and I have got the heart to share them with other “Community Building” business professionals.
What I have to give is a great ROI – financial, intellectual, and emotional return on your investment in yourself. If you allow me to, I will guide you through a better understanding of your business, your market and how to more effectively connect the two. I would like to set appointments with companies in need of growth, Start-ups, companies that are re-branding, or companies that want to stand out in the crowd and stand apart from others in their industry.
Kurt, thank you for allowing CablesAndKits to be a part of your story! – Craig
Tip of the Day
David Thiel, Professor at Griffith University in Australia sent me a very cool pdf yesterday. In the pdf, a very simple idea is explained. I’d summarize it as “hand sanitation on the go”. You take an ordinary ziplock bag and put about 2cc’s of hand sanitizer inside. Flatten the bag out and seal it shut. When needed, the bag can be opened, one hand placed inside, and rubbed together against the other hand applying the sanitizer. Remove the hand from the bag, and rub together with the other hand. This method allows super low profile transport of a single (or double) dose of hand sanitizer. Additionally, it could be possible to distribute hand sanitizer to groups of people using this method.
Thanks for the tip David!
Tee Hee Hee
Tiptoe through the Tulips?
This is somewhere between strange and creepy. For me, it gets funny when you sing or mention “tiptoe through the tulips” and someone knows what you are talking about. Haha.
CK “Work from Home” Inventory Updates:
Update: Nothing new to report. Let me know if you need anything you don’t see.
Top “work from home / remote working” products. Our team has been working hard to build this section out. If you have any suggestions or questions, please let me know!
Cisco Phones: Sales have been through the roof on our Cisco phones lately: As Trump says, “They are really terrific phones. Very clean, like new, new cord, new box, I don’t know how you would know they were not brand new. Other phones out there? Total disasters! Junk! Don’t even think about it. Believe me”. And he’s right – our phones are PERFECT and a fraction of the cost of new. If we don’t have what you need, let me know.
New products in the works: Small (4-6 port) PoE Switches, Webcams, HDMI Cables, HDMI Splitters/Switches, USB Ethernet Adapters, USB-C Hubs, USB-C HDMI Adapters. I would LOVE your opinions as we work to research and add these items. (Or what other items you’d like to see us add)
Please let me know how I can be of service to you. If you need help, advice, or even if you just need someone to pray for you, I am here and listening.
Craig Haynie – CEO
Today’s COVID-19 Updates:
- Over 964,000 people worldwide have recovered and over 142,000 people in the US have recovered! This is great news!
- Apple is cutting back on iPhone manufacturing – it will reduce handset output by as much as 20% in the second half of the year. Apple’s plans are symbolic of supply chain and manufacturing shrinkage in multiple industries due to the virus’ social and economic effects.
- Georgia governor says at a press conference that any resident with symptoms can now get tested, after efforts to increase the state’s testing capabilities. Georgia is now 36th among the states in per-capita testing.
- New York’s new hospitalizations have dropped more than 70% from the presumed peak at the beginning of the month. Total daily deaths remain flat.
- North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public since the 11th of April. US officials have said that they do not have information that would indicate his death, as has been widely speculated. “It’s a watch and wait situation,” an administration official told Politico. President Trump said in an interview last week that he “has a very good idea” about Kim’s health, but that he cannot discuss it at present.
- Ohio’s mail-only primary ends today. State officials say that 1.4 million absentee ballots have been cast by mail, out of 1.9 million requested.
- Some school districts in Georgia, Texas, and Washington DC will end the school year early because of the difficulties associated with remote learning.
- CVS/UPS joint venture will use drones to deliver prescriptions to a retirement community of 135,000 residents in Florida, a move the companies say allows delivery of time-sensitive meds in a manner that respects social distancing. The community is the largest retirement residence in the United States. Service will begin in early May.
- Amazon, Walmart, Target, FedEx and Instacart workers to hold ‘unprecedented strike’ on Friday over virus risk. Amazon workers’ response was orchestrated via Zoom calls and the likes of Telegram and Signal, encrypted messaging apps, according to The Intercept, who spoke to over 20 organizers in several areas, including Boston, Silicon Valley, Kentucky, and Michigan. The coalition movement comes after Amazon announced it would be ending its temporary, unlimited paid time off for workers from April 30.
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