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The Perks of Buying Medical Supplies Online

by Jessica Hegg September 27, 2016 0 Comments

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Have you been inside a traditional medical supply shop recently?

If not, well...

Let me paint you a picture real quick, but just to warn you...it's not pretty

Imagine, bland colored walls with out-dated carpet, surrounded by poorly displayed products that may make you feel...old.

It may have looked a little something like this... 

 

Now, we can all admit that these products, in general, aren't the most attractive, but come on! You deserve a better experience than that.

Nothing against medical supply shops, the idea is just a little outdated and needs a breath of fresh air.

...And that's exactly what we have for you!!

Why You Should Buy Medical Supplies Online...

A wide variety of medical supplies has been available on the Internet for quite some time and it's only recently that purchasing supplies from an online medical supply store has become widespread.

We want to make sure you're reaping ALL the benefits!

  • Low Overhead

E-commerce (the buying and selling of goods and services through the internet) really helps to bring down the costs of your purchases.  With lower overhead costs, businesses don’t have to pay rent or buy real estate.

The result? simple, lower prices!

  • Tax Break

Even better! Customers are not always required to pay taxes on some goods online or depending on jurisdictions, and sales taxes are not even applied to medical items.

At retail locations, you may be forced to pay up to 9% or more in sales taxes depending on your location.

  • Convenience

We get it...these items are necessities and you need them ASAP. When you order medical supplies online, they arrive right at your front door!

With injuries or limitations, you simply cannot be inconvenienced by having to make a trip to your local DME shop. Having items delivered directly to your home is way more appealing. Caregivers are able to order items online and spend more time tending to other needs.

  • Minimum Shipping Cost

Big bulky medical supplies should cost a fortune to ship, right??

Nope!  It is becoming more and more common for online retailers to include free shipping, especially on larger ticketed items or sales.  

  • Wider Selection

Essentially the internet is one giant store.  With a GIANT list of inventory.

You have access to all retailers and product variations right at your fingertips...literally

That red rollator you wanted (that's not available in store) is one google search away from winding up at your front door.

  • Research

You have the ability to do a great deal of research online. Specifications and product descriptions are often rich in detail which allow you to compare similar products or variations to ensure that you are choosing the appropriate product 

  • Customer Service

Especially when buying medical products, you want to be backed by impeccable customer service. Online retailers can communicate via phone, email, chat, or even social media from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day. With access to all the channels of communication, it is easy to get support when you need it the most.  

The Future of Buying Medical Supplies Online:

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Online medical supply stores will eventually provide even more benefits.

Customized profiles are being developed to help retailers...

  • Match you with recommended products
  • Keep track of previous interactions
  • Set up subscriptions to automatically schedule purchases

These programs are still relatively new, but the potential for providing an even better experience  is through the roof!

Same day delivery is starting to increase, and for good reason.

For serious medical conditions, waiting a business day or two may not be an option and several services are beginning to offer same-day delivery in certain locations. Completely defeating the one advantage retail locations had over online medical supply stores.

Google "Medical Supplies Online" Now! 

DME shops are an outdated experience. When you purchasing medical supplies online it is more convenient, cheaper, and more effective than attempting to buy them in person.  It is a more positive experience and the advantages are only multiplying.

The practice of purchasing medical supplies online is most beneficial to YOU, the customer, and what’s good for the customer always wins out in the end, right?!

Jessica Hegg
Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg is the content manager and at ViveHealth.com. With vast product knowledge and understanding of individual needs, she aims to share valuable information on making smart buying choices, overcoming obstacles and overall improving the quality of life for others. Avid gym-rat and nutrition enthusiast, she’s interested in all things related to staying active and living healthy lifestyle.



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