How to Engage the Empowered Customer


In business, industry trends such as big data, social media for business, the influx of Millennials and the rise of the empowered buyer are all having a major impact on the sales industry and its leaders. As of 2016, in the United States, there are 4.5 million B2B sales professionals – How will you leverage the changes and stand out?

The empowered buyer is one of the key industry trends affecting B2B sales professionals. The dynamics between buyers and sellers have clearly changed. At one time, sellers were viewed as the source of information, however, the digital revolution has shifted the balance of power. Buyers are now equipped with much of the information they need to make purchase decisions and has essentially disrupted how and where sellers are able to add value to this process.

“Armed with their research and data, the empowered buyer expects sales professionals to match their expertise and knowledge and then raise it in ways that help them address or even anticipate business needs.”

With a wealth of information at their fingertips, buyers are more informed than ever. Consider these eye-opening statistics from an independent research report commissioned by SAP:

  • Over two-thirds or 68% of buyers wait longer to initiate contact with vendors than they did two years ago because they are doing more research themselves.
  • And when it comes to the actual purchase decision, 80% of buyers typically know exactly what they want before they make contact with a vendor. With so much control, it’s hard to know where today’s vendors fit into the equation.
  • Indeed, 68% of buyers admit they don’t need salespeople to make purchasing decisions as much as they once did, and 91% of buyers say they have higher expectations of vendors and their salespeople than they did two years ago.

Getting the attention of customers, who are constantly bombarded with news, emails, and offers is a major issue for every business. When companies do get a customer’s attention, their offer must be relevant and add value.  It’s clear that connected consumers are empowered consumers.  And for companies and brands that embrace this change -there’s a huge now powerful force that can work as partners to engage and magnify your message.

“It’s not enough to know your products and services, to remain relevant in today’s market, sales organizations need to provide higher-value engagements that meet and anticipate customers’ current and future business needs.”

What are the new benchmarks for sales success?

  • Personalization:  Businesses must provide more relevant and appropriate content that demonstrates a full understanding of customer needs while predicting their future needs. Develop expertise in customers’ challenges. Sales teams need to communicate the details of an offering in context with the customer’s goals and issues. What counts is the impact of the product or service on the customer’s profits, revenue goals, cost reduction efforts, and other critical objectives
  • Trust:  As with all solid relationships, a successful partnership is built on the solid foundation of trust, transparency and integrity. Sales representatives need to be known as the trusted counselors and advisors who can offer decision makers advice on solving important business problems and preparing for trends—counsel that often extends beyond the products or services they’re selling.  According to an independent research report commissioned by SAP: “Trust is rated as the single most important factor when purchasing products from vendors, ahead of experience and cost.  Demonstrating high levels of knowledge about products and services (74%) and about a buyer’s organization (52%) are the most important factors in creating trust.”
  • Experience:  Vendors must look to enhance the customer experience, focusing on a process speed, service consistency and seamlessness across channels.  This means aligning departments like sales and marketing. Leaders from sales and marketing need to collaborate on consistent ways to engage with customers across channels.
  • Insight:   Businesses are transitioning from the cookie-cutter sales process to tailored, actionable and insightful solutions to their business problems. Sales professionals must provide valuable insights to customers that are relevant at different phases of their buying process and—for large B2B purchases—tailoring content for specific accounts. Sharing your insight and best practices and bringing new ways to address business challenges. By knowing what customers care about, you’ll build the certainty they need to accelerate movement through each buying stage.

What can leaders do?

Build a culture of continuous improvement to help your sales reps and streamline the final steps of the close, delivering a buying experience that sets you apart from the competition. And make it easier for your reps to do their jobs.  Give them the tools they need – such as a digital marketing toolkit – so they can demonstrate value to customers.

Increasingly informed buyers can no longer afford to indulge in the outdated approaches from under-prepared, overenthusiastic salespeople. With a wealth of online information at their disposal, buyers have the resources available to them to research vendors and solutions. It is vital that leaders and sales reps recognize the implications of the “empowered” buyer.  If salespeople cannot add value to what buyers already know, deliver unparalleled customer experience, and be trusted advisors, they may soon find themselves left out in the cold.

In any business, staying ahead of the curve is critical if you want to beat your competitors.  The nature of sales is always evolving, and we at AMMEX understand what it takes to keep our distributors up to date on the latest industry trends. We don’t just give you gloves to sell – we help you sell more. Contact us to get started on becoming a distributor today.   If you are already a distributor, speak with your salesperson to discover more about teaming up with AMMEX and the advantages of our Partner Portal Digital Marketing Toolkit and our Sales Acceleration Solution® 

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Demand More: New AMMEX Partner Portal


AMMEX Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of our new Partner Portal, a digital toolkit that offers resources to help you manage your business, content to engage and connect with your customers, and training materials for your team to sell more gloves and other PPE products.


Demand More: New AMMEX Partner Portal

Today’s consumers both B2B and B2C are more knowledgeable and discriminating than ever before—and constantly connected. With online access to product information, price comparisons, user reviews, and “friend” recommendations on social media, they make informed and rapid buying decisions in this new omnichannel marketplace. To compete successfully, distributors must demand more – more support, tools and resources from vendors to reach more customers, tap into more opportunities and grow more sales.  Demand More:  New AMMEX Partner Portal – More Reach – More Opportunities –  More Sales!

More Reach

The main goal of the AMMEX Partner Portal is to give our valued partners exclusive access to a convenient online toolkit of resources located in one convenient place.  The portal is easy to navigate and users will find valuable information such as, digital and print marketing resources, training tools, pricing and sales information, technical details/support, and exclusive previews of new promotions and product launches that are unavailable to end users.  The new AMMEX Partner Portal will give distributors the tools to reach more customers.

More Opportunities

Take advantage of exclusive resources that will help you tap into today’s business opportunities.  The new partner portal includes all the resources to help distributors compete in today’s omnichannel marketplace. For instance, our social media section has content that can be easily shared on your social media pages including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+. In this section, you can also find content for our monthly campaigns as well as individual product launches and campaigns. Tools include the new content calendar, an easy way to view the upcoming content and help you to plan yours.

More Growth

AMMEX supports our distributors with unique, industry-leading sales, marketing, and training tools that are proven to help you grow your glove sales. Log into the new AMMEX Partner Portal and see how you can grow your glove sales by leveraging valuable tools such as spec sheets, data sheets, logos, infographics, and  industry flyers.  We are here to help you sell more gloves!

New AMMEX Partner Portal

Not a distributor?  Contact us to become a distributor and gain access to the partner portal today!

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3 Smart Sales Tips for JanSan Safety


Like other B2B industries, the JanSan market continues to experience major changes  – the rapid rise of disruptive technology – the social media revolution – buying power shifts with Millennials and Baby Boomers, distribution model changes and more. No matter how much the JanSan industry changes, there is always a need to protect the health and safety of workers.  In fact, recent reports indicate that market conditions in commercial real estate and the medical sectors are fueling growth in the JanSan industry.  How can you capitalize on the growth in SanJan?

3 Smart Sales Tips for JanSan Safety

  1. Stay current on Trends
    Trends, such as increased health and safety, energy and labor savings, and sustainability, have fueled the cleaning industry and will continue to do so for years to come. Manufacturers in the JanSan industry will continue to invest in research and development and product innovation to stay on the cutting-edge.  This is a great outlook for distributors who will have a steady stream of new products that provide customers with innovative solutions to do their work safer and more efficiently. The needs are virtually endless and so is the income stream for those that stay informed and take action.
  2. Understand what matters
    Find out what’s really important to your customers.  Do you really understand your customer’s unique needs?  Curiosity is a powerful trait. The most successful  businesspeople will tell you that curiosity is one of the best qualities a salesperson can have. Curious salespeople ask probing questions and take a genuine interest in learning about their clients. if you stop selling and start asking, you’ll find out what motivates them to make decisions, and, by listening, you’ve now built a trusting relationship. It’s a win-win-win.
  3. Promote Solutions
    How do you add value?  Smart distributors understand this key fact – you don’t sell products – you sell solutions.  When describing the JanSan products that you sell, be specific about the problems that they solve for your customers in each sector in JanSan – education, government, healthcare, hospitality, food service, commercial and domestic.  Sure, you sell disposable latex, nitrile vinyl, and poly gloves, but what do you really sell?  Emphasize the solutions your products provide –
  • Healthcare: “We help hospitals reduce the spread of infections.”
  • Education:We help schools reduce student absenteeism.”
  • Industrial:  “We help facilities increase productivity.”
  • Foodservice: “We help restaurants reduce cross contamination.”

Safety is Everyone’s Business.  You may not think that you are in the safety business, but safety impacts everyone in every industry. No matter how much the JanSan industry changes, there is always a need to protect the health and safety of workers.  Gloves are an essential tool for safety. The JanSan industry – manufacturers, distributors, and facility managers – that can offer quality products, understand what matters, and add value by promoting solutions will be positioned to capitalize on the forecasted market growth.

When you partner with AMMEX you get much more than a supplier, you get the benefits of AMMEX’s Sales Acceleration Solution® a unique marketing and sales support program –  to help skyrocket your profits and reach a broader client base. We support our wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales.  Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

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Why Safety Matters for All Industries


June is National Safety Month and workplace safety is no accident.  In fact, occupational accidents and injuries affect every industry and can majorly impact an employer’s bottom line.  Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and Illness. However, workplace accidents can be substantially reduced with a solid safety program incorporating personal protective equipment (PPE). This June, we encourage you to learn more about why safety matters for all industries.  Each week during National Safety Month, AMMEX will share valuable industry-specific topics, tips, and trends that you can reshare or send directly so you are a Safety Expert for your clients #‎SafetyMatters.

Safety Matters for All Industries

    • Week 1:  Safety Month Launch
    • Week 2:  JanSan Industry
    • Week 3:  Automotive Industry
    • Week 4:  Food Service Industry
    • Week 5:  Medical and Dental Industry

Why Safety Matters for All Industries

Workplace safety affects all industries – whether it’s food safety in the food service industry, chemical safety in janitorial and sanitation, or protection against biological agents in the medical and dental industry – whatever the case workplace safety matters to every industry.  In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workplace injuries reached 3.0 million in 2014 and occurred across all occupations.  Workplace injuries can significantly impact an employer’s bottom line.

“Creating a safe workplace is becoming increasingly important to business success.”

Employers that invest in workplace safety can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers’ compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees and conduct accident investigations. In addition, employers often find that changes made to improve workplace safety and health can result in significant improvements to their organization’s productivity and financial performance.

“Because much work is done with the hands, gloves are essential for workplace safety programs.”

Fatalities and injuries can be substantially reduced with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Any form of PPE that acts as a barrier between the skin and the agent of exposure can be considered skin protection. Gloves are an essential tool in protecting workers. Some examples of gloves commonly used as PPE include leather work gloves and disposable gloves such as nitrile, latex, vinyl or poly.  Many different gloves are used for protection, generally against biological agents, chemical agents, and mechanical trauma.  Other than gloves, protection worn for the purpose of protecting the skin is considered personal protection equipment such as face masks, poly sleeves, aprons, and hair nets.

National Safety Month is a great time for employers to evaluate workplace safety programs and safety equipment. The benefits of a workplace safety program can directly affect the company’s bottom line, reducing costs and improving productivity.  AMMEX disposable gloves are sold by AMMEX distributors and trusted by the most prominent end users across a variety of industries.  Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

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Succession Tips from Inc. Interview with AMMEX Founder


We are proud to share some words of wisdom from our founder Fred Crosetto, Chief Energizing Officer of AMMEX Corporation and AMMEX iSupport, as featured in the recent inc.com article: 4 Ways to Develop Great Leaders. In the article, Fred discusses his succession planning strategies and how he successfully removed himself from daily operations by developing smart, effective leaders.

In business, preparation and planning are the main components of a successful company, but when it comes to succession planning, many senior executives struggle with being able to replace themselves. Finding the next great leader of your business is an important challenge that involves too many variables that busy leaders often struggle to find time to consider. The result is often a reactive process that can lead to a bad hiring decision.  With the right planning and approach, succession can be a seamless transition that benefits the company and its current and future leaders.

“At AMMEX, developing great leaders is a core part of what we do and is one of the ways we have been named to the Puget Sound Business Journal “Top 100 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies” a total of eight times.”

How do we do it?
The foundation of AMMEX’s success is built upon key principles that drive us to be better – we all strive to be better every day, and we hold one another accountable to this goal. Developing great leaders is a core part of that success.  In the recent Inc.com article, 4 Ways to Develop Great Leaders; Fred explains how he successfully removed himself from daily operations by developing smart, effective leaders. “These strategies have allowed him to successfully groom the new President of AMMEX, Keyo Gold, and complete the transition in less than two years.”

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Four Ways to Develop Great Leaders

1. Recruit a team of A-players.
2. Develop future leaders from the inside.
3. Let young leaders fail safely.
4. Introduce leaders to great thinkers.


How did he do it?
In the interview with Inc.com, our Founder discusses his approach to growing a successful commodities based disposable glove company over the last 28 years.  Succession planning and growing future leaders as the core driver of that success.  When it came time for our founder’s succession as CEO of AMMEX he met the challenge by developing team members from the inside through leadership, coaching and strategy.  Listen to this recent podcast episode from YPO 10 Minute Tips From the Top host Kevin Daum, who recently interviewed Crosetto, a fellow member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

“A-players are hard to find and hard to keep, It took me a little bit longer than most people to figure this out, but it’s better to get really great people to work and come in and take things on,” noted Crosetto.

How can you do it?  
Start by recruiting a team of A-players by looking for passion in people.  If you only surround yourself with passionate people driven to be better, then you’ll have a number of potential options to develop into the next strong leader. Turn to the young leadership internally to drive the future of the company, coach and train them by introducing them to great thinkers. Allow your young leaders to fail safely and…….continue reading the full article from Inc.com.

At AMMEX, we believe in our culture of developing employees and in working hard, it has helped us grow stronger together since 1988. Success is not just about disposable glove revenue growth; it is about developing great leaders that become the future leaders of the company.

AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high-quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Established in 1988, AMMEX grew into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Philippines, China, and Malaysia. Our focus is to support AMMEX’s wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. Whether your clients are in food service, janitorial, medical or automotive, AMMEX has the gloves you need.

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Compelling Reasons Why Business Owners Should Use Facebook


Are you a business owner trying to figure out the real value of social media for your company?

Well, the answer is: SALES!

In what other media platform can your business reach over 1.5 billion people, target exactly the demographic you desire and have direct communication with your customers?  New data released by Facebook and research groups show just how influential Facebook has become for business. Take a quick look at these compelling reasons why business owners should use Facebook

50% of small business owners reported the gain of new customers through social media, most notably through Facebook*

  • 100% of business decision-makers use social media for work purposes, according to Forrester.
  • 68% of consumers check out companies on social networking sites before buying.
  • According to iMedia, 70% of marketers report that social media content marketing has increased their brand awareness.
  • In a local search usage study by Balihoo, 91% of local searches use Facebook to find local businesses online.
  • 56% of Americans have a profile on a social media site and 55% of Americans 45-54 have a profile on a social media site.
  • 51% of Facebook users are more likely to buy brands that they follow or are fans of.
  • 20% of page views in the United States occurs on Facebook according to Infodocket 2012. This is a huge market on the web; if you use social media marketing efforts on Facebook, you could have significant returns to show for it.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to leverage Facebook for your business is that you can target new customers and drive sales through Facebook Advertising. Facebook launched the option to advertise on their platform in 2012. Since then, billions of businesses have leveraged this tool to target their customers.

Your business can use Facebook advertising to target by zip code, keyword, demographics, and more.

You can use Custom Audiences to target using email lists or you can use Partner Categories to target an industry such as small business owners. Today you can reach just about anyone through social media, according to this article from Convince & Convert.

So why are you not using Facebook for your business?  Big or small – business should consider Facebook. It’s a great opportunity for a company to make online sales, get a following around the brand, create a platform where customers can discuss the products and, when done successfully, let people spread the word about your company and increase sales!

*According to Crowdspring

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7 Powerful Facebook Facts for Business Owners

Did you know that Facebook now has more active users than China’s entire population – which is estimated to be 1.4 billion?   With 1.5 billion users, Facebook is certainly a force to contend with and it goes without saying that if you are not marketing on Facebook for business then you are losing out on a great opportunity.  Take a look at these 7 powerful Facebook Facts for Business Owners:

  • 1 billion people log onto Facebook daily which represents a 17% increase year over year, as of 9/2015
    The Implication:  A huge and diverse growing number of Facebook users are active and consistent in their visits to the site, making them a promising audience for your marketing efforts.
  • 1.39 billion mobile active users which is a 23 percent year-over-year increase as of 9/2015.
  • Facebook users are 54% female and 46% male.  The Takeaway: Since this isn’t a large statistical difference, you should be able to effectively reach both genders on Facebook.
  • The Average American Spends 40 minutes on Facebook, according to SproutSocial. What this means for you: You could have a short time period to make your impression, so use it wisely with relevant, interesting and unique posts and offers in order to get the most return on your efforts.  Take a look at how much time is spent on the other social networks:  21.2 minutes on Instagram and 20.8 minutes on Pinterest and 17.1 minutes on Twitter, reports Cowen & Company.
  • Every second there are 20,000 people on Facebook. That number alone makes Facebook a valuable website for business, whether you’re promoting a service, releasing a product or conducting market research.
  • At 46%, the 45 to 55 year age bracket is the fastest growing demographic on Facebook.
  • Facebook users share 3 million pieces of content every minute of every day.  In terms of capturing your target audience’s attention, Facebook presents a great opportunity since you have a larger window of time to work within.

Need more facts to consider before you use Facebook for your business?

Take this mind blowing fact under consideration;  Customized News Feed, Facebook’s recent move to an algorithm-driven news feed means that just because someone is your fan, does not mean they will see your page posts or status updates. Instead, the default news feed is now comprised of content that Facebook thinks that you will like, based on your interactions with content from that author in the past, and interactions by your friends with that content.

This puts a tremendous premium on posting engaging content that will get comments and likes and shares. If you’re not paying attention to your content engagement scores within your Facebook analytics, start doing so now, and testing content types to see what works best for your brand.

Regardless of the reason, now is the time for business owners to embrace and really start using Facebook for their business. Obviously, if you are a business owner, the quality of your product is important, but at the end of the day, your businesses survival depends on sales.  Why not tap into the huge potential customer base that Facebook represents?   1.5 billion Facebook users are waiting for you.

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Don’t be Left Behind: Why Facebook is Key for Business


Even though Facebook is now a household name, It’s been difficult for some businesses to understand why they need to embrace Facebook and are at risk of being left behind. If you find yourself still ignoring Facebook for business or thinking that “Facebook is a waste of time.” or “It doesn’t seem like a professional social network.” or “My kids are on Facebook, why should I use Facebook for business?”  Then, you may want to reconsider.  Here’s some influential statistics that just might change your mind!  Don’t be left behind: why Facebook is key for business.

  • 1.5 billion active global users on Facebook
  • 4.5 billion likes on Facebook generated daily
  • 16 million local business pages on Facebook
  • 2 billion connections between local business and consumers
  • 47% of Americans report that Facebook has a greater impact on their purchasing decision than any other social media platform

Still not convinced?  Then consider this game changer that Facebook recently introduced:  Real-time search.

In October, Facebook added the ability to search within public posts, boosting the social network’s utility as a source of real-time information. Facebook Search will return anything you’re allowed to see from its 2 trillion posts. That includes public posts by all people and pages, not just your friends and “Pages you Like”, as before.  The personalized results will be segmented to highlight posts from trusted news sources, followed by people in your network, lists of the most popular links or quotes about a topic, and then strangers (potential customers).

Don’t get left behind – Your Competitors are on Facebook. Every day that passes, the more your competition promotes across social media.

Not only could Real-time search make Facebook a place that people and business look for perspectives on the news, it could in turn inspire more people to post publicly about what’s happening in the world, since there will be more ways to discover that content than in the feed.  Plus, this update gives Facebook a comprehensive internal search engine. Before, it was good for nostalgia, looking up funny things friends said or “cool photos” they posted. Now, it’s a discovery engine for real-time news that’s just slipped out of the future into the present.

So what does all this mean to a business owner?

This Facebook change has tremendous implications for search engine optimization and your business, since your content shared on Facebook about your brand might now show up on the first page of Google search results for your company name. It is a tremendous opportunity to get your brand or company in front of a 1.5 billion user social media platform and more access to this content will cause people to share more of it.

With facts like these why wouldn’t your business be on Facebook?  It’s not to late to embrace and leverage Facebook for business. Every single day that passes the more your competition promotes across social media. This wave of social media marketing is here to stay… and if you don’t jump on now you are hampering your chances of longevity online – which is where business happens.

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4 Key Reasons to Become a Distributor with AMMEX


As we start the new year, change is on most people’s minds, in the yearly tradition of making resolutions for the New Year. The typical resolutions revolve around our health, our relationships and our finances, but what about our businesses?  Here are 4 Key Reasons to Become a Distributor with AMMEX

The nature of business is always evolving, and changing.  One of the most common business issues is also one of the most perplexing: when successful companies face big changes in their environment, they often fail to respond quickly and effectively. Unable to defend themselves against competitors armed with new products, technologies, or strategies, they watch their sales and profits erode, their best people leave, and their stock valuations tumble. Some ultimately manage to recover—usually after painful rounds of downsizing and restructuring—but many don’t.  We have all heard the old adage:

 “If you keep doing the same thing, then you will keep getting the same results.”

So what are you going to change about this year, to take your business to the next level?  At AMMEX we understand what it takes to navigate change and we support our distributors with new products, state of the art technologies, and wining sales support and strategies for selling gloves and barrier protection products.  And, we don’t just give you gloves to sell – we help you sell more.

“Change produces growthMaybe it’s time to take a different approach this year.  AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%”

How do we help our distributors achieve this astonishing growth in glove sales? Here are 4 key reasons to become a distributor with AMMEX and why leading distributors choose us-

  • Superior Quality.  Since 1988, we have perfected the quality control process, while still offering a price point that your customers demand. This includes ISO certified facilities, third party control and auditing, pre and post shipment quality inspections, and internal guidelines and that greatly exceed industry standards.
  • Competitive Prices.  Selling a commodity can be challenging, but AMMEX has the tools in place to help our distributors succeed. We know you need to be competitive, but there is more than just price, you need selection and availability along with proven sales support. AMMEX’s global supply chain is optimized to provide you competitive prices, industry leading fill rates and superior order accuracy.
  • Outstanding Supply.  Our global footprint of distribution centers, sourcing and procurement offices, and quality control facilities, not only encompasses all of North America, but China as well. In addition to China, we have offices in Malaysia and the Philippines. The AMMEX global presence and our exacting attention to detail are the reasons we deliver 99.6% fill rates, with 99.8% order accuracy.
  • Outstanding Service.  The service and support we provide our distributors is simply the best! Whether it’s our “Go To Market” sales strategy to support our clients’ glove growth or our innovative marketing programs customized for your business, it all comes down to one thing; AMMEX helps you sell more gloves!

In business, having the right partner is vital for growth, which is why you should take advantage of the unique sales support services offered by AMMEX’s Sales Acceleration Solution®. When you partner with AMMEX you get much more than a supplier, you get a wide array of marketing and sales help to skyrocket your profits and reach a broader client base. In addition, AMMEX carries the widest variety of disposable glove products to meet your customer needs.  Our focus is to support AMMEX’s wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales.

Maybe it’s time to take a different approach this year.  Let AMMEX be the change that accelerates your business growth for 2016.  Interested in growing your business for the new year?   Become an AMMEX distributor today!

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5 Amazing Health Benefits of Giving


We all know the saying, “It is better to give than to receive.” While it is true that giving really benefits those in need, did you know studies show that giving is truly good for the giver too?  As millions come together to celebrate the holidays, let’s take a look at how giving not only adds richness to our lives but surprisingly improves our health. Here’s 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Giving

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” Jim Rohn –

1. Greater Happiness

Biologically, giving can create a “warm glow,” stimulating regions in the brain associated with pleasure, trust and connection with other people.  In a 2006 study, researchers from the National Institutes of Health studied the functional MRIs of subjects who gave to various charities. They found that giving stimulates the mesolimbic pathway, which is the reward center in the brain, releasing endorphins and creating what is known as the “helper’s high.” And like other highs, this one is addictive, too.

2. Stronger Heart
There is significant evidence to show that when people perform charitable acts, they tend to have lower blood pressure. In one study, researchers measured people’s blood pressure before and after performing an act of kindness then before and after spending money on themselves. Findings showed that those who performed a good deed had lower blood pressure after; whereas, the group that spent money on themselves, did not show a reduction in blood pressure.  While the reasons are not entirely clear, it is believed that altruistic acts decrease stress; increase levels of the hormone oxytocin, which drops blood pressure; and in some instances is a catalyst for physical activity such as fundraising walks.

3.  Immune Booster
Kind deeds decrease stress and promote a feeling of wellbeing, both of which boost our immune system. Specifically, scientists’ studies indicate that the levels of T cells—a special immune system cell—increase in our body. What this boils down to is a better defense against germs and, even, cancer because our immune system fights cancerous growth. Additionally, altruistic acts have been shown to decrease inflammation, which is the underlying cause of a number of chronic illnesses and can actually provoke cancerous growths.

4. Pain Reliever
Acts of giving and kindness can help to suppress physical pain by releasing endorphins—our body’s natural pain reliever. In one study, when chronic-pain sufferers volunteered to lead discussion groups for pain sufferers or make weekly calls to check in on patients, their own pain levels decreased. When your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.  Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.

5. Longer Life
According to a study from University of California, Berkeley, study, people who were 55 and older who volunteered for two or more organizations were 44 percent less likely to die over a five-year period than those who didn’t volunteer — even accounting for many other factors including age, exercise, general health and negative habits like smoking.  In a 2003 University of Michigan study, a researcher found similar numbers in studying elderly people who gave help to friends, relatives and neighbors — or who gave emotional support to their spouses — versus those who didn’t.

As we look through our holiday lists, we should add daily acts of “giving, generosity, and kindness” to our lists as it not only helps others, but as studies show, giving helps our health too! It looks like science has proven that it is indeed better to give than to receive.

Sources: The Cleveland Clinic and The Washington Times

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