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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Essential Safety Tips for Working in Cold Conditions


Despite some unseasonably warm weather, winter starts today. Don’t be fooled, this year’s El Niño among the strongest on record, is expected to really pack a winter punch across the country. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook favoring cooler and wetter weather in Southern Tier states with above-average temperatures most likely in the West and across the Northern Tier.  “A strong El Niño is in place and should exert a strong influence over our weather this winter,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

Winter weather can be severe,unpredictable and a hazard, especially to thousands of workers who are exposed to cold outdoor work environments in the winter months.  A number of industries and occupations involve substantial outdoor cold exposure. Some workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments for extended periods, for example, snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, police officers and emergency response and recovery personnel, like firefighters, and emergency medical technicians.  However cold outdoor work is not the only hazardous work environment.

Many indoor workers — such as those in the food processing industry, cold storage industry, supermarkets or in the transportation chain — also can be negatively impacted by cold work environments if not properly protected and trained.  Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress, frostbite or even hypothermia.  The following tips will help workers understand the dangers of working in cold temperatures and how it can be prevented.

As with any workplace hazard, prevention is key to protecting workers and preventing cold-related injuries.

 When working in cold temperatures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following essential safety tips for working in cold conditions:
  • Wear layers of loose clothing and avoid tight clothing, as it can restrict blood circulation.
  • Ensure the ears, face, hands and feet are properly covered.
  • Wear waterproof and insulated boots.
  • Move into warm locations during breaks.  If working in remote areas with no access to heat, use single use air activated heat packs to provide warmth for your hands and feet.
  • Include a thermometer and chemical hot packs in your first aid kit.
  • Workers should watch out for one another. Monitor your physical condition as well as your co-workers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when exposed to cold temperatures, the body starts to lose heat faster than it can produce it. If this happens for a prolonged period of time, the cold eventually will use up all of the body’s energy, resulting in hypothermia, or an abnormally low body temperature. Symptoms vary from person to person, but early signs of hypothermia include shivering, fatigue and confusion. More advanced symptoms include blue skin, dilated pupils and loss of consciousness.  Studies suggest that more people are dying from hypothermia in the United States, a new government report shows, raising fresh worries for a nation that is facing the strongest El Niño, in twenty years.

Heavy snowfall and extreme cold storms can quickly immobilize an entire region.  The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Another words, winter storm fatalities can be caused by traffic accidents on icy roads and from hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold. No matter the circumstance, it is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.

Preparation and prevention is the key to avoiding cold-related workplace hazards. Employers should take the steps now to ensure a safe workplace for workers exposed to cold conditions.  AMMEX can help – We proudly supply a wide selection of 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 and personal protection equipment that you need.

It is easy to add PPE to your product line up. Become an AMMEX distributor to get started today.

 

 

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5 Surprising Sales Tactics Everyone Must Master


Everyone is “in sales.”  Every day, you have to convince someone that you are worth their time.  It doesn’t matter if you sell disposable gloves, if you are the doctor wearing the gloves or the patient receiving the care; everyone is “in sales.”  This concept is not easy for most people to accept especially if you don’t really like selling.  It takes plenty of practice to master the art of selling.  However, there are five basic sales tactics that can begin to make a tremendous difference.  Every conversation is a potential “sale” and here is how to master it. – 5 Surprising Sales Tactics Everyone Must Master

Sell it to yourself

If you do not believe that you can do it, then no one else will either.  Make sure that you are confident in your ability.  Confidence means you believe in yourself, your company, and the product that you represent.  If you can just understand that concept, and truly believe it, then you will start selling more.  A powerful example of this tactic is summed up in the article by the Harvard Business Review,  “If there is one principle that explains why some organizations — Apple, Southwest Airlines, USAA, Cirque du Soleil, the Marine Corps, Pixar — consistently and dramatically outperform their rivals, it is that every person in the organization, regardless of job title or function, understands what makes the organization tick and why what the organization does matters.”  In other words….

 It’s not what you sell it’s what you believe.

  1. Short and to the point

Who are you?  And what do you want?  Really, that is all people want and need to know for them to decide if you are worth their time. Did you know that up to 90 percent of an overall first impression is made based on these two questions?  Firstly, prospects will determine how warm and trustworthy the person is, and secondly, they will try to answer the questions, “what are this person’s intentions towards me?” and “How strong and competent is this person?”  After that, you have thirty seconds to make a great impression.  Everything worth saying can be said in under thirty seconds.  According to the article How to Make a Good First Impression: Seven Tips That Really Work, by Bill Lampton, Ph.D.-

Your first impression determines whether customers want to do business with you and whether other business people want to work with you

  1. Be Bold

The art of communication is not mastered by just knowing what to say, or how to say it. A big factor is knowing when to say it. Studies suggest that you have thirty seconds to communicate your sales pitch.  No one likes to have their time wasted.  Tell them why you are contacting them first and what’s in it for them.  If they are interested, then give all of the background information.  Bold people are not necessarily loud or boisterous, but when they have something to say, they say it.  Bold people stand out from the group. They are confident, courageous, and directed and they have crafted a compelling elevator pitch.  According to this article from Mind Tools, an elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you leverage to spark interest in what you and your organization does. You can also use them to create interest in a project, idea, or product – or in yourself.  A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds, hence the name.  What’s your elevator pitch?

  1. Subject Line

Subject lines are the most important part of any email. Much like the elevator pitch, your subject lines should be interesting, memorable, and succinct. They also need to explain what makes you – or your organization, product, or idea – unique.  If customers do not open your email, then it really does not matter what you have to say.  The subject line is the start of the customer’s experience with you, and in a world of increasing distractions, it can also be the end of their experience if you do not make it captivating and engaging.   Here’s some tips and examples to use for your next subject line.   

  1. Make it Personal

Take the extra time to personalize your interactions with customers.  It is a simple concept, but incredibly valuable. Why?  Because when customers feel like they’re getting personal service, they become better customers.  Numerous studies have shown that happy customers buy more, they buy more often, and they tell their friends to buy, too.  One of the secrets of mastering selling is to understand and practice this key principle from ― Dale CarnegieHow to Win Friends & Influence People:

We are interested in others when they are interested in us.

Successful sales representatives, truly become interested in their customers, which allows them to genuinely personalize their interactions and build strong rapports. The ability to sell can be mastered and confidence is the requirement. You can acquire immediate confidence in your sales ability and close more sales if you will believe in your product, learn how to ask questions, learn how to listen to your prospects, and finally, by leveraging the right partner to help you grow your sales.  AMMEX is the partner that you need!

AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. 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. AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of 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.

AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%. How do we help our distributors achieve this astonishing growth in glove sales? Contact us today to learn how to become a distributor.

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3 Smart Strategies to Build Your 2016 Sales Now


It is never too soon to start building your sales for 2016.  The average sales pipeline takes about 3 to 4 months to build.  The new year is the best time to ramp up your sales activity and set a strong pace for the next 365 days especially in a commodity business such as disposable gloves and personal protective equipment. This is because disposable gloves are a residual sales product. Once you land a customer, you will have consistent, ongoing business. Start now!  3 Smart Strategies to build your 2016 Sales Now.

  1. Opportunity is Everywhere

For many industries, disposable gloves are a necessity, and for others, personal protective equipment is an added safety measure and convenience. Whatever the case, demand for disposable gloves is growing, and distributors need to supply gloves to meet that demand.  The industrial, safety and chemical industries, for example, are key markets for glove sales. Despite the common association of disposable gloves and the medical industry, the industrial and safety sector had glove revenue that was on par with the former industry – both at $4.4 billion.

“New thinking equals new results.  AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%”

Additionally, these and other industries, such as food processing, food service, janitorial/sanitation and automotive, are due for large-scale growth in the future. In the food processing and service sectors, for instance, workers are already using up to 20 pairs per day. With these industries having combined growth potential of 29 percent, imagine the possibilities for increased sales.  Plus, consider that gloves are not a one-time deal. Once your customers run out, they will be calling back for more, which means you have guaranteed business as long as you maintain those relationships.

  1. Maintain Open Communication Channels

Healthy relationships thrive on communication. If your business communicates with customers only at their request or when your company needs something, it will be difficult to leverage relationships as a driver of sales. Instead, touch base often with customers to inquire about their progress and to learn how you might be better able to meet their needs and expectations. Communication is a key ingredient in healthy client relationships. You want to build loyalty with your customers, and disposable gloves encourage this behavior. Satisfied customers are active participants who willingly offer the time and information it takes for you to achieve the best results.  With a one-time sale, you can contact customers, sell the products and never interact with them again, except for follow-up calls or to sell them new products. Because gloves are a residual sales product, you must maintain constant contact with customers, which lends to building those relationships

“The value you offer is directly correlated to a customer’s desire to stay connected with you over time.”

Not only is this beneficial for talking to your customers about restocking their glove supplies, but it also presents the opportunity to tell them about other products. This is particularly useful for selling new products. If, for instance, you have a customer who regularly purchases GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves, these frequent calls are the time to tell that customer about upgrading to Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves.

  1. Untapped Customers: Stop the Sales Pitch and Start the Conversation

By listening to and engaging with your regular customers through consistent interaction, you demonstrate your expertise and ability to give them the right gloves for the job. By building this customer loyalty, you hold those relationships with existing customers, but what about untapped sources?

Many industries need gloves, and any potential customers who are not buying from you are buying from someone else. Pinpoint the reasons why you are losing them to the competition and leverage your expertise to net these clients.  Maybe it is time to stop the sales pitch and start the conversation.  For instance, when you call an untapped source, avoid making a mini-presentation about yourself, your company, and what you have to offer. Start with an opening conversational phrase that focuses on a specific problem that disposable gloves or personal protective equipment solves.


New thinking equals new results. Maybe it’s time to take a different approach.  Let disposable gloves be the relationship-building tool that sets you apart for 2016.  Interested in growing your business for the new year?   Become an AMMEX distributor today!

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Disruptive Technology: Be Confident with AMMEX


A disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry.  The explosion in popularity of mobile devices, social media, cloud solutions, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are forcing organizations to change the way they do business. Has your Glove Vendor taken the right steps to navigate and leverage disruptive technologies? Disruptive Technology: Be Confident with AMMEX

How have the following disruptive technologies changed your everyday way of life?

  • The personal computer (PC) displaced the typewriter and forever changed the way we work and communicate.
  • Email transformed the way we communicate, largely displacing letter-writing and disrupting the postal and greeting card industries.
  • Smartphones largely replaced cell phones and PDAs and, because of the available apps, also disrupted: pocket cameras, MP3 players, calculators and GPS devices, among many other possibilities.
  • For some mobile users, smartphones often replace laptops. Others prefer a tablet.
  • Cloud computing has been a hugely disruptive technology in the business world, displacing many resources that would conventionally have been located in-house or provided as a traditionally hosted service.
  • Social networking has had a major impact on the way we communicate and — especially for personal use — disrupting telephone, email, instant messaging and event planning.

One of the most consistent patterns in business is the failure of leading companies to stay at the top of their industries when technologies or markets change.  Companies must formulate a strategic plan that includes core competencies and future business objectives, and is in step with the customer and the changing global marketplace.

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What has your glove vendor done for you?

When you place an order with your disposable glove vendor, do you get everything in one shipment? During a busy season, waiting on products on backorder is not good for business, especially if you do not want to lose customers to the competition.

Partnering with AMMEX Corporation, getting the supply you need at the right time is not something you will worry about. We use top notch supply chain management technology and strategies to ensure your complete order arrives on time.  Here at AMMEX we leverage disruptive technology and have plans in place for the changing global marketplace and disruptive technology.

AMMEX Distributors can rest assured, our fill rate is 99.6% and our order accuracy rate is 99.8%.

To stay competitive in the fast changing global marketplace, companies need to have an innovative, growth-focused mentality and leverage disruptive technology.  For AMMEX, that means integrating new technology to maintain a global presence and more effectively reach customers. We have remained technology competitive by integrating systems such as QR codes, Doc-link, Vidyo, and our new state-of-the-art Website.

Technology always evolves. The most successful companies understand how to take advantage of new advancements and use them to improve business. When it comes to disruptive technology you can be confident with AMMEX.  We are proud to remain innovative in a fast-changing global business environment and will continue to look for the next best technology that makes internal processes more efficient and improves relationships with customers.

The organizations that can turn disruption into a business opportunity and quickly execute a strategy will be in better position to succeed. Those that can’t may spend a lot of time trying to catch-up, and some may never do so.

Anyone can sell you gloves, AMMEX helps you sell more gloves. AMMEX distributors grow their gloves sales an average of 31% annually. AMMEX carries the widest variety of disposable glove products to meet your customer needs.  Contact us today to become a distributor and to learn how AMMEX can grow your glove sales.

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7 Benefits of Gratitude

Today is a good time to pause for a moment to consider the importance and benefits of gratitude.  Although it is nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving with friends and family, being thankful throughout the year could have tremendous benefits on your quality of life.  Here’s 7 Benefits of Gratitude.

Gratitude, by definition, is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.  It is also a proven attribute that is associated with greater happiness, as well as better physical and mental health.  According to Harvard Medical School, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”

“We are grateful for our employees, distributors and customers. Happy Thanksgiving from AMMEX!”

Here are 7 Benefits of Gratitude and how they can positively impact your life:

1.  Gratitude opens the door to more relationships

We all know that saying “thank you” is good manners, but did you know that showing appreciation can help you win new friends and build new relationships?, according to a 2104 study published in Emotion. The study found that thanking a new acquaintance makes them more likely to seek an ongoing relationship. So whether you thank a stranger for holding the door or you send a quick thank-you note to that co-worker who helped you with a project, acknowledging other people’s contributions can lead to new opportunities.

2.  Grateful people are more hopeful

Studies have shown that being grateful fosters a sense of well being and hope.  When people actively take the time to list the things they are grateful for, they feel better mentally and physically than participants who haven’t done the same.  In other words, gratitude’s benefits are not only correlational, but in some cases causal. Gratitude can act “directly, as a causal agent of well-being; and indirectly, as a means of buffering against negative states and emotions.

3.  Improve physical health with gratitude

Gratitude improves physical health. Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier than other people.  Not surprisingly, grateful people are also more likely to take care of their health.  They exercise more often and are more likely to attend regular check-ups with their doctors, which is likely to contribute to further longevity.

Being appreciative has powerful effects on your body. Researchers have linked gratitude to lower blood pressure, fewer aches and pains, and improved immunity. A 2015 study published in Spirituality in Clinical Practice found grateful people even have healthier hearts.

4.  Be a better leader

Want to keep your employees happy and motivated? Show your appreciation. Employees who feel their work is appreciated and recognized by their boss are more likely to work harder.  Grateful leaders motivate their employees to be more productive, according to researchers at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The study found that employees who were thanked by their managers made 50% more fundraising calls than their counterparts who hadn’t heard the same token of appreciation.

5.  Increase your resilience

Resilience is defined in psychology as the capacity to cope with stress, traumatic events and adversity. There has been a tremendous amount of research that has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but it may also play a major role in overcoming trauma.  Studies suggest that War Veterans with higher levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Another study found that gratitude was a major contributor to resilience following September 11.  Recognizing all you have to be thankful for – even during the worst times of your life – fosters resilience.

6.  Gratitude improves self-esteem

A study published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology found that gratitude increased athlete’s self-esteem, which is an essential component to optimal performance. Other studies have shown that gratitude reduces social comparisons. Rather than becoming resentful toward people who have more money or better jobs – which is a major factor in reduced self-esteem- grateful people are able to appreciate other people’s accomplishments.

7.  Have more energy to work on your goals

Taking note of what you’re grateful for could help you reach your goals. A 2003 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that college students who kept gratitude journals reported higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, energy and attentiveness compared to their counterparts.


Gratitude is a way for people to appreciate what they have instead of always reaching for something new in the hopes it will make them happier, or thinking they can’t feel satisfied until every physical and material need is met. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack.  We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude, not only on Thanksgiving but throughout the year.   Simply take a few moments to focus on all that you have – rather than complain about all the things you think you deserve.  Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life.  

At AMMEX we are grateful to be the premier importer and distributor of high quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. 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. AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of 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. To get started on becoming a distributor visit our website to discover more about what AMMEX can offer you.

 

Article Source:  Harvard Medical School 

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A Spooktacular Halloween with Disposable Gloves


Halloween is upon us, and disposable gloves should be as much of a staple as candy is in stores and households. Gloves have many applications on Allhallows Eve ranging from decorations to costumes.

Here are a few ways to use gloves for a fun and spooky Halloween:

Give homemade costumes more pizzazz
Whether for the sake of creativity or cost savings, many people like to make costumes for themselves or their children. Picking up a few items from a local thrift shop lends to the basic parts of many costumes, and disposable gloves serve as the icing on the cake.  For instance, no werewolf, witch or zombie costume is complete without creepy hands. Add claws by attaching glue-on false nails and apply paint or fake hair. To craft a costume inspired by the 1944 classic The Mummy’s Curse, use glue to wrap the glove in strips of white cloth.

For those who prefer to go heroic rather than frightening on Halloween, disposable gloves are perfect for a homemade superhero costume, especially AMMEX’s Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile gloves. The raised-diamond texture provides superior grip for grabbing candy, and the high-visibility color is perfect for maintaining safety while trick-or-treating after sundown.

Jazz up the party snacks
In addition to the door-to-door hunt for candy, many people will find themselves at parties this Halloween. If hosts want more creep factor for their drinks, they should grab a disposable glove. Simply fill the glove with water or flavored drink and freeze. Remove the glove once the liquid is frozen and add to the punch bowl for a chilling beverage.  Create an eerie snack for guests by putting one candy corn or Hershey kiss in each finger of a disposable glove. Fill the rest of the glove with popcorn and tie off the wrist opening for a monster hand treat.

“Disposable gloves are perfect formers for Halloween decorations.  Also, keep a few of the extra gloves handy for food prep and distribution. Poly gloves are great for this task if you need to switch gloves often.”

Create creeptacular decorations

What Halloween gathering is complete without decorations?

Disposable gloves are perfect formers for more than a way to chill drinks. For spine-tingling lighting, make a few hand-shaped candles. Simply fill the glove with hot beeswax, peel the glove away once the wax hardens and add wicks. If there are any extra gloves and cloth left over from the mummy costume, use these materials for decoration. Use cotton balls or another filler to make mummy hands to display around the house.

Play it safe while decorating

Costumes are not the only aspect of Halloween that people like to make by hand. Many consumers like to handcraft decorations for their homes or businesses. Whether wood cut outs or milk jug jack-o’-lanterns, decorators need to worry about safety as much as creativity.  Spray paint, for example, is useful for applying the iconic orange and black to decorations. With gloves, artists ensure the paint goes on their projects and not their hands. The same is true for wood stains, which contain chemicals that may be harmful to skin after prolonged use.

While ghosts, ghouls and goblins may present a fright this Halloween, harsh chemicals, bloodborne pathogens, foodborne illnesses and other risks are no match for the right barrier protection.

 

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