N95 Face-Mask ETA 28th March, check back
From: $6.00 (USD)
Note. These N95 face-masks can initially only be ordered with a max quantity of 6 packs of 3, due to the limited stock we have. Once we have secured a stable supply, they will be available in larger quantities. Please also see the medical masks, here. The price of 6USD is for a pack of 3 masks (2USD per mask). We have picked a quality mask that is offered in an International Supermarket (Metro), rather than sourcing a cheaper, but less professional product. We figured that customers would prefer to pay a little more to get a quality product. Please select the Express Shipping Option such as DHL at checkout, sorry we cannot send Face-Masks by slower/cheaper shipping methods (we regret that we may not be able to ship to some countries), and please appreciate that shipping is disrupted in some regions, so some shipments could be delayed. Please note that shipping is priced in 0.5kg increments. Please checkout with PayPal, not Request a Quote if at all possible (no discount for bank transfer), and we would really appreciate that orders are finalised, without the need for various back and forth communications if at all possible (but we will do our best to respond to all enquiries/questions). We want to get these masks in as many hands as we can, so please keep the communications minimal if possible. We have no control over what your local customs request, or the possibility that you may be asked for some import fees, so please accept that as a possibility when you order (we will do our best to minimise import fees, but they are out of our control). We are doing this to get Masks into the hands of people that need them, not for profit 🙂
We at EM3ev have been in some turmoil for some time about whether we should offer face-masks for Sale in the current Coronavirus Crisis. Face-Masks are obviously nothing to do with batteries and our core business, so why? The simple answer is that there is a desperate need for Face Masks and we’d like to get masks into the hands of those that need/want them, and at a low price. These masks have been purchased from an International Supermarket here in China and are sold at cost price (plus the PayPal fee that we are charged). We have access to Masks in China and already have the systems and infrastructure in place to process orders, so masks can be put into the hands of people that need them, in a few days, and at a low price. Recently there have been many articles in the international press about face masks being not only almost impossible to buy, but also, that many are profiteering from such items. We have lived through the last 2 months in China under the tough restrictions that have been in place and now we are starting to come out the other side. I have no doubt in my mind, that masks being compulsory in all public spaces in China, was 1 of the key factors, that have enabled this situation in China to be stabilised. I’m no scientist or Doctor, but it’s pretty clear that any sort of Face-Mask will offer some protection against Airborne Virus’s (more so an N95 type, such as these). Masks do not only protect against Airborne materials, they also stop you from touching your face, nose and moth when you are in a location where there is a possibility of coming into contact with a virus.
Since this situation started to seriously effect us in China in late January, we have been buying large amounts of masks and distributing them to our Staff, their Families, our Friends, Customers and Families back home, when most people were unable to source them themselves. All told, we have spent thousands of dollars on masks and shipping them out. The situation has now stabilised somewhat in China, but has now become an International Crisis affecting many countries. Whilst it would be great if we could give masks away to everyone that we could possibly think of, or anyone that asks, but that is not viable unfortunately (the cost of masks plus shipping does add up after a while). We as a company have also been badly affected financially by this Crisis, having to shut-down for around 6 weeks whilst maintaining close to 20 staff at regular salary levels. Shipping costs have increased significantly (which we have had to absorb) and of course retail sales have been significantly down, not to mention we partially refunded many orders that were delayed due to the shutdown. Let’s just say, it has been a tough couple of months….
We will continue to offer Face-Masks at the lowest price we can, so long as there is a need for them and so long as doing so, does not cause undue strain on us as a company.
EM3ev wishes everyone good health. Keep yourselves, family and friends safe at this challenging time. We will get through this 🙂