Nasdaq-listed Chinese healthcare platform 111, Inc. has launched its Overseas Direct Delivery service addressing the critical global shortage of personal protective equipment in many parts of the globe.
The Service provides direct delivery of masks, disposable gloves, protective gowns and other equipment much needed for personal and community safety. Consumers will also be able to access the service via 111's flagship stores on Amazon.com and Aliexpress.com.
111 partners with logistic and delivery companies including UPS, FedEx and DHL to deliver supplies of anti-coronavirus PPE through its Overseas Direct Delivery service. 111's Overseas Direct Delivery service will be available in over 200 countries across 5 continents. Users will be able to access the service from the hardest hit countries such as US, Italy, Spain, Japan, etc.
Mr. Pengcheng Zhu, Co-Chief Operating Officer of 111 commented, "111 has set up a team to manage outbound shipping, tracking and delivery services for international orders. To ensure smooth delivery of our orders, we select and work with different logistics service providers who have import trading expertise in their respective countries."
The experience gained from COVID-19 over the last 2 months has further strengthened the foundation of 111's critical supply chains management for critical medical supplies. At the outset of COVID-19 outbreak, the company setup a pandemic command center and assembled a strategic procurement team to purchase and stockpile essential medical materials including face masks, disposable gloves, medical gowns, and goggles from Switzerland, New Zealand, Brazil, Ireland, South Korea and other countries, to ensure these essential goods in sufficient supply throughout the duration of the epidemic.