The following is some advice about first aid supply purchasing, both online and in the real world.
On Online Safety and Security
Many people have concerns about safety and security. Many sites use secure connections, licensed by Thawte or other security watchdog sites (VeriSign and TrustE are two more names and there are others). Weve all heard stories of people hacking into websites to get credit card data, but there are also many stories (less newsworthy perhaps) of people stealing credit card and other information in the ‘real world.’
Purchasing online is cheaper for simple reasons:
On Laws and Regulations Regarding First Aid and Safety
Be sure you consult our pages on ANSI and OSHA guidelines. If you need to know more, you can consult the websites for any of these organizations. You may also find the EPA, FDA, Red Cross and National Safety Council websites helpful.
On Customs and Regulations
You have no need to order any first aid products from any company outside the United States. If you do, for reason of lower prices, you may face delays in customs. Be sure that you know all state and federal laws regarding any medications you purchase.
In recent years, shipping across the border has become extremely demanding. The US Customs and Border Protection agency passed a new law in December of 2003 requiring prior written notice of any package crossing the US border.
On Company Trust
Make any first aid supply company earn your trust. Demand they have a helpful site that is easy to use, safe and with accurate information. Demand they stress guarantees and return policies.