Buying Cleaning Supplies On Amazon Supply

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by Tom Watson on January 11, 2015

Buying supplies for your cleaning business has never been easier than it is today. Many sites have sprouted up online that give you more options than ever.

One of those site is Amazon Supply, which was started by the giant online retailer Amazon. They launched back in early 2012 and have expanded ever since. They started with about 500,000 items and they now stock over 2.2 million. That’s a lot of products!

Amazon Supply offers many cleaning products

The interesting part is that they offer a Janitorial and Sanitation selection. I never knew this until the other day. Maybe I was living under a rock, I don’t know, but after taking a look I thought it was worth writing a post about.

At the very least it’s a great site for comparison shopping, and at best, it very well could be a nice and tidy solution for a lot of people who like ordering online and saving themselves the trouble of driving around town picking up supplies.

Amazon Supply has a bunch of sections, but the Amazon Supply Janitorial & Sanitation Page is where you want to start. From there you can decide what you want to look for. They currently have eight categories within this cleaning supplies section, making it pretty easy to navigate.

I’d be interested in knowing if anyone out there gets there supplies this way, so if you do, leave a comment below and get the conversation started. I will be poking around the site to check out some pricing on trash liners, toilet paper and c-fold, as I purchase quite a bit of that. I’ll report back on any deals in a later post.

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1 Brandon January 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Thank you for the post mr. Watson. I’d like to ask you what are your viewpoints on these “national maintenance management” companies? Ive noticed lately that these companies are undercutting the prices in the commercial market and pushing the independent companies out of the competition. Whats the best way for the independent companies to thrive and still be successful in that kind of climate in the commercial sector? Thank you for your time

2 Tom Watson January 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Hi Brandon! GREAT question…A few thoughts… 1 – Every industry has that to fight, so we are no different. 2 – When they “undercut” and service is unacceptable as a result, then the customer will go back to what they had (you get what you pay for).

3 – Small and medium sized accounts (like doctor offices and small warehouse, industrial type accounts) will always be below the radar of those big companies (and these “smaller” type accounts have much higher profit margins). 4 – I never worried that much about what others do (I can’t control that), so all I do is focus on making my company the most customer friendly and customer focused company in town.

3 David January 12, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Thanks for the info. that you give out. I have been in the cleaning business for 15 years and still enjoy others input.

4 Tom Watson January 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Hi David! I’m happy to help and THANKS for commenting.

5 angela January 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Absolutely, as a matter of fact I just ordered ProTeam Intercept Micro Filters, One Pack of 10 Fits Super Coach Pro HEPA 10 for $17.99 free prime shipping which beat my local supplier by almost half!! Like anything else you just have to shop shop shop. Not everything can you find on amazon so much cheaper. ALSO craiglist is amazing for floor machines. A few years ago a guys was going out of business and we cashed in on all kinds of equipment I can tell you at least $7,000 worth or more for $1100, and sorry Tom, it was not far from your neck of the woods lol….and it was top notch back pack vacs, buffers, 21 inch floor strippers, etc….so don’t underestimate the power of the hunt 🙂

6 Tom Watson January 12, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Hi Angela! SUPER… so happy to hear you saved some bucks. I agree on craigslist, I’ve sold some of my equipment there and bought some other items too.

7 Daniel February 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Any update on what you have found for prices? I’m curious if this is cheaper than ordering from janitorial supply, especially just starting off.

8 Tom Watson February 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Hi Daniel! So far it’s a mixed bag. I will be doing an update down the road though.

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