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Where to buy water: Preparing for Unexpected Emergencies

One of the most essential resources to have on hand is safe drinking water, but in the case of an emergency, what happens when you can’t trust the water that comes out of your faucet? What if your home or business’ pipes freeze? Being able to buy water in bulk becomes necessary for the health of you and those you care about. 


Texas Winter Storm Causes Statewide Water Crisis

The recent winter storms in Texas have shown us just how important it is to be prepared for natural disasters and other states of emergency. Mass power outages and other weather-related disruptions impacted the water supply of more than 14.4 million Texans. This led to extreme water shortages and a boil-water advisory for a large part of the state. With the roads frozen over, many people were stuck inside their homes or workplaces. 


How much water should you drink each day to survive?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that households have a three-day supply of water stocked at all times. This equals out to one gallon of water per person, per day. For example, if there are four people living in your house, you should have twelve gallons of water on hand in case of an unexpected emergency.


How long can you go without water?

Don't try this at home, but experts say the human body can survive about 2 to 4 days without water. Stay hydrated and keep water supplies stocked at all times so you never have to answer this question yourself.


According to Harvard University’s School of Public Health, not only is drinking enough water each day necessary for organ function and survival, but it also helps to maintain body temperature, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and even improves sleep, mental processes, and mood.


Needless to say, clean water is essential for your health and well-being. It’s better to be overly prepared than unprepared. Winter storms are not the only disasters to be considered. Tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, public health emergencies and others could pose significant threats to people’s ability to access clean water.


Where can you buy pallets of water?

You can buy pallets of water right here at Elevate Marketplace. We sell wholesale water bottles in bulk that can be delivered right to your door. We sell clean drinking water in bottles or gallons and ship it by cases, cartons, or pallets of water.


How many cases are in each pallet? It depends on which product you buy, but the pallets usually range from 48 to 84 cases per pallet of water. Some cases are packaged with bottles, and others with gallons of water.


You can save money by buying bulk pallets of water bottles instead of paying high retail prices at the local store near you. Here are some of our popular bulk water products we have available for delivery now:


Crystal Geyser® Alpine Spring® Water in Bulk

This natural spring water is only bottled at the water's source, ensuring freshness, quality and taste. While most bottled waters are purified tap water, highly processed and flavored with added minerals, Crystal Geyser® Alpine Spring® Water is never compromised. Available for bulk delivery in the following sizes and quantities:


Crystal Geyser® Alpine Spring Water, 16.9 oz Bottle, 24/Case, 84 Cases/Pallet



Crystal Geyser® Alpine Spring® Water, 1 Gal Bottle, 6/Case, 48 Cases/Pallet


Alpine Spring Water, 1 Gal Bottle, 6/Case




Alpine Spring Water, 16.9 oz Bottle, 24/Case




Crystal Geyser® Alpine Spring Water, 16.9 oz Bottle, 35/Case


Pure Life Purified Water in Bulk

Embrace the Pure Life.™ Crisp, clean and refreshing Pure Life water goes through a multi-step purification process that includes reverse osmosis and distillation. It is then enhanced with a unique blend of minerals for a balanced flavor. Available in the following size:


Pure Life, Purified Water, 16.9 oz Bottle, 24/Carton, 78 Cartons/Pallet




Distilled Water in Bulk

An excellent way to hydrate, distilled water replenishes your body with unaltered, trace-element-free H2O. A unique, 13-step distillation process ensures the most pure, most refreshing water possible. Soft and mineral-free. Available in the following sizes and quantities:

Distilled Water in bulk, 1gal, 6/Carton or Distilled Water in Bulk, 1 gal, 210/Pallet



Bottled Natural Spring Water, .5L, Bottles, 24/Carton




 Propel Flavored Water in Bulk

Propel gives you vitamins C, E and B and antioxidants. The only water with enough Electrolytes to put back what you lose in sweat. Available in the following size and quantity:


Flavored Water, Lemon, Bottle, 500mL, 24/Carton


Perrier Sparkling Water in Bulk

With no calories, caffeine or carbs, this crisp, natural, sparkling mineral water will quench your thirst without weighing you down. Available in the following size and quantity:


Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, 8 oz Can, 10/Pack, 3 Pack/Carton



How to remove pet odor and stains from your veterinary practice

Veterinary clinics see furry, feathered, and scaled patients across a wide variety of species and breeds. But with diverse animal clientele comes unpleasant smells. Nervous patients may have accidents on the waiting room floor. Kennels housing pups overnight reek of pet dander. The stench of male cat spray pollutes the air in examination rooms.


It’s a smelly business.


Rest Assured Pet Odor Eliminator


What do your customers think of how your office smells?

Pet owners love their animals and want to know that the clinics they visit can provide their animals with the highest standard of care. The problem is that people associate smell with cleanliness. If your vet clinic stinks, clients may not trust that your clinic is a clean and safe environment for their pets. 


Here are the best products to help you remove pet stains and pet odors

  1. Rest Assured is a safe and affordable curated bundle of products that offers your veterinary clinic 360-degree coverage to eliminate and prevent unpleasant odors and stains caused by mold and mildew. The Rest Assured Bundle includes:
    • BIOPROTECT™ RTU is a patented, water-based, antimicrobial technology that provides persistent and continuous protection of a surface for up to 90 days. It is a preservative antimicrobial coating that can be applied to both porous and non-porous surfaces to inhibit the growth of odor-causing, and stain-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and algae.
    • Handheld Electrostatic Sprayer
    • Application / PPE Kit
    • BONUS: 6-hour Hand Sanitizer Protectant
  2. Clorox Disinfecting Bio Stain & Odor Remover Clorox® disinfecting bio stain & odor remover is perfect for disinfecting and removing the toughest odors and stains in one step. 
    • Application: Hotels; Offices; Restaurants; Restrooms; Schools; Veterinary Clinics;
    • Applicable Material: Acrylic; Carpet; Ceramic Tile; Chrome; Curtains; Fabric; Floors; Glass; Granite; Grout; Hardwood; Laminate; Linoleum; PVC; Plastic; Polycarbonate; Polypropylene; Porcelain; Sinks; Stainless Steel; Tile; Toilets; Upholstery; Vinyl; Wood;
    • Dirt Types: Blood; Body Oils; Urine; Vomit.
    • Chemical Compound: Hydrogen Peroxide; Isopropyl alcohol; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate;
  3. Baking Soda is a proven time-tested way to reduce odors. Versatile use for cleaning. Designed to help control odors.
  4. Carpet & Room Allergen Reducer and Odor Eliminator Unique powdered formula eliminates odors at the source and reduces the level of allergens in carpeting. Baking soda goes deep into carpets to eliminate odors, while allergen reducer breaks the static charge that binds allergens to carpet fibers; allergens are released and easily vacuumed up. Scent: Light Scent; Physical Form: Powder; Application: Carpet; Rugs; Capacity (Weight): 42.6 oz.

  5. Resolve Urine Destroyer Contains bio-based odor neutralization ingredient to destroy odors on contact. Helps prevent remarking. Permanently eliminates stains and odors. Great for pet and people accidents. Safe for carpets, area rugs, upholstery and hard floors (vinyl, ceramic & sealed hardwood floors). Application: Carpet/Upholstery Cleaner; Applicable Material: Carpet; Fabric; Floors; Chemical Compound: Hydrogen Peroxide; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate; Dirt Types: Coffee Stains; Food Stains; Grease; Urine.


Hopefully, this will help you improve your customer's experience by protecting your office from the offensive pet odors and stains our furry friends continue to share with us all.

How to Keep Your Small Business Supplied Through COVID-19

COVID-19 forced 95 percent of the U.S. economy into shutdown earlier this year, spurring the largest unemployment rate (14.7%) in post-World War II history. Bleak, though it may seem, the fallout would be far worse if not for essential businesses that risked their safety to keep the midnight oil burning. Economists believe that the US could recover faster than expected from the “unprecedented magnitude of the decline in employment and production”—but it won’t be easy. To ensure that top-line growth is profitable, small business leaders will need to expand supplier relations and lower acquisition costs while protecting the health of their employees. Here’s how to stay safe and well-stocked through COVID-19:


Mitigate Exposure to COVID-19

Your greatest asset is (and always has been) your workforce. With a potential second wave of COVID cases on the horizon, stocking up at Sam’s Club is out of the question. Last-minute store runs are like a crutch supporting inefficient procurement processes. What’s worse, they can unnecessarily expose your entire workforce to COVID-19. Instead of depending on physical vendors (who undoubtedly have stock issues of their own), small businesses should turn to digital storefronts that provide a broader range of products, better stock predictability, and contactless delivery.


Build Supplier Partnerships to Skirt Inevitable Shortages

The global pandemic triggered end-to-end supply chain disruptions, which means shortages upstream and downstream are imminent. Even large competitive suppliers are not impervious to the effects of COVID-19. Rather than assume that your go-to supplier can fill orders on time, build a network of back-up tier-one and tier-two suppliers. A broad, multi-tier network will ensure flexibility by providing plenty of options and stimulate competition in the market by holding tier-one suppliers to higher performance standards. Furthermore, look for suppliers that offer services to help protect your employees and your bottom line, such as an online shopping portal or accurate product forecasting. 




Update Procurement Processes With Advanced Technology

With over half of a product’s final sticker price coming from the supply chain (i.e., manufacturing, packaging, transportation, warehousing, and distribution), small businesses that depend on price shopping alone to cut costs are missing massive savings opportunities that will be pivotal to their survival in the months to come. However, developing a strong multi-tier network of suppliers and identifying cost-savings opportunities further upstream will be difficult, time-consuming, and virtually impossible without advanced procurement technologies that enhance agility, visibility, and decision-making capabilities.


Two Must-Have Procurement Technologies:


  1. ELEVATE is a free digital consulting tool that helps small businesses optimize their procurement processes by first understanding the business needs driving procurement decisions. Unlike any other tool in existence, ELEVATE analyzes your current procurement strategy and prioritizes the needs of the business before recommending suppliers and product solutions that align with business priorities and objectives.


2. Shopfront™ is an online procurement platform that provides small business owners with an expansive catalog of products that strategically align with their product needs and business objectives. Compare prices on thousands of products, make purchases without unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, order shipments of any size or quantity, and find local distributors across the US (including rural areas) to keep costs down.


On average, AFFLINK’s procurement solutions cut annual supply chain expenses by 30%.


More than a supplier, AFFLINK strives to be a trusted consultant for small businesses, which represent the backbone of our economy. As the U.S. market re-opens, we will continue to do everything in our power to keep our team and yours safe, stocked, and supported.


Ready to get proactive about your procurement process? Take this brief questionnaire to get started!

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