The medical industry is huge. There are plenty of companies making millions off of people with the money to spend, but what about the people who cannot afford the highest prices?
Medical Supply Line was founded on the idea that people have a right to obtain affordable heath care equipment and supplies. They help people obtain the best prices by providing access to manufacturers worldwide at a fraction of the cost. Their business plan has worked so well that they hope to expand their company by offering the right entrepreneurs the opportunity to take on a distributorship.
I recently asked Samuel Lipari a few questions about the business and their opportunity.
Tell us a little about Medical Supply Line.
Medical Supply Line is an Internationally branded technology asset that sources, compares, procures, manages and delivers lower cost health care equipment and supplies.
As an International Brand, the company sets up distribution service centers for the delivery of health care equipment and supplies. The service centers provide consumers, baby boomers, care givers and health care professionals with direct market access to global manufacturers at a fraction of existing costs and without the inefficiencies.
Distribution service centers are provided with a turnkey multi-lingual multi-currency B2B and B2C e-commerce marketplace, which manages the entire process seamlessly and efficiently.
What inspired it?
For over 25 years, I have read and witnessed the millions of lives cut short or destroyed because US Healthcare providers, suppliers and insurance companies are posting record profits year after year while our nations uninsured, middle class and elderly suffer under a system supported by fraud, abuse, price gouging and waste.
The solution is to build new distribution channels with affordable access to equipment and supplies and save Medicare for our next generation. Accessibility and affordability to life saving medical equipment and supplies can only be achieved by sourcing from global manufacturers with efficient distribution and without the fraud, abuse, price gouging and waste.
Economists estimate and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Maryland project that in the next several years health care spending will increase annually by 6.7 percent or $4.3 trillion-dollars by 2017, outpacing inflation and economic growth of the U.S. economy. The companyâ€™s market sectors for consumer-driven spending (consumers, baby boomers, care givers and health care professionals) will total $516.5 Billion by 2017.
How many products do you currently offer? What are some of your top sellers?
Medical Supply Line currently distributes over 7500 products and supplies, which can be shipped in any quantity from shipping containers to truckloads, to cartons or cases including single items.
Tell us a little about your distributor opportunity.
This B2B and B2C marketplace platform is the corner stone for the distribution service centers that will be provided as an International branded storefront. Each distribution service territory is selected exclusively by its city location and verified thru Google’s Places to take advantage of city directories (yellow pages). Our future expansion will also include walk-in retail locations.
This distribution service center is provided with a complete turnkey solution. The one time licensing fee covers all on going training costs, operational and instructional support as well as any technology, software, updates or enhancements. Each distribution service center will be responsible for accessing its web services and administration tools thru PDA, Laptop or and other Internet accessible communication device.
Upon death or permanent disability of a distribution service center licensee (owner), his/her revenue income will automatically transfer to his/her beneficiary or heir. Should the beneficiary or heir desire to sell its distribution service center, they may do so providing the company has the right of first refusal for any tangible offer.
What are you requirements?
We have a small one-time fee of $5,000, which is used for setting up the distribution service center URL (city territory location), software, merchant account, processing of credit/debt cards (Visa, MasterCard, etc.) hosting services, SEO implementation, importing 7500 products ready to ship, setting up logo/graphics and implementation with unlimited updates and training.
What separates you from the competition?
Medical Supply Line does not have any competition for the unique services it offers to the consumer, baby boomer, care giver and health care professional markets because we donâ€™t participate in the fraud, abuse, price gouging and wasteful system that doubles the cost of care our nations uninsured, middle class and elderly suffer under.
What are some goals you’d like to accomplish over the next year or so?
Medical Supply Line intends to build out 100 distribution service centers in 2011 and double that each consecutive year.
What are some lessons your business has taught you?
Be ready to serve your customer and be patient!
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
If you want to be part of a new and emerging market opportunity and help consumers, baby boomers, family and friends this is the place to be. As we build out our distribution service center program we will be offering in excess of 50-75% discounts over existing product offerings. Unless you are buying from Medical Supply Line distribution centers, you will be paying too much.
Do you have any advice you’d like to offer anyone considering your distributor opportunity?
Donâ€™t miss out on this growth opportunity to help save Medicare and provide a valuable service for your family and friends.