News travels fast! After opening our very first brick and mortar store – Masks & More Outlet – on August 1, we were visited by CBS Chicago News. They did a story on a local business helping their community “mask up” and stay safe during the pandemic.
Here’s the segment that was broadcast on Friday, August 7th:
The Masks & More Outlet is always stocked with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to meet the growing needs created because of the Covid-19 pandemic. For store hours, location, and contact information, please visit our website by clicking: Mask and More Outlet
If you’re looking for masks and more, there’s a store for that…
TINLEY PARK, IL August 3, 2020 – PulseTV.com, a leading North American online retailer announced today the opening of its first brick and mortar store. The store will be branded under the name, Masks & More Outlet and will be well stocked with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to meet the growing needs created because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The store opened on August 1st. PulseTV co-founder, Tom Zegar said,
“It appears the Coronavirus will not be going away anytime soon and people need to find a reliable source of quality PPE. We’ve been selling our masks, sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and a whole host of other PPE products since early in the outbreak. We have it all in stock and thought that the local community would appreciate a dedicated store where they could simply walk in and buy what they need immediately. No need to wait for the delivery truck to show up. These days people need what they need when they need it. Masks & More Outlet fills that need.”
In addition to the PPE products, PulseTV will stock the store with other products from its warehouse geared towards people who are spending a lot of time at home with family. This includes games, crafts, cooking utensils, personal care items and more. Anisa Ali, also one of PulseTV’s three co-founders weighed in,
“We cut our teeth many years ago with retail back in the days of video rental stores, but this is our first brick and mortar experiment since going online in 1998. Our warehouse in Tinley Park is less than 4 miles from the location we selected and allows us to quickly resupply the store. It should also be noted that we are not creating product demand but merely responding to it. The pandemic has created the demand for many products that the conventional distribution system has had difficulty in satisfying.”
PulseTV began manufacturing hand sanitizer early in the pandemic and importing masks to satisfy their 6.5 million+ customer base already receiving daily deals by email. This also led to wholesaling PPE to nursing homes and independent retailers. The Mask & More Outlet is an experiment that if successful could lead to many more pop up stores opening before the end of this year. Zegar added,
“Every community has empty retail space these days. The pandemic has caused a retail apocalypse. We are hoping a Mask & More Outlet can serve local community needs in addition to being profitable.”
For more information, contact: Mary Kolacki, Communications Director M.Kolacki@PulseTV.com or call 708-478-4500 ext. 109. PulseTV.com is a North American online retailer that has been marketing exclusively online since 1998.
The 4th of July is a day for fireworks, games, cookouts, spending quality time with friends and family, and remembering our nation’s unique history. I think we can all agree that 2020 is shaping up to be quite a historic year – and with the coronavirus pandemic – it seems like most of the holiday festivities will likely be scaled down. But just because we are all trying to stay safe and healthy, doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun! That’s why PulseTV has a bunch of new stuff to make your Independence Day celebration the most memorable one yet.
What would be the 4th of July without American Flags? This standard size 3×5 ft flag is made right here in the USA and is one of our most popular flags of all time. The finished canvas heading and rust proof brass grommets make it easy to attach to virtually any flag pole so you can fly your country’s colors with pride!
Sport your patriotism at your backyard barbecue with this stylish American Flag Bandanna and share a toast with a set of two Shot Glasses. The bandanna is lightweight, comfortable, and super durable, plus, you can also tie it up to cover your face in a pinch. It’s the perfect way to show off your USA pride while you’re on the go, making it great for campers, bikers, hunters, and more.
The 2020 Presidential Election is going to be the battle of the decade: Trump versus, well, Trump versus the world at this point. If you want to help make sense of who the players are in this game of games, then grab this Limited Edition 2020 Battle for the White House Chess Set and challenge your friends to a match of wits and strategy. This makes the perfect backyard tabletop competition over some beer and hotdogs!
This is the most portable and effective Air Cooler we’ve ever seen – it works just like a Mini-AC unit! Instead of simply blowing hot air around with a fan, it utilizes reusable coolant packs to disperse chilled air on even the hottest days! You’ll be glad you have this around while you soak up the sun and wait for the fireworks to start.
If you’re planning on having company over, then you need to make sure your guests are protected from insects and rodents with the Atomic Bug Zapper. This powerful plug-in device is a 2-in-1 ultrasonic pest repeller and bug zapper that eliminates mosquitoes, house flies, roaches and mice …which can all carry harmful diseases! So take advantage of our buy more, save more policy and pick up a few of these so you don’t have to use any nasty bug spray.
The Multicolor Light Bar will enhance any atmosphere with vibrant colorful lighting. With the included remote you can choose between 16 different colors and 4 effects including a sound reactive Music mode that will dance along to the beat of your tunes! Definitely add these to your party for a fun aesthetic that will compliment any festive display.
We hope some of these products gave you a few ideas on how you can enhance your 4th of July celebrations. We want to wish you all a very Happy Independence Day from your PulseTV family, and don’t forget to check back weekly for more new items!
The last few months have been harrowing to say the least. And now with states opening back up it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still a serious concern.
In these uncertain times, hand sanitizer for coronavirus survival is a MUST! And that hand sanitizer is… Purifize.
You may be wondering, what makes it an effective hand sanitizer? That’s simple! Purifize was created to be better than other cleaners or sanitizers on the market. Its 75% plant based alcohol content by volume will disinfect and kill germs, viruses and bacteria, not only on your hands but surfaces as well. It exceeds CDC recommendations and is FDA approved. And it’s MADE IN THE USA! It’s quality and effectiveness all in one bottle.
Purifize is available in several different volumes depending on how much you need. From 2oz bottles for those on the go to 1 gallon jugs for use at home, work, and more, Purifize is always ready to clean it like it means it!
3-PK of Purifize 2oz Hand Sanitizer – No doubt one of the best things you can do to curb the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses is to wash your hands. But when you are on the go, soap and water aren’t always available or handy. That’s why Purifize Hand Sanitizer in these 2oz bottles is perfect. This is a must-have for those returning to work, using public transportation, or just want to have some hand sanitizer close for when you need it most. And their the perfect size to keep in your desk, pocket, purse, backpack, briefcase, and much more. 12-Pack of Purifize 2 oz Hand Sanitizer also available.
Purifize Disinfectant Wipe Kit – And with disinfectant wipes still being hard to find there’s the Purifize Disinfectant Wipe Kit. We’ve combined two of our best-selling products to allow you to clean and sanitize just about anything! You get a bottle of Purifize Hand and Surface Cleaner with a 4-Pack of Streak Free Cloths. The reusable extra large Streak Free Cloth can easily be cut down to any size. Then just apply a little Purifize and wipe down any area you want to clean and sanitize.
The World Health Organization recommends the use of face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) not only in health care, but in your community and when interacting with public surfaces. PPE is not only necessary to protect yourself, but others as well. The incubation period of COVID-19 is said to last about 14 days, meaning those infected are at risk of unknowingly spreading the virus to others even if they’re not showing symptoms yet.
That’s why it’s so important to take the proper precautions and make sure your face is appropriately covered. We’ve been working around the clock with various manufacturers to secure as many masks as we can so that you have the right protection. Let’s go over some Do’s and Don’ts for wearing masks safely.
1. Before You Do Anything – Make sure your hands are scrubbed clean with soaporsanitizerfor at least 20 seconds.
2. Inspect the Mask – With clean hands, inspect the mask to ensure it is free of any tears or holes and hasn’t been used or damp.
3. Locate the Top – The top of the mask should have a metal piece or a stiff edge for securing to your nose.
4. Cover Your Face – Point the colored side outwards and use the elastic loops to wrap them around your ears, covering your mouth, nose, and chin. Remember to press the metal piece down over your nose and make sure there are no gaps.
5. Avoid Touching the Mask – Do not touch the front of the mask or remove it when talking to someone or doing something that would require touching the mask. If you have to adjust the mask, remove it from behind the ears and head, keeping it away from yourself and other surfaces.
6. Proper Disposal – Discard disposable masks immediately, preferably in a closed trash bin and wash your hands once again.
Now that we’ve gone over some safety advice, you’re ready to start wearing your mask. Below you can find the latest protective wear we have available. Make sure the rest of your family understands proper procedure and if you follow these steps then we will make it through this uncertain time together!
KN95 5-Layer Protective Respirator Masks: 5pk – One of the highest protective classes available, each respirator mask features 5-layers of protection from droplets, dust, bacteria, germs, and more. These masks are safe, breathable, and hypoallergenic. They have a high filtration capacity of 95% and come in a pack of 5.
3-Layer Non-Medical Face Masks, 50 Count – Unlike many other masks currently flooding the market, these are made in an FDA Registered facility and personally tested by us (watch video) to ensure quality and performance. Each mask features 3-layers of protection and is comfortable to wear with soft fabric and elastic ear-loops for minimal pressure. You get 50 of these so you’ll be prepared to run essential errands.
Patriotic Celebration Kit; American Flag Bandanna with Two Shot Glasses – If you don’t have access to a mask, then these wraps are great to use in a pinch. Medical professionals always recommend you use something to substitute for nothing at all. Plus, this great bandanna includes two hook and loop patches for sporting your American pride along with two stainless steel shot glasses when you need to share that patriotic spirit with a loved one!
The Arctic Cove Multi-Wrap w/ Cooling Technology – This personal cooling towel works great as a mask replacement. It’s much lighter and less constricting than a traditional mask and it’s reusable – so you only need one of these versus package after package of face masks. This is a great option to keep on you at all times and you’ll love all the innovative ways you can wear it while it keeps you cool.
Chilly Ice Towel – Like the Arctic Cove Wrap, but even bigger! The Chilly Ice Towel not only works great as a makeshift face mask but it has some amazing cooling properties that make it a must have in hot weather. Just submerge it in some water, wring it out, and give it a few shakes…within minutes it downright feels ICY-COLD and lasts for hours. Seriously, it’s like you have AC around your head and face, great for treating a fever or headache at home.
Don’t forget to check out our Flu and Virus Protection Department for even more essential products. We have new stuff rotating in every week, just be aware that stock may change from the time of this publication.
At this unprecedented time, experts offer up the most important advice: stay at home. Please! The less the general public congregates – the better. To flatten the curve of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we need to come together and stay home as much as possible.
Many of us without a daily commute now find there’s so much more free time! And it’s not like we can all go bowling, fancy restaurants or even the local watering hole. It’s best to keep busy, so here are a few things we can do:
Hey you’re stuck at home – might as well make it look good! I’m sure there’s plenty of projects you’ve put off for years, or were just waiting for spring months to arrive. Deep cleaning your house can be very therapeutic as well as make a healthier environment for everyone.
We’ve been selling this Black+Decker Grimebuster for a while but it’s always been a customer favorite. Check out the reviews and see for yourself! If you’ve been meaning to deep clean the bathroom (tile, sink, shower door, etc.) this is gonna save you a TON of elbow grease!
Due to some great customer feedback, we made these DIY Disinfectant Wipe Kits featuring our Streak-Free cloths and Purifize Hand Cleaner. Together, you can create reusable sanitizing wipes for surfaces! (Due to the 70% alcohol content, you’ll want to be cautious with plastic or wood finishes)
Don’t forget the kids…
Those poor kids out of school can’t have any playdates, go to the park, or even Chuck E Cheese’s… here’s a few things to keep them occupied.
We just got in these amazing Coloring Books – each one has 100 pages of beautiful intricate patterns that will not only relieve stress, but turn into great works of art. Adults and kids of all ages will love em. We have a GREAT price on these, so much so that you’re getting 4 books for the price of one – they even come with colored pencils!
The Turbo Pipes Racing Set is super fun – it’s like building a lego track to let your imagination go wild and build crazy loops with remote control cars that light up. Make sure you watch this video:
It’s Important to Exercise
Ugh, I really miss the gym. I used to work out (almost) every day to stay fit and relieve stress. But there’s still plenty of things you can do at home!
First of all you’re gonna want to keep track of your activity. Let’s face it, you’re probably not getting in as many steps as you’re used to! You can still jog outside, keep track of that and even your sleep schedule. The Striiv Bio2 Plus is an amazing fitness tracker! It’s only $15 and does so much – like display your phone’s notifications, vibrate for incoming calls, and more.
We also just got in this awesome Jump Rope – get a full cardio workout in just a few minutes. It’s a high quality speed rope designed tough for athletes, but really anyone can use it and take advantage of the non-tangling ball joints and lightweight rope. It’s a 6ft jump rope, but you can trim it to fit – it even comes with a nice little travel pouch. Only $5!
No workout would be complete with your own tunes… get a killer set of lightweight Active Sport Earbuds while you’re doing all that activity. They’re Bluetooth so you can keep your phone in your pocket or even a countertop while you do pushups, sit-ups or jumping rope!
A handy trick we’ve just learned is to take some hand sanitizer and create your very own DIY sanitizer wipes in just a few short steps! With Coronavirus (Covid-19) and quarantine/stay-at-home measures in place, it’s essential to sanitize your workspaces and homes.
We have been getting MANY calls from customers asking if our Purifize Hand Cleaner can disinfect surfaces. The short answer is absolutely YES. Because Purifize is 70% alcohol, it exceeds CDC minimum standards. You can certainly pour a bunch in your hands and then wipe it on whatever you want to sanitize – but that’s kinda weird isn’t it?
Cut paper towel roll to size for storing in a resealable container. Maybe you have an old container for sanitizer wipes that ran out – or you could use a big Ziplock bag.
Put inside the container and pour enough Purifize to saturate the paper towels inside. Purifize isn’t as thick as some other goopy hand sanitizers like Purell, so it works a little easier to pour in.
Keep sealed up until ready to use.
Use these wipes for those infrequent trips to the store (wipe down cart handles) gas pump handles, and doorknobs. Keep some in the glovebox or on your desk to remind you to keep clean!
Used in combination with frequent hand-washing with good quality soap, proper filtration masks, and social distancing – you’ll stay as safe as you can be.
Now we want to point out that due to its high alcohol content, it can be used safely on glass and plastic surfaces. We do not recommend it be used on wood as the alcohol disinfectant might strip the wood surface and polish (you can always test a small portion first and see how it goes from there).
Thanks again to our customers for such positive feedback in these trying times right now. We’re happy to be able to supply not only our customers, but first responders, hospitals, and other friends and families that need it.
We think of PulseTV as more than an e-commerce company, we are a family. Many of our employees have been with us since we started over twenty years ago. We are taking precautions as a company and wanted to share with you what we are doing.
First, we are communicating every day about washing hands for 20 seconds or more. Throughout the office we have hand sanitizers strategically placed. In addition, we have handed out products from our stock that is geared to kill most viruses. This includes disinfectants like Miracle Clean Spray Pens.** This allows everyone to spray and then wipe their desks and work areas.
What is necessary is diligence and introducing new habits. Stop touching one’s face is a critical habit to break. And one of the most important things to do at work, and home, is to keep your phone clean. We handed out our Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Disinfectant Foam by Zagg ** so that people could clean computers, laptops, phones, etc.
For our warehouse, vinyl gloves have been distributed. But don’t worry, the Coronavirus cannot live on surfaces more than 14 days and all products are essentially quarantined for 4 weeks to make sure they are safe for the thousands of PulseTV customers. We’ve also made the 50 Pairs of Disposable Vinyl Gloves** available to PulseTV customers.
And with Coronavirus, and flu season still here, hand sanitizer has disappeared from store shelves. Don’t drive from store to store searching for it – Just Order It! PulseTV has partnered with an industrial manufacturer to bring this maximum strength hand and surface cleaner to as many people possible. The Purifize 8 oz Hand Cleaner** exceeds CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing. Purifize contains 70% alcohol to disinfect and kill more than 99.99% of all germs, viruses and bacteria, not only on your hands but surfaces as well.
And it’s not just hand sanitizer that’s in short supply. Masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and more have all become rare commodities. Please follow these tips if you find PulseTV is out of stock or you cannot find necessary products to keep you safe:
1) Stock up on Vitamin C and Vitamin D
2) If disinfectant wipes are not available, you can put vodka on a paper towel or rag and wipe surfaces. Rubbing alcohol as well will work, but that is in short supply.
3) Mix vinegar and lemon juice and put on a rag. Sprinkle table salt and this becomes a great cleanser. Make sure you wipe off the surface to dry.
4) Even if there are no “N-95” masks, use any mask to wear that will keep you from touching your face, even if it does not filter the virus itself.
5) Stay home if you have a cough. Be vigilant to not infect others too.
6) Avoid shaking hands for the next 3 or 4 months. Consider fist bumps.
7) Avoid public gatherings whenever possible.
In the end, it is better to be safe than sorry. We hope this blog post helps.
** The products spoken about in this blog may be out of stock by the time you are reading this. You can click on the links if interested, but stocks are limited.