According to the Health magazine reports, online shopping is known to be an effective way of slowing down the spread of Coronavirus. However, there are many people who still wonder if it is actually risk free.
Earlier this month (March 2020), a study was published by New England Journal of Medicine stating that the COVID-19 virus can survive on non-organic surfaces like cardboard for up to 24 hours, or up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel. At the same time, the study indicates that according to the CDC, chances of getting coronavirus from a package are relatively low.
A previous CDC report indicates that the virus primarily spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets or being in close human contact. While it acknowledges the possibility of a person becoming infected through contact with a contaminated surface, it also indicates that it is not the main way the virus spreads.
The World Health Organization also explains that accepting packages, even from infected areas, is safe as the chances of the virus surviving on a packaging material after traveling long distances and being exposed to a range of temperatures is highly unlikely.
What we do:
In spite of studies and announcements by multiple organizations about the safety of receiving packages, we are taking the following safety measures in order to maximize the safety factors for our customers:
All the production facilities of our suppliers are being continuously monitored by local healthcare authorities to ensure the cleanliness of the work environment and personnel.
We do not provide any products from countries that are currently facing a major spread of Covid-19 pandemic like China, Italy, Spain and ...
We use disinfection materials or high temperature steam to clean all the products right before packaging them.
All our packaging and shipping personnel are using face masks, plastic gloves and other types of protective equipment to prevent any external contamination in working lines.
We only use shipping systems which provide their own safety measures, package quarantine and protection like DHL and TNT.
All packages are kept in quarantine for 7 days before shipping.
What you can do:
Please make sure to carefully clean the outer surface of the package that you receive before opening. You can use sanitizer sprays, alcohol solutions or any other method introduced by your local authorities.
You can also use high temperature steam on the received products as well as your existing apparel items to maintain the cleanliness of your wardrobe.
Do not use any Chlorine based solutions on textile or apparels because it will affect the color of the product.
Keep yourself updated by reading the latest official announcements on how to eliminate the spread of Covid-19 from reliable sources and do not trust the rumors or news from unknown sources.