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4 Things to Look for When Ordering Wholesale First Aid Kits

by Faith Perkins

There are many reasons you may need to order wholesale or bulk first aid kits. Perhaps you're an administrator for a medical office and you need to replenish the practice's supply, or perhaps you run a retail store and are looking to resell the kits for a profit. Either way, when shopping for wholesale first aid kits, there are a few things you'll want to look for before you place an order.

Order Minimums

Start by inquiring with the wholesaler about minimum order requirements. Many businesses that sell bulk first aid kits will require you to purchase a certain quantity. Even if there is no order minimum required, you may find that you can save a lot per-unit if you order a larger amount. You'll definitely want to weigh your own specific needs in deciding how large of an order it makes sense for you to place.

Expiration Date

Don't forget to factor in the expiration date on a batch of first aid kits before you order, especially if you're thinking about placing a larger order. Some people don't realize that the contents of first aid kits actually do expire, so you may be unable to legally re-sell or use a kit in your practice if it's past the expiration date. With this in mind, you'll want to be careful not to place too large of an order, as the kits may end up expiring before you're able to get use out of them or sell them.

Quality Over Quantity

Always focus on the quality of a first aid kit's contents over the quantity. Make sure to obtain a detailed, itemized list of everything a kit contains before ordering. Ideally, a first aid kit should have everything from antiseptics and injury treatment items to bandages, instruments, and some basic medicines as well. Be on the lookout for "first aid kits" hat contain number more than a few bandages and aspirin tablets.


Organization of a first aid kit is also important; most of the time, when someone is reaching for a kit, it's during an urgent time of need. You'll want to make sure that all the contents of the kit are well organized and clearly labeled.

A little bit of research can go a long way when finding bulk first aid kits to suit your needs. And by looking for these specific things, you'll ultimately be able to place a wholesale order with confidence.