Do you need ideas to make money during an epidemic outbreak? If YES, here are 26 best products that sell well during an epidemic outbreak.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, which originated in Wuhan, China last December, 2019, has spread to more than 100 countries and killed nearly 5,000 people worldwide, sparking a rush for everyday items ranging from toilet paper to packaged foods. As a matter of fact, WHO has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic since it is currently present in all the continent of the world except in Antarctica.
Apart from China and Iran, most documented cases of COVID-19 to date have been in developed countries with Italy leading the trail. Latin America and Africa have had particularly few cases, with a few dozen documented in Brazil and fewer in other countries in the region.
The fear of Coronavirus is forcing all economic indices to go haywire and the closure of schools, social gatherings, public functions and sporting activities is not helping matters hence the need for people to brace-up. Now, there is an unexpected increase in demand for certain products.
As a matter of fact, Kroger has announced on its website that it will limit the purchase of certain products that are in high demand due to the new corona virus. With that in mind, here are some of the products that sell very well during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic;
26 Products That Sell Well During an Pandemic Outbreak
- Alcohol – Base Liquid Hand Sanitizer
If there is any product that is top of the list to go out of stock in pharmacies and supermarkets since the advent of coronavirus, it is alcohol-base liquid hand sanitizer. The fact that alcohol – base liquid hand sanitizer is one of the antidotes to coronavirus means that the product is bound to sell well.
Another product that is selling like wild – fire in this period is facemask. Coronavirus is an air – borne disease and in order to protect yourself from contacting the virus or spreading the virus, you must cover your nose and mouth especially when you are coughing or sneezing, and facemask is highly suitable for such. This is the reason for the high demand for facemask in a time like this.
- Hand Gloves
Hand gloves is yet another product that is in high demand in recent time due to the coronavirus. This is so because it is not safe to touch any surface directly with your hands because you never can tell if the virus is still active on the surface or thing you want to touch.
Companies that are into the production of disinfectants are all smiling to the bank and of course struggling to meet up with the high demand of their products due to the emergence of coronavirus. During an outbreak of any epidemic, one of the first measure to stay safe is to always disinfect your environment. As a matter of fact, public places are being disinfected in countries mostly affected by the virus so as to curtail the spread.
- Liquid Hand Soap
Another product that is selling pretty well since the advent of coronavirus is liquid hand soap. One of the hygiene tips that public health officials give during the outbreak is that people should wash their hands regularly with liquid hand and running water hence the high demand for liquid hand soaps. These days, you will find wash handbasins and liquid hand soaps at the entrance and exit points of all public facilities.
With coronavirus, one of the first symptoms is high – fever and it is with thermometer that such system can be detected. As a matter of fact, there is hardly any airport or standard public facility that you won’t find someone taking the temperature of people that are coming in.
This goes to show that a product such as thermometer will always be in high demand during the outbreak of an epidemic. This led to the high demand for different types of thermometers.
- Body Protective Gear
Body protective gear is yet another product that is in high demand during the coronavirus outbreak. Although the purchase of body protective gear is not open to the public, but that does not mean that the product is not in high – demand.
The truth is that, there is hardly any hospital or public health facility that doesn’t have body protective gears for their staff members. As a matter of fact, the World Health Organization is warning of a potential shortage of personal protective equipment as the coronavirus spreads.
- Protective Goggles
Similar to body protective gear is protective goggles used by public health officials who are at the forefront in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus. Yes, this product is not open for purchase to the general public, but trust me, this product is in high demand in recent time. It is part of the compulsory kits that a public health officer must put on in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus.
- Protective Shoes/Booths
Another item that must not be missing when it comes to kitting up to combat the coronavirus is protective shoes. Just like body protective gears and protective goggles, the purchase of protective shoes is restricted to those who are in the forefront of the fight against the dreaded virus.
- Vitamin Supplements
Although it has not been proven that any specific vitamin supplement can help combat coronavirus, but it has been proven over and over again that people with high immune system hardly contract the flu.
One of the ways to boost your immune system is by regular intake of vitamin supplements hence the high demand for vitamin supplements. People that are in the production and sale of vitamin supplements are working hard to meet up with the sudden increase in demand.
- Vitamin Mineral Water
Similar to vitamin supplements is vitamin mineral water when it comes to boosting immune system during the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus. Basically, vitamin water is a bottled water that contains added vitamins and minerals and is marketed as healthy. In recent time, people that have the means would prefer to drink vitamin mineral water as against the normal water hence the increase in the demand for vitamin mineral water.
- Cold and Flu Drugs
The symptom of coronavirus is same as the symptom of cold or flu hence people are forced to make use of cold and flu drugs to combat any initial symptom that they have. Although it has not been proven that any cold and flu drug can cure coronavirus, but people would rather take these drugs to see if they can get better. The truth is that cold and flu drugs are currently selling fast all across Europe, the united states and in China.
- Household Cleaning Supplies
Household cleaning supplies such as detergent, soaps and bleach et al are some of the products that are fast selling in supermarkets all across the United States of America, Europe and China. It is normal for such products to sell pretty well during an outbreak because keeping the environment clean is one of the ways of keeping yourself and family safe from contracting the virus.
- Bottled Water
Another product that is in high demand in recent time due to the outbreak of the coronavirus is bottle water. Drinking clean and health water is one of the ways of staying safe from contracting any disease hence the increase in the sale of bottled water all across supermarkets in the United States. People are stocking up their stores with bottled water so as to avoid been confronted with scarcity.
- Toilet Rolls/Bathroom Tissue Paper
If you are keeping tabs on products that are rapidly going out of stock in supermarkets in the United States of America, Europe and China, you will notice that toilet rolls (bathroom tissue papers) is part of the list. As a matter of fact, people that are in the production and sale of toilet rolls (bathroom tissue papers) are running against time to meet the massive demand.
- Bathing Soaps and Shampoos
Another product that is in high demand due to the outbreak of the coronavirus are bathing soaps and shampoos. Due to the fact that people will be quarantined during the outbreak means that they will need to have enough supply of these items in their houses hence the high demand for bathing soaps and shampoos.
- Grocery Supplies
Grocery supplies are usually in high demand during the outbreak of an epidemic such as the dreaded novel coronavirus.
People usually stock their homes with groceries such as food products, including fresh and prepared meats, poultry and seafood, canned and frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and various dairy products et al. to prevent a situation where such items will be out of stock. Because people will be quarantined during the outbreak means that they will need to have enough supply of these groceries in their houses.
- Acai Bowl
People will go all the way to ensure that they stay safe during the outbreak of the coronavirus even if it means eating healthy which is why there is a recent upshot in the demand for acai bowls. Acai is referred to as a superfood, filled with antioxidants that originated from Brazil.
It tastes like a mix of strawberries, blueberries and a hint of chocolate. An acai bowl is basically a really thick smoothie that is topped with oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter et al. The acai berry has been signaled for an array of health benefits, but its strongest characteristic is no doubt its lovely taste. Acai is a delicious tropical fruit and when it comes served as a bowl it is really soothing to the stomach.
- Aloe Vera Based Products
Products that are made from aloe vera are in high demand recently in the United States of America due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic. Aloe Vera has several benefits and it is used as raw materials in quite a number of industries such as food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, et al.
Aloe Vera is reliable and effective for treatment of ailments such as teeth and gum problems, constipation, diabetes induced foot ulcers, antimicrobial properties, protection from UV radiation, and skin problems amongst others.
You will notice that bottled and canned beverages, carbonated soft drinks and other beverages are in high demand in the United States due to the coronavirus. If the epidemic continues, there might be a shutdown of businesses hence people are going all out to stock their houses in case push comes to shove.
- Diapers and Napkins
Diapers and napkins are some of the products that has experienced rapid increase in demand recently and no other reason can account for this but the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic.
Diapers are used by babies/children and in some cases adults (elderly citizens) and people are stocking up to avoid running out of stock because of the upshot of demand. Due to the fact that people will be quarantined during the epidemic means that they will need to have enough supplies of these items (diapers and napkins).
Another product that has seen tremendous increase in demand since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic is disinfectant wipes. Usually nursing mothers make use of wipes to clean their babies when changing diapers, but due to the short supply of hand sanitizers in the market people are opting for disinfectant wipes as an alternative hence the dramatic increase in demand.
- Sanitary Products
If you comb around supermarkets in the United States of America in recent time, one of the items that you can hardly find on the shelves are sanitary products and no other reason can account for this other than the outbreak of the coronavirus.
People are buying these items so as to avoid being faced with scarcity. Due to the fact that people will be quarantined during the outbreak means that they will need to have enough supply of these items in their houses hence the high demand.
- Fruit Shakes
Another product that is selling fast due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic is fruit shakes. Fruit shakes are healthy drinks that can help boost the immune system.
A fruit shake is a thick, cold beverage made from blended raw fruit, vegetables or ice cream with other ingredients such as water, crushed ice, fruit juice, sweeteners (e.g. honey, sugar, stevia, syrup), dairy products (e.g. milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese, whey powder), plant milk, nuts, nut butter, seeds, tea, chocolate, herbal supplements, or nutritional supplements.
A fruit shake that contains dairy products is similar to a vegetable milkshake, though the latter typically contains less fruit and often contains ice cream or frozen yogurt.
You must have noticed that products made from garlic are selling pretty fast since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic. This is because some people claimed that garlic is good in fighting cold and flu. Garlic is one of the world’s healthiest foods because they have so many valuable medicinal applications due to the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds contained in them.
No doubt, garlic ranks as an excellent source of manganese and vitamin B6, a very good source of vitamin C and copper, and a good source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, and calcium in our WHFoods rating system, it is the sulfur compounds in garlic that serve as its spotlight nutrients in terms of overall health.
26. Baby Food and Supplies
Another product that is in high demand since the outbreak of the coronavirus is baby food. No nursing mother would want to get to the Supermarket only to find out that there is no more baby food on the shelf in the store hence the rush to ensure that they stock their homes with the needed baby food that will carry them in case there is a total lock-down.