The Philly PPE Store at 1805 E. Passyunk Avenue sells disposable masks, hospital grade N95 masks and novelty Gritty masks, as well as disinfecting wipes and bottles of sanitizer. Entrepreneur and political communications pro Ben Waxman said Philly PPE also aims to put ten PPE vending machines throughout the city.
“It’s hard exactly to know the demand. Because quite frankly, there’s only a handful of these machines deployed anywhere in the country that are selling PPE as vending. So we certainly are talking a little bit of a risk there,” Waxman said.
In addition to the store which opens Tuesday, Waxman says Philly PPE is negotiating to locate ten of its own PPE vending machines at high-traffic locations in Philadelphia.
The company’s first vending machine is at the PPE store, selling disposable masks and disinfecting wipes for $1. The Gritty mask is the most expensive item in the machine, at $12.