3M Is prioritizing, as it should, the protection of healthcare professionals. This means that there is little available stock to be able to sell to the general public, driving price upwards.
Shipping and moving masks between distribution centers in a sanitary way means that freight costs have grown exponentially. Add in the labor shortages, hazard and overtime pay, the cost to ship masks becomes much higher.
Here is the simple fact. We are not happy with our prices either. We are constantly striving to find cheaper masks that we can offer to the general public, and have actually been able to lower our prices recently. It is very easy to assume by looking at our website that we get these masks for nothing and sell for a massive profit, but that is not the truth. Simply put, our prices are high because the cost of acquisition is high.
While the full explanation of price changes would take a significantly more detailed and complex walk through we hope that this serves as a quick insight into how we price our equipment. All of the above information is verifiable via quick internet searches.
If you would like to speak with someone more comprehensively regarding the economics of acquiring masks and please feel free to reach out to us.
We are also willing to disclose our Distributors Agreements so you can be full confident our masks are 100% original manufactured from 3M.