The New England Medical Center in conjunction with the Harvard Journal of Medicine published a document today noting that people who shop at AllegroMedical.com tend to be smarter and better looking than most. The control group of non-Allegro shoppers were also found to exhibit poor hygiene skills in addition to lower cognitive abilities. “More studies are required as we can’t yet pinpoint whether smart, good looking people simply choose to shop at Allegro Medical or people who shop at Allegro Medical somehow become smarter and better looking,” says researchers conducting the study.
Upon learning of this groundbreaking study, the team at Allegro Medical is here to celebrate your “smarterness” by offering all smart Allegro Shoppers $10 off their next purchase of over $100. It’s no joke, Just use the code “Smart10” today through Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
Good hygiene, like smart shopping is a learned skill. So if you know anyone suffering from poor shopping practices, help’m out by forwarding this limited time deal on to friends or family in need.
Hello, my name is Craig Hood and I’m the President and Founder of Allegro Medical.
We’re a small business run by family and friends, competing with corporate giants like Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Drugstore.com and Amazon. Although we’re small, our capabilities are big, our product selection is huge and our prices low. We don’t have budgets for multi million-dollar TV advertising campaigns or hopes of sponsoring a professional sports arena. Instead, we have spent time and money building automation into our business. This helps keep our overhead expenses down and our prices competitive with the giants. However, at the end of the day, it’s your decision to order from us that matters. So this is our “advertising”, so to speak. We have lots of great products and wonderful gift ideas for family and friends.
Please consider shopping with Allegro Medical or other small businesses this Christmas season.
Remember small business support America. In fact, small businesses like Allegro Medical represent 99.7% of all employers nationwide and account for more then 50% of jobs in the private sector. I would guess that many of you whom I am writing today likely work for a small company. So on with our self promotion and holiday advertising…
Allegro offers lots of great gift items, many of which you would expect to find in any of the “Big Box” stores.
What?s HOT this holiday season:
Homedics Therapist Select Shiatsu Massaging Cushion
Perfect Push Up Push Up Handles
MobiCam Ultra 70007 900MHz Wireless Baby Monitor System
Light Relief Light Therapy
Radio Flyer Retro Rocket
Tek Pal Universal Large Button Remote Control
What’s New at Allegro Medical in 2007
We continue to pioneer in our industry, launching the new “Shop by Condition”, a way to better find the products and supplies needed to treat and deal with a wide variety of medical conditions. Similarly, we are getting ready to launch the next innovative way to shop our website – “Shop by Body Part”. Enjoy this innovative and fun new feature with serious search results and let me know what you think. I would love to hear your feedback on this feature or any feature or improvement that would help us serve you better. Please email me anytime and to ensure your email makes it past all of our mail filters put “Craig Please Read my Feedback” in the subject line. We have added a “News Blog” section to the site and begun publishing useful guides to help select products. Last month we added “Google Checkout” as a payment option allowing our customers another more convenient way to purchase from our website.
Our Company was started in 1996 with the idea of helping people. You see, for years I worked with people living with developmental disabilities and others recovering from traumatic head injuries and strokes. I understood the challenges in finding people the products needed for their recovery or to achieve more independence in their lives. The Internet seemed the perfect way to share great products with millions of people. So, we started off selling medical equipment and home health care products on the Internet in 1997. In fact, we were the very first in our industry to begin selling online. Since then, we have expanded into other areas like:
Our first website offered about 500 products. Today we have more than 45,000. We have about 40 employees in our Tempe, AZ location that handle Customer Service, Product Management, IT and Accounting. We ship from distribution points around the country and on average, orders are delivered in about 3 days.
Our Company is a fun place to work and a “dog friendly” environment. It?s not uncommon to see a Dakota (Black Lab), Angie (Beagle) or Tanner (Terrier) wandering the office in search of an unattended sandwich. We offer our staff good benefits, time off with pay, insurance, disability, pet insurance and much more.
Please remember to tell your friends and family about Allegro Medical. We?re small enough to care but big enough to provide the service you deserve.
Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be informed.
If you or your loved ones live in a part of the country prone to the destructive forces of hurricanes, take special care this hurricane season. The National Weather Service and NOAA predict above normal hurricane and tropical storm warnings due to warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures in key areas of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
With as many as 17 named storms expected in the coming months, the shipping department at the Allegro Medical Hurricane Preparedness Center (AMHPC) is now working overtime to ship out emergency preparation kits to homes, schools and government agencies.
According to the Red Cross, a national survey reports that only seven percent of Americans have taken the three recommended actions to prepare for disaster: 1) Get a kit, 2) Make a plan, and 3) Be informed. That’s why Allegro, along with the Red Cross has joined a nationwide effort during September to promote National Preparedness Month.
Don’t wait. Order your kits today.
Basic products needed at a moment’s notice:
Basic First Aid Kit
Guardian Medical Alert System
Handybar 3in 1 Car Aid
Consider these products. They save lives:
Rescue Response Bag
Phillips HeartStart AED Defibrillator
First Responder Kit
Make A Plan. Be Informed.
1) Understand the storm-related hazards that could affect your family. Storm surges, flooding and high wind affect homes differently.
2) Know the safest locations in your home for each hurricane hazard and remember that the safest location to wait out a storm may not be your home but somewhere else in your community.
3) Plan escape routs from your house and choose predetermined meeting places. Look for a regrouping point within 10-20 miles from your home.
4) Choose a friend or family member outside your state as a central point of contact. Use email, blogs, mySpace and voice mail as a way of updating friends and family as storms approach and your safety/evacuation plans.
5) Decide now how you are going to evacuate pets if the situation worsens.
6) Post emergency phone numbers for police, fire and paramedics near your telephone. Ensure that children know when to call 911.
7) Evaluate your home owner’s insurance for flood damage. Most policies do not include flood damage coverage.
8) Stock non-perishable food, canned goods and store plenty of water.
9) Learn First Aid and CPR and take disaster preparedness classes.
10) Keep a NOAA weather radio and emergency preparation products in your home and car.
Each year Allegro Medical sends a team of product specialists to the medical equipment trade show, or Medtrade as it is known in the medical equipment and medical supply industry. We sift through thousands of new products making their way to market and meet with hundreds of manufacturers in order to be the first to bring our customers new and innovative products. This year, our team uncovered the best-of-the-best. We found items and devices that aim to make life easier, help with a disability or provide greater independence, mobility and quality of life. These nifty items are briefly described below but more information can be found by following the product links back to the www.AllegroMedical.com website.
Of the various products we reviewed, these caught the attention of our experts and have just been added to our product lineup at www.AllegroMedical.com.
A great new device that adapts to any household toilet, providing a foot operated way to flush. For anyone with limited mobility due to disability or injury, the FootFlush makes life easier. In addition to the general functionality of the FootFlush, the product promotes a more sanitary bathroom and better hygiene as hand contact with ones toilet is no longer necessary.
The BigJohn is an innovative product to assist in one of the most fundamental of daily living functions. The BigJohn toilet seat adapter fits over most toilets to add a comfortable and supportive seat for plus size patients, seniors or anyone looking for the most comfortable toilet seat. Unlike other adaptive toilet products like safety frames and seat elevators, the BigJohn was developed to meet the needs of the big-and-tall and heavy individual. It is built to last and boasts enough strength to support up to 1,200 pounds.
This pediatric posterior walker design by Wenzelite is favored by physical therapist. The posterior walker supports the child from behind, promoting a more upright posture and better trunk extension. For kids with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological, orthopedic and developmental disorders the posterior or reverse roller is a safer better alternative to traditional rollers.
EZ In and OutTM Wheelchair Loader
Anyone who has ever had to load a wheelchair into a car trunk or remove the same will appreciate this new back-saving product. The EZ in and OutTM addresses the challenges of loading and unloading a wheelchair from your boot as they say across the pond. Using a clever track system that rests inside the car trunk, a metal frame glides outward and then pivots down to accept the wheelchair. The wheelchair is simply leaned against the track and pivoted horizontal. Finally, and almost effortlessly the chair glides into the trunk, secured for travel. The loader works with most standard, folding wheelchairs and most full-size autos.
The famous 20th century architect Le Corbusier made the insightful statement, a house is a machine for living. If the house is a machine for living, the AIRGO Navigator is a machine for moving. Combining the functionality of a rolling walker and a transport wheelchair, the AIRGO Navigator is a multifunction transport device that eliminates the need for purchasing two separate mobility products. The rolling walker or rollator as they are known has improved the function and aesthetics of previous generations of traditional walkers. At the same time, wheelchair designers found that removing the large wheels from the back of a wheelchair in favor of smaller wheels made for a much lighter and compact transport device. Together these concepts have been skillfully married together to produce one of the most innovative and useful products we have seen this year.
OSI Mobility Sun Shade and Cart
Tens of thousands of Americans use power scooters to maintain daily independence. A power scooter enables one to independently travel to the grocery store, the doctors office, the hair salon or visit friends or family. A power scooter is more then just transportation for someone with limited mobility, it is a life enabler. In thinking beyond the power scooters functionality, OSI Mobility has developed a suite of accessory products including a sun shade and utility carts making the power scooter even more functional. Check out the tow-behind carts, shades, and holders here: OSI Mobility Products