What a moment.
Right now I am writing this from my home in New York City, with three children and my wife, waiting and watching to see where we go from here. It has been quite something to witness the entire city shut down before our eyes.
And as a person who works here at aeris, an air purifier company, I have also had a unique vantage point: all around the world, air purifiers are being sold at a record pace. Like face masks, many people have decided that even in social isolation, it is best to be on the safe side when a pandemic hits (especially if you live in an apartment building).
This has led to some truly scary events: people stockpiling hand sanitizer to make a profit, for example. Amazon selling out of toilet paper. And on and on.
We have seen this same dynamic with our own purifiers, as people begin the process of stocking for themselves.
Here’s the reality we are facing as a company: we will be selling out of our stock soon. Although air purifiers are not guaranteed to remove coronavirus specifically, people are still at the very least seeing the importance of healthy air now. But we are frustrated seeing this dynamic that essentially leads to a problematic distribution of resources.
In that spirit, rather than gouging customers, we will be providing a $100 discount on all of our aair lite air purifiers. Just use the code “100OFF” and you’ll be good to go for as many aair lites as you choose to buy.
In addition, if you are experiencing financial hardship and need to create a payment plan, please be in touch, and we will do everything in our power to make that happen (you can also buy through QVC, which has a financing option, but which is at full price at the moment).
It is as much as we can do right now, and we will keep looking for more ways to help. We would be glad to hear from you if you have ideas as well.
Wishing you all a safe time,
The aeris team