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Cold & Flu Season is Coming: Dropship Medicine for Big Profits!

dropship medicineWith winter right around the corner and already here in some parts of the United States, cold and flu season is about to shift into high gear and you can have a very lucrative niche when you dropship medicine!

Colds and flu are so unpleasant that very few people try to tough it out when they catch the bugs that cause these miserable ailments.

This is perhaps especially true for the millions of worker bees who must trudge off to their place of employment regardless of how awful they feel. Ditto for the heads of companies and bosses, who need to be at work in order to keep things running smoothly.

The same holds true for stay at home mothers with small children. These moms can’t just take to their sick beds and leave the kiddies to fend for themselves. They must stay up and going.

Actually, this is the case for almost everyone. Very few members of the global population are able to simply give in to their cold or flu and stay in bed until the bug has run its course.

What does this mean to you, am ecommerce entrepreneur?

It means that you can do these sufferers a service while making a tidy profit for yourself by providing the medicines that will enable them to feel better and keep functioning.

WebMD offers some stats about your chances of getting the flu:

  • Percentage of the U.S. population that will get the flu, on average, each year: between 5% and 20%.
  • Number of Americans hospitalized each year because of flu complications: 200,000 on average.
  • The number of people who die each year from flu-related causes in the U.S.: varies with a range of 3,000-49,000 people yearly
  • In the U.S., influenza and pneumonia were the eighth leading cause of death in 2007.
  • Number of flu vaccine doses available in the U.S. for the 2010-2011 flu season: 160 million to 165 million.
  • In 2010, the CDC began recommending that everyone over six months of age get a flu vaccine as soon as it’s available.
  • Flu activity usually peaks in January and February.
  • One of the national health objectives for 2010 included getting 90% of people over age 65 and all nursing home residents vaccinated.
  • In 2008, the estimated vaccination levels for people over age 65 was: 70% for non-Hispanic whites, 52% for non-Hispanic blacks, and 52% for Hispanics.
  • During 2009-2010, a new and very different flu virus (called H1N1, or swine flu) spread worldwide, causing the first flu pandemic -- global outbreak of disease caused by a new flu virus -- in more than 40 years.
  • It is estimated that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic resulted in more than 12,000 flu-related deaths in the U.S. In contrast to seasonal flu, nearly 90% of the deaths occurred among people younger than 65.
  • The 2010-2011 flu vaccine protects against three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus, and the H1N1 virus that caused the 2009 pandemic.
  • It takes about two weeks after vaccination for an adult to develop antibodies against the flu.
  • The typical incubation period for the flu is one to four days. Adults can be contagious from the day before symptoms begin through five to 10 days after the illness starts.
  • A regular case of the flu typically resolves after three to seven days for the majority of people, although cough and fatigue can persist for more than two weeks.

From the Lysol website comes these facts about the common and completely awful cold:

  • Every year, Americans get approximately 1 billion colds.
  • Children have about 6-10 colds a year.
  • 22 million school days are lost every year due to the common cold.

Now, nobody is suggesting that you should capitalize on the misfortune of others. But, as you can see from the data above; people are definitely going to get sick with colds and flu.

Lots of people.

Those people will needs meds to help them through the worst of the symptoms and will buy them somewhere.

It might as well be from you, so gear up now for cold and flu season---dropship medicine and do yourself, as well as others, a favor!


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