Face masks in hot demand

A lot of Kiwis have been looking to stock up on face masks and hand sanitiser, and there have been thousands of searches for these items onsite.

In the last seven days we've seen nearly 73,000 searches for 'face mask' which is up 2,400 per cent on the year prior.

Face Mask

On Saturday alone we saw 13,500 searches for 'face mask'.

Searches for hand sanitiser were also up nearly 5,500 per cent on the same time last year and last week we saw almost 9,000 hits. 

Hand Sanitiser

There's currently over 200 listings for hand sanitiser and around 40 listings for face masks onsite.

We expect to see a lot more searches for these items over the coming weeks if the Coronavirus continues to spread.

Media

One News - Demand for medical supplies surge as Kiwis rush to stock up

Stuff - Coronavirus fuels demand around face masks

Newshub - Searches for coronavirus protection skyrocket on Trade Me

NZ Herald - Auckland pharmacy sells face masks for $30 each