Portable urinal sales skyrocket on Amazon
One theory is COVID-19 fears are making many people avoid public restrooms.
(KYMA, KECY, CNN) — This summer’s “must buy” item could end up being portable urinals. Analytics firm “Profitero” is reporting searches for urinal bags on Amazon have increased 500% in the past six weeks.
In case you do not know, a urinal bag is exactly what it sounds like. It is a plastic bag you can bring anywhere to do your business. Chemicals inside the bag turn liquid into an odorless solid you can throw away anywhere.
So why the surge in popularity?
One theory is COVID-19 fears are making many people avoid public restrooms. Americans are also taking more road trips and camping instead of flying.
“Ad Age” reports “Travel John” — which makes urinal bags — is hitting the brakes on its social media marketing to give its supply time to catch up to demand.