The Best Motorized Shopping Cart for Sale in 2021
- 12 Nov, 2020
Introduction to Motorized Shopping Carts
Doing your own shopping when suffering from a disability or when you have difficulty in walking is an incredibly tiresome activity - both physically and mentally. Grocery stores and supermarkets are just not designed for those that struggle with mobility. Having a motorized shopping cart, however, can change that. Our guide to finding the best motorized shopping carts for sale, can help you start shopping again with ease.
These specialized motorized carts come with huge baskets so that you can add all your favorite items to your motorized shopping cart quickly and easily. Plus they are narrow enough to fit up and down aisles of grocery stores. While most shops have made their aisles wide enough to fit a mobility scooter or wheelchair, it is still important for a shopping cart to be streamline. If they’re not, you can easily get in people’s way and start to feel flustered.
The best motorized shopping carts for sale that we recommend in our guide are well designed - meaning that not only are they streamlined, they run quietly and are highly economical in how they use their power.
The EZ-Shopper 8000 is a top of the line electric shopping cart for sale, designed for grocery, supermarket and other shopping applications. If you have customers coming to your stores that find walking difficult or struggle to carry their purchases around, then this is the in-store mobility scooter that will help them have a safe shopping experience.
The Electro Kinetic Technologies, EZ-Shopper 8000 Electric Shopping Cart provides safe transport of mobility impaired individuals during their shopping trip.
The cart features the industry’s highest total capacity 1000 pounds, high impact red plastic shroud, heavy duty 1 ¼” powder coated steel welded black frame, a keyless power on/off, deep cycle AGM rechargeable batteries, on board UL, cUL listed 120/240 VAC battery charger, vinyl washable seat, and solid maintenance free non-marking tires.
KEY FEATURES OF THIS MOTORIZED CART
- Superior power with 0.6 hp DC motor & dual drive wheels
- Maximum Traction – drive wheels located directly under the rider
- Economical operation – over 80% motor efficiency
- Quieter running – less than 45 db
- Greater reliability resulting in low maintenance costs & less downtime
- Two basket sizes: 9100 in3 or 6600 in3
- Key or keyless power on
- Gauge package: battery charge indicator and run time hours display
- Automatic parking brake and reverse warning tone & horn
SPECIFICATIONS OF THIS MOTORIZED CART
- BRAND: Electro Kinetic Technologies
- TOP SPEED: 2.5 mph
- WEIGHT CAPACITY: 1000 lbs
- Basket size:9100 in3 or 6600 in3
What is a Motorized Shopping Cart?
Motorized shopping carts are essentially mobility scooters designed for use in stores, malls and supermarkets. They are electrically powered and defined by extremely large front baskets for shoppers to deposit their intended purchases as they shop around a store.
Another way to look at these devices is through the concept of them being shopping carts powered by electric drive wheels, with a seat attached for the user to sit on as they go through the store.
EK Tech: EZ-Shopper 8000 Electric Shopping Cart for Sale
If you’re looking for a safe transport electric shopping cart to add into your store, then the Electro Kinetic Technologies EZ Shopper 8000 Electric Shopping Cart is the one you should be looking into. Out of every electric shopping cart in the industry, this one features a weight capacity of a thousand pounds. There’s no other electric shopping cart on the market that can handle this much weight – meaning it will not only accommodate any rider to come into your store, but it will also be able to handle anything they want to purchase from hefty bags of pet food right on down the line to gallons of milk or water.
Not only that, but it’s built with a high impact red plastic shroud. This is paired with a heavy duty 1 ¼ inch powder coated steel black frame. It’s not just useful, but it’s aesthetically pleasing! Because so many people are going to be using it every day, this electric shopping cart for sale operates via a keyless on and off power switch. Just a touch of the button and your shoppers will be able to start moving, no assistance from a store employee needed! That means your employees won’t need to waste valuable time trying to fetch and retrieve the key, and there will be no risk of a customer accidentally losing a key, thus rendering the electric shopping cart useless. That means it’s going to be easier to handle and keep track of the most public restrooms!
It comes with deep cycle AGM rechargeable batteries, an on board UL, and a cUL listed 120/240 VAC battery charger. Perhaps most important however is the fact that the vinyl seat is easy to wash down and sanitize, meaning it will constantly be up to health standards for both your customers, your employees, and yourself. This is an especially important feature during our current years, as so many people are still concerned about the health risks involved with the Covid-19 Pandemic. You can be confident that cleaning up will be a painless job! Paired with a set of solid maintenance free non marking tires, and you’re going to have an electric shopping cart that is purely beneficial to your store. With the EZ Shopper 8000 Electric Shopping Cart, you’ll find that it’s no mess, no fuss, and virtually no drawbacks.
Heavy Duty features
No worries if your shoppers are heavy and have lots of things to buy - this motorized cart pulls 1000 pounds along with ease. That’s an outstanding figure compared to other such carts on the market. That means that no matter the weight of your customer, they’re still going to be able to load groceries and other purchases into the basket attached to the electric shopping cart without it affecting the speed of the cart or risking it becoming a safety hazard.
Other points showing its heavy duty build include: a plastic molded shroud that absorbs high impact forces, a steel skeleton made of super strong 1 ¼ powder coated steel. The tiller column is also reinforced by means of an additional metal bracket for utmost robustness. That means it’s the single sturdiest electric shopping cart on the mark.
Maintaining your Motorized Cart
For ease of maintenance of your store and motorized cart, you get tires which are mark-free and flat free, as well as a plastic washable seat. This is different from the faux leather you might see on other mobility scooter models, which is harder to clean. And especially in our current times, we all know that staying clean, and keeping devices handled by strangers clean, is of the utmost importance! All it takes is a quick wipe down, and then your cart is going to be germ free and sparkling clean!
These are both very welcome features when you consider that handicapped shopping carts often find themselves in constant use by one customer followed by another. This means they are put under greater wear and tear. Because the electric shopping cart is so easy to maintain, a single purchase will last you and your store a long time. There will also be no need for any extra expenses – like seat covers, etc – due to the solid, easy to clean nature and the top of the line build.
Running the Motorized Scooter Cart
The EZ-Shopper 8000 can back up at 1.5 mph. This is great for stores with narrow aisles, where users might miss a turn. That means even smaller stores can offer this feature to their clients; something that’s sure to bring in even more business, now that the store has become more accessible! Note that with proper driving the EZ Shopper Motorized Cart enjoys excellent turning and maneuverability despite its transaxle system.
In forward mode, the top speed is 2.5 miles per hour. This is a perfect speed for store use, as it isn’t so fast that it will create accidents and mini crashes, yet it still allows cart riders to proceed at regular pedestrian speed. That means they won’t get frustrated by having to trudge along at a slower pace than their fellow customers – or the family members accompanying them on the trip – can walk.
Viral Image of Mobility Scooter Accident in Supermarket
Choose from a generous array of in-stock colors. These include green, blue, black, gray, red, and tan. You can also have a custom color made to your specification, based on company color themes.
Speaking about safety, this supermarket mobility scooter has you covered in a slew of other ways - including a short wheel base that makes tipping practically impossible, a shutoff switch preventing the scooter operating whilst charging, an auxiliary brake which kicks in automatically upon parking, an audio signal when the cart is backing up, and of course, a warning horn at the users disposal.
This EK-Tech scooter shopping cart is SUL and cUL approved and certified.
Motorized Shopping Cart Weight Limit
The weight limit on our disability shopping cart is 1000 lbs. This is the highest you can get in the industry and allows even the heaviest handicapped shoppers to carry a similarly heavy load in the cart’s basket.
How much does an Electric Shopping Cart for Sale Cost?
The EK Tech: EZ-Shopper 8000 Powered Shopping Cart is on sale at Scooter ‘N Chairs at only $1984.00. This very reasonable price includes free shipping and 0% taxes for most US customers.
Which options of Shopping Carts are for Sale at Scooters 'N Chairs?
EK Technologies' mobility scooter & shopping cart for sale come with several options you can decide on based on your particular needs.
Besides customs colored shrouds mentioned above, you can choose between the following:
- The front basket comes in two sizes, medium size, suitable for small stores or clothes stores with a volume of 6600 inches cubed, or large, giving you a generous 9100 cubic inches of room. The latter is preferred by supermarkets where customers need all the space they can for their groceries.
- Handy tray for customer’s small items such as a cellphone, keys
- Optional ignition key (for security) or keyless motor startup
- Armrest are optional for less wear and tear or to accommodate wider shoppers
- Upgrade higher-end gauge with battery charge indicator and approximate remaining run time
- Extra high capacity battery. Battery set increases per charge usage by ⅓.
In summary, here's a table showing the key specs of this electric shopping cart
|Best in||Name||Use application||Basket size||Charge capacity||Top speed||Weight capacity||Motor power|
|Best Motorized Shopping Cart for Sale||EK Tech: EZ-Shopper 8000||Stores and supermarkets||9100 in³||70 Ah||2.5 mph||1000 lbs||0.6 hp|
Advantages of our Powered Shopping Cart
- Direct current motor rated at 0.6 horsepower and dual drive wheels for excellent power
- Drive wheels are below user for superior torque
- Environmentally friendly at 80 percent energy efficiency
- Runs at a pleasant 45 decibels -to conserve your store’s ambiance
- Amazing reliability means you pay less in maintenance costs and the cart is rarely unavailable to customers
- On the rare occasion it might need maintenance, the quick-and-easy flip-back rear deck makes it the most service-friendly cart available.
- We do not have used electric shopping carts for sale. This means you can rest assured that all our carts are under manufacturer warranty and you won’t have any nasty surprises that often come with second hand mobility scooters
Disadvantages of our Powered Supermarket Cart
Shopping mobility scooters are made with a pretty limited use in mind - shopping within stores.
This means that they need a smooth area to operate on, such as a store’s linoleum or tile flooring, which is without bumps or thresholds. They aren’t designed to overcome obstacles beneath them.
To keep them sturdy despite all the weight loaded onto them, these carts aren't built to disassemble and are very heavy to lift.
The top speed will be low, which is to enhance safety in stores, and plush seats aren't available as they pose wear and tear as well as hygiene issues in such applications.
Bottom line, if you need a mobility scooter for any other use but inside stores, the EZ Shopper is not the one for you. If you are trying to make your store more accessible, this is the best thing you could buy!
Who manufactures Electric Shopping Carts?
EZ-Shopper 8000 carts are constructed in the United States by Electro Kinetic Technologies. EK-Tech, as they are otherwise known, are experts with 25 years of experience in the field of ergonomically focused solutions.
From their Germantown WI 85,000 foot² facility, they produce industrial level products, including their Retail Group, which manufactures the E-Z Shopper cart scooter that is mentioned in this article.
What other names are there for Motorized Shopping Carts?
- Electric Cart
- Scooter Cart
- Mobility shopping cart
- Supermarket mobility scooter
Who are Shopping Mobility Scooters intended for?
Though adult scooters are often associated with people unable to walk, motorized shopping carts appeal to and are necessitated by a larger crowd.
Think about people who are generally able to walk, but not the long distances required in a mall or large Supermarket. Many elderly customers, or those with health conditions, are fine with walking normally but the added strain of carrying shopping bags around goes beyond their abilities.
How do you use a Motorized Shopping Cart?
Handicapped store scooters are operated pretty much the same as regular mobility scooters. There is a steering column positioning in front of the passengers’ legs, and invariably a wig-wag lever system for forward or reverse functions.Turning is achieved the same as would on a bicycle - by turning the control area to the travel direction of choice.
Can anyone use the Electric Carts at Stores?
For the reasons delineated above, many stores have a policy where anyone can use their mobility shopping carts, even though they enter the store without any mobility aids or clear symptoms of disability. In fact, stores are not legally allowed to refuse the use of an electric cart to someone based on visual symptoms alone, nor are they allowed to request that the customer give a reason for needing one.
We often find stores buy a few such scooters to allow, not only the most needy to benefit from a cart, but also so those for whom an electric cart is a major help to their shopping abilities can use one.
Why buy an Electric Shopping Cart for Sale?
Besides the obvious help that it provides to shoppers who need them, there is a strong business case for getting a supermarket mobility scooter for your store.
With very minimal running costs, store owners report an increase in bottom line performance, fueled by customers who either would not be able to shop without them at all, or are now spending longer in-store and picking more items off the shelves with the knowledge that all is being taken care of by their mobility cart.
Are stores required to Provide Electric Carts?
The ADA stipulates as a requirement that store owners accommodate mobility scooter users entering their premises. However, this does not mean they are responsible to provide shopping mobility aids.
It is up to each store and organization to decide whether to provide this service to less able customers. As mentioned above, the benefits of offering personal shopping mobility aids to customers make it in the interest of the shop themselves to accommodate such customers regardless of the lack of legal obligation.
Mobility Scooters in Shops
Using Personal Mobility Scooters in Supermarkets
Why should stores get motorized carts for their customers if disabled customers have their own mobility scooters anyhow?
Firstly, there are many people who aren’t at the stage where they need a mobility scooter to get around, yet would appreciate one and purchase more items if offered one at a store.
Shopping presents extra strains such as standing for long periods, pushing heavy carts and walking longer distances than usual.
Also consider that using standard mobility scooters inside stores has disadvantages to both the patient and the store, including:
- The Basket is many many times smaller, leading to less purchases.
- Turning radius may not be suited to narrow store aisles
- Personal scooters not designed for stores can be too powerful for your store’s environment, leading to collisions
- Weight capacity on normal disability scooters aren’t designed to include the extra weight of shopping which can often be more than the weight of the rider themselves!
The image below demonstrates how disability scooter riders have no place to put their shopping
This table shows Standard Mobility Scooters compared with Powered Shopping Carts
|Large front basket||Quiet operation||Good for tight spaces||Ultra high weight capacity||Navigates obstacles||Available to all||Travel friendly||Wear and Tear|
|Standard mobility scooter||No||Sometimes||Sometimes||No||Yes||No||No||High|
|Powered shopping cart||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Low|
This video clip shows use of a standard mobility scooter in a supermarket:
Which Stores have Motorized Shopping Carts
You will most often find powered carts in grocery stores such as:
- Giant Food
- Trader Joe’s
- WinCo Foods
- Whole Foods Market
Shopping scooters are also very prominent in superstores such as Walmart, Costco and Target.
In other departments like home improvement stores, department stores and outdoors stores, the trend to have mobility cart scooters available for disabled customers is growing steadily, with more stores starting to offer this service as time goes on.
Supermarket Motorized Shopping Cart policies
Having powered carts in your store will mean you’ll have to decide on some kind of policy to deter abuse of the service.
Customers using carts as prank tools, or customers who aren’t disabled making use of the carts will need to be approached. Be sure to do this carefully, as approaching someone who does need the cart but isn’t visibly disabled could result in a discriminatory suit being brought up, or a visit from the ADA.
Will you allow (disabled) children to use the electric shopping carts? Points to consider: Children might not have the same control over the vehicle that adults do and will be riding a scooter that was designed for a user much larger than them.
You also need to decide whether you’ll allow carts outdoors for shoppers to be able to get right until their cars with the cart. If yes, bear in mind the risk of rain damage and/or obstacles along the way causing issues to both the rider and your cart.art.
Why buy your Shopping cart Mobility Scooters at Scooters 'N Chairs?
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We are here to assist you with the most personalized, patient and friendly team on the market, who find no question too trivial and will personally research any questions or queries you might have, until you are totally comfortable you have found the perfect shopping cart Mobility Scooters to purchase. For any questions about our top-of-the-line elevating seat electric wheelchairs, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team. We are available by phone, livechat, email - these details can be found on our contact us page linked above.
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