Which stores have motorized shopping carts?
To help you find stores in your area that do offer motorized shopping carts, we contacted a wide range of national and regional chains. The stores with motorized shopping carts are listed by categories, including supermarkets, superstores and wholesale clubs, as well as those without.
Remember that there may not be all scooters fully charged when you arrive at the store. Note, as well, that some rules apply to motorized cart use:
These rules were noted by the associates we spoke with and, based on our research, seem to be fairly universal. Other rules and policies uncovered while compiling this list are noted under "Additional restrictions."
Find below a list of motorized cart stores, arranged by type.
Does Costco Sell Motorized/Handicap Carts And Wheelchairs?
Costco sells wheelchairs and motorized scooters both in-store and online in addition to lending them out to customers in need for free. The ecommerce website has wheelchairs, walkers and medical alert devices in its 'Health & Personal Care" section. Costco items must be reviewed with a minimum of four stars.
Costco carries an FSA-eligible wheelchair for $174.99, among other items. Costco also sells an 189.99 Rolling Walker/Wheelchair combination for $189.99. This item is eligible for reimbursement through the Flexible Spending Account Program.
A wide variety of medical equipment may be purchased in-store or online at Costco, including wheelchairs, walkers and medical alert devices. If you'd like to learn more about whether or not Target and Walgreens rent crutches, wheelchairs, and knee scooters, check out our related posts.
Costco sells wheelchairs and motorized carts for the handicapped.
Costco sells wheelchairs, motorized scooters in store and online.
These products are available online under 'Health & Personal Care" in the category of Wheelchairs, Walkers & Medical Alert devices'. Costco has reviewed all products and they have received a minimum rating 4 stars. They are also reasonably priced.
Costco sells wheelchairs which are eligible for FSA. Costco sells a Rolling Walker/Wheelchair for $174.99. It is FSA eligible. This combination retails at $189.99
Costco has a wide range of wheelchairs and walkers that you can order in-store or online.
Visit our related posts for more information about Target renting wheelchairs and scooters and Walgreens providing crutches or knee scooters.
Costco has wheelchairs for people with disabilities and motorized carts that they will lend out to their customers. Costco members are also eligible to bring 2 guests. Bring along a family member or friend to assist you in your shopping.
Costco sells wheelchairs, motorized handicap carts, and other accessibility products at competitive prices. This is in keeping with the company's ethos for retail competition.
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 1/4 powder coated steel. The tiller column is also reinforced by means of an additional metal bracket for utmost robustness. This makes it the most robust electric cart available.
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.
Do you plan to allow children (with disabilities) to use 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.
Motorized Scooter Carts: How to Use Them
The EZ-Shopper 8000 can back up at 1.5 mph. It's great for shops with narrow aisles where customers might get lost. 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! When driven properly, the EZ Shopper Motorized cart has excellent maneuverability and turning despite having a transaxle.
The maximum speed in forward mode is 2.5 miles an 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.
A viral image of a mobility scooter accident in a supermarket
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. It is easier to maintain than the faux-leather you may see on some mobility scooters. In our modern world, it is important to keep devices clean and clean them when they are handled by others. It only takes a few seconds to wipe your cart clean and it will be germ-free!
Both of these features are very useful when considering that the handicapped shopping trolleys may be used by a customer after another. This means they are put under greater wear and tear. A single electric shopping trolley purchase can last your business for a very long time. The top-of-the-line build and solid construction will eliminate the need to spend extra money on seat covers or other accessories.