Mobility retailers’ product of the month in June 2019
What products are retailers in the industry raving about?
Wondering which products are grabbing retailers’ attention? Each month, retailers in the mobility industry highlight one product that has stood out for them and why…
People First Mobility’s pick of the month
Carlett 900 from Able2
Managing Director Karen Sheppard
“For the product of the month for June, I have chosen the Carlett 900, a new edition to the Able2 range which has many useful features.
“I was impressed when I first saw it as it is compact, very smart, easy to push and manoeuvre, yet also stable. It only weighs 6.4kg, so it is light enough to lift onto the bus when going to town.
“It has a larger bag than I expected and includes a separate removable bag as well. The 52cm high cushioned seat provides the user with a handy opportunity to take the weight off their feet and the seat is really comfortable, but the user weight is only 100kg which is a bit disappointing as most walkers with seats are a minimum of 18stone.
“The handlebars are adjustable and it folds up really easily so can be stored away when not in use. The front swivel wheels can also be fixed if you don’t want them turning 360 degrees or locked so they only swivel 90 degrees.
“The handlebar is comfy to grip and the double system brakes are really easy to use, even if you suffer from arthritis. If you have an umbrella or walking stick, that is not a problem as it comes with a holder fitted.
“There is a personal belongings holder, ideal for your shopping list or a few light bits of shopping. Overall this is a welcome addition to the market and an ideal shopping companion.”
TPG DisableAids’ pick of the month
Walking stick range from Classic Canes
Managing Director Alastair Gibbs
“For our choice this month, I wanted to look at how you maximise the potential of a customer that comes into the showroom looking for a particular mobility solution and how it is possible to add accessories and complementary products to improve the sales revenue responsibly.
“If a customer is looking to purchase a mobility scooter or maybe a rollator, then there will be times when it is either not convenient or inappropriate to use and they would perhaps use a walking stick instead. So it is important to have in store a really good range of both functional and aesthetically pleasing walking sticks.
“These walking sticks can be seen not only as walking aids but also as fashion or style statements, especially for the ladies. It is not unusual to sell three or four sticks or canes to the same customer in different colours or designs to suit different clothing outfits.
“Whilst it is clearly important to ensure the cane is appropriate for the individual and is able to give the correct amount of support, it is also a perfect opportunity to add to the other sales.
“We choose to use a number of suppliers but for sheer range and style, it is difficult to beat ‘Classic Canes’. They have stylish, functional and quality canes in the range and should be something to suit all customers.”
Ableworld’s pick of the month
Toothpaste Squeezer from Shine
Senior Marketing Manager Michelle Mossford
“This is a great little product to have in any bathroom.
“This toothpaste squeezer is designed to squeeze the contents out of tubes by clamping and squashing them as you turn the knob.
“The device is ideal for people with a weakened grip, or very useful for one handed use and is perfect for toothpaste and similar tubes.”
Lifestyle & Mobility’s pick of the month
Minimo Autofold from TGA Mobility
Business Development Manager Darren Macey
“We have been eagerly waiting for TGA to release their version of an auto-folding scooter and I have to say; it was worth the wait!
“Auto folding scooters are definitely the product to have on your shop floor. For us, we have about eight different models, as we want to give our customers a good choice and range to look at.
“What TGA do best is provide a great quality product that won’t let you down and we can really see that in the build quality and the stylish finish. We’ve only had them in for a week and have already sold a few units.
“It’s not the lightest on the market but a really high specification scooter with a really comfortable padded seat; pneumatic tyres, which gives added comfort when traveling over rougher terrain; and a lithium battery for a range up to 10 miles.
“I would also say the Minimo Autofold is by far of the most stable auto fold in our range. You’ll have to try it to believe it.”https://thiis.co.uk/mobility-retailers-product-of-the-month-in-june/https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Classic-Canes-fashionable.jpg?fit=1000%2C667&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Classic-Canes-fashionable.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsRetailers' Products of the MonthTrade FocusAble2,Ableworld,classic canes,Lifestyle & Mobility,mobility dealer,mobility equipment,mobility products,mobility retailer,mobility sector,People First Mobility,Shine,TGA,TGA Mobility,TPG DisableAidsWhat products are retailers in the industry raving about? Wondering which products are grabbing retailers’ attention? Each month, retailers in the mobility industry highlight one product that has stood out for them and why…People First Mobility's pick of the month Carlett 900 from Able2 Managing Director Karen Sheppard“For the product of the...Sarah SarsbySarah Sarsbysarah@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine