Mobility retailers’ products of the month in October
What products are retailers in the industry raving about this October?
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
Drive 4mph Portable Scooter
Managing Director Karen Sheppard
“The Drive InStore 4mph car portable mobility scooter has been a really good seller this month. This is due to the fact it is unbranded from the manufacturer and so we can brand it ourselves, giving it a unique name of our own.
“This means when the customer comes into the store and we show them the scooter and give them the details, they cannot then go to a competitor or online to find the same scooter. This leads the customer back to us for their purchase.”
TPG DisableAids’ pick of the month
AJ Way Chatsworth
Managing Director Alastair Gibbs
“TPG DisableAids Ltd is a multi-disciplined retailer that covers a whole range of solutions for our customers. One of our staple offerings is the AJ Ways Chatsworth Riser / Recliner chair. Now whilst there are many riser recliners on the market, they are not all the same. We choose to sell this as a quality solution because we know it is built to a really high standard and is actually covered by a seven-year warranty. It has a solid beech wood frame which is doweled and glued with a proper seat suspension system that stands the test of time. We have found other, less expensive chairs to be made up with poor quality fibre board or used offcuts of plywood which is just stapled together which allows twisting and creaking, utilising cheap foam inserts for padding. The ability to have the chair tailored to size for our customers further enhance the flexibility of this chair.
“From a business perspective, we must realise that a client is only likely to buy one chair so we must maximise our opportunity and ensure they are not let down by the experience which may reflect on their confidence to buy from us another product. It would be annoying to lose the sale of a stairlift because they were uncomfortable in the armchair!”
Ableworld’s pick of the month
Drive’s Tri-Support Cane Tip
Senior Marketing Manager Michelle Mossford
“This was originally brought in because at the time Ableworld were not stocking anything like it. The tri-support cane three-tier tip provides better grip and control, increased stability than a conventional cane tip and allows the cane to stand on its own which can be extremely useful for those people that have arthritis or any condition that weakens hand grip.”
Style Mobility’s pick of the month
Pride Apex lite
Director Dominic Goldsmith
“The Pride Apex lite has proven incredibly popular this month for us. We are based in a busy seaside town with a large number of caravan parks in and around the area, therefore people are looking for a simple, lightweight and robust car boot scooter to enable them to make the most of their break.
“The Apex lite certainly ticks all the boxes. Its ease of use and durability have made it a winner for us and, with dozens sold, not one machine has been returned under warranty; it speaks for itself.”