Since the shopping cart as we know it was first developed by Orla Watson in 1946 (He invented the nesting shopping cart)…It has become one of the most ubiquitous and commonplace items in the world. So why should we strive to have the same looking carts as everyone else? Aren’t we trying to differentiate our stores? If you look at the original carts from 1946…they look exactly the same as many carts we see today. If you were to walk into a grocery store from 1946, EVERYTHING would look different compared to a store of 2020. What we want customers to experience when they shop our stores have changed over 60 years: We encourage them to sit down and eat, to browse, to grab a cup of coffee, take a cooking a class and much more. But for many stores, shopping carts haven’t kept up with that change. Your checkout registers look mightily different versus those of the 1950s…Why should your shopping carts look like they are from the same era?
This problem is what Bemis carts are designed to address. It’s more than just stopping rust, having a cup holder or adding a splash of color that matches your store logo: In today's grocery stores, carts aren't only a basket on wheels; just like your store is no longer a space full of shelves with boxes of food. If you want every facet of your store to contribute to a positive customer experience – your carts should help perpetuate that.
Bemis followed a customer/user-centric approach to our development. Bemis carts are DESIGNED to elicit rave customer reviews…And they achieve that. Many stores that use our carts receive 4 and 5 star reviews about them.
This isn’t a normal occurrence when it comes to carts: One chain that rolled out Bemis Carts has over 50 online reviews, averaging 4.6 stars, posted about their new Bemis carts. They had 2 posts about shopping carts previously (that requested they get new ones).
If you are looking for a way to boost your image both physically and online, Bemis carts are one of the most simple and cost effective options of doing so.