The Many Uses of Shopping Carts – Gear up With Gregg’s


Hey there! My name’s Manny, and I’m part of
the Marketing team here at Gregg Distributors. Welcome back to Gear up With Gregg’s. Today, we’re going to be talking about the line of carts we carry from Priority. Did you know that one of the first shopping carts was invented back in 1937, by Sylvan Goldman, who was the owner
of a supermarket chain in Oklahoma. He wanted to invent a way to encourage customers
to carry more groceries. And so the shopping cart was born! Well… kind of. The first design was inspired by a folding chair in his office, when he had the idea to add a basket to it. Thankfully, the design has drastically improved since then. Today, we see them where ever we go,
and it’s not hard to understand why. They save us time, energy, and money. In fact, these are the same carts we use here in our own facilities. There’s the platform truck that comes with, or without, a second-level basket. And the traditional shopping cart that comes with either one basket or two. Let’s start with the platform truck. These carts are heavy-duty and durable, made of metal with a zinc plating topped off with a protective varnish. The flatbed of the one-level platform truck can hold up to 200 kilograms. While the two-level can hold up to 140 kilograms at the base, and 60 kilograms within the basket. The great thing about the two-level platform truck is that you can hold smaller items in the basket and, if you don’t plan on using it, you can fold it down to allow for more space. With this cart’s durability and weight capacity, you can easily transfer large, heavy items, which makes them the perfect cart for parts departments, hardware stores, grocery stores, and warehouses like Gregg’s! Next are the shopping carts. They have a grey powder
coat, with a scratch-resistant finish to handle the bumps and bruises of daily use. And, if that’s not enough, they also feature
blue polypropylene corner bumpers to further protect
the carts and objects they may bump in to. The single-basket cart is able to hold up
to 30 kilograms on top and 45 kilograms on the bottom. While the two-basket cart can
hold up to 35 kilograms on top and 40 kilograms on the bottom. These carts are great for transporting smaller items with their deep baskets and narrow mesh to keep them from slipping through. This makes them great for supermarkets, small warehouses, and shops. The rear casters are
locked in place, while the front casters swivel smoothly,
allowing for precise steering. And, if you have multiples of the same cart, they can be nested together for easy organization in order to save storage space. We even carry the replacement parts for the casters
and bumpers, just in case your cart sees a bit too much wear and tear. Now, if you have any
questions, feel free to give us a call, and one of our staff will be happy to help you out. And, if you want to stay in touch, and continue to learn more about our products and how they’re used, click that subscribe button and leave us a like. And, as always,
have a great Canadian day!

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