3 Things to Consider When Investing in Retail Equipment.

Apr 29, 2020 | Blogs

Over the past decade, the retail industry has undergone a significant transformation, which has been predominately driven by convenience and high demand. A pivotal moment in the retail sector has been defined by the rise in emerging technologies, which have changed both B2B and B2C interaction. But how can retail and distribution companies win amidst demanding consumers, the noise in the market, high prices and constant need for equipment maintenance? Here are three things to consider when investing in retail equipment.

Quality:
Despite the e-commerce tech trends, which may come and go, we have noticed that you can never go wrong when you invest in quality and durable equipment. As e-commerce demand continues to rise rapidly, both machine and man will have to work harder and smarter. A large part of satisfying this demand is ensuring that your business has reliable machines that can do the job.

Quality remains an essential asset for retail companies and this is precisely why our retail clients invest in our electric tugs. Investing in quality equipment helps clients maintain customer satisfaction, optimize their productivity, and, most importantly, reduces the risks and costs of replacing damaged goods due to faulty equipment. Our tugs are thoughtfully designed, hand-assembled in our factory, using only the best materials, and in this way, we can guarantee excellence with every machine.

It is said that quality never goes out of style, and this is especially true when it comes to high-quality equipment. Investing in quality equipment today will save you time and money tomorrow.

 

A T1000 with shopping cart module

Efficiency & Ergonomics:
For many retailers, operating costs can either make or break the business. Thus, optimizing and streamlining operations can provide your business with the security it needs to survive any season. We know that many factors contribute to improving efficiency, for example, working environment, space, people and products. But one factor that is often overlooked is ergonomics.

At Movexx we are committed to ensuring that our machines are relevant for the users’ needs, capabilities and environment. This means that we always consider the user’s abilities, work conditions and work hours. By creating a harmonious relationship between our tugs and the user, we improve operational optimization and increase worker-productivity. We believe that ergonomic and efficiency go hand-in-hand. So, it is especially gratifying to design tugs that can move various types of carts and roll containers without causing physical strain to the user.


Versatility
As we have mentioned before, retail is continuously looking for opportunities to perform most efficiently and effectively possible. Achieving this involves more than implementing the latest operational processes, but rather spending time looking for versatile solutions that give you more bang for your buck. Incorporating multipurpose or tailor-made solutions into your retail business can be essential to meeting your customer needs and your business goals.

While working with retail customers, we have had the pleasure of developing new and innovative solutions — some examples of this are our MD1000 and the H0170.

The H0170 is a tilting hook that enables the operator to safely maneuverer and transport goods on incline ramps. The self-aligning hook couples effortlessly onto the trolley, allowing the user to quickly hook-up and go! The H0170 can also be connected to an existing T1000 or T1500, making those tug even more versatile.

 

A video about the new H0170 hook


Conclusion
As technology continues to develop, investing-in and implementing new technology will require retail companies to truly weigh-up all the costs and benefits beforehand.

At Movexx, we pride ourselves on producing relevant and easy-to-use technology, which is helpful to your business and your employees. We specialize in developing suitable solutions that make retail operations more efficient, employees more productive and businesses more profitable. Contact us today to see how we can help your retail business operate at new heights.

A T1500 pulls a train of 6 retail carts