Product Solutions: Scooters

Retail mobility offers a world of revenue possibilities and scooters are a cornerstone offering in that regard.

Retail is quickly becoming the reality for many providers of standard mobility devices, and especially for providers of personal mobility scooters — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, scooters open up a world of new revenue possibilities for any provider willing to explore and learn this important product segment.

The reason that scooters have taken off as a cash sales category is that funding options are limited. Many retail scooter customers either don’t have Medicare funding, or they are Medicare beneficiaries that won’t to settle for basic items that CMS will cover, and can afford much better options. Add to that the fact that so many Baby Boomers are entering an age where they can benefit from a scooter, and can afford to buy what they want.

The result has been an explosion of scooters that cover the spectrum of patient needs. There are scooters models that focus on durability, simplicity and affordability for the budget-conscious, and there are full-featured offerings that come with all the bells and whistles that appeal to well-heeled retail customers.

Suffice it to say that retail scooters represent a solid business opportunity for providers looking to expand their revenues. Here are some recent mobility scooters and related products available on the market:

Victory 10 LXAdvanced suspension to absorb impact over rough surfaces

Victory 10 LX with CTS suspension

  • The Victory 10 LX with CTS (Comfort-Trac Suspension) offers a smooth ride with performance to match and is the nextgeneration in mobility scooter ride comfort.
  • Pride’s technology incorporates advanced suspension components for improved absorption over rough surfaces and a more comfortable ride over various terrains.
  • Features 400 lb. weight capacity, per charge range up to 16.1 miles, maximum speed of 5.6 mph, feather touch disassembly, and delta tiller.

Pride Mobility Products Corp.
(800) 800-8586
www.PrideMobility.com


SUITCASE GFRamp Puts a Premium on Portability

SUITCASE GF Ramp

  • The lightweight, single-fold portable ramp offers wheelchair and scooter users a ramp designed for a portable access.
  • Composed of glass-reinforced graphite fiber, the ramp features a full-length folding joint for additional strength, a slipresistant coating for increased traction, and high visibility lines on the outer edges.
  • The SUITCASE GF is available in five sizes, ranging from 29 in. to 82 in. long and from 7.75 lbs. to 21 lbs. in weight, and supports up to 660 lbs.

EZ-ACCESS
(800) 451-1903
www.ezaccess.com


Stars N Stripes ScootersScooters Focus on Safety and Design

Stars N Stripes Scooters

  • Stars N Stripes Scooters come in two models: Lite, which is for traveling, and the Deluxe, which is a luxury model scooter for when you are closer to home.
  • Safety features for both include anti-tippers, rear view mirrors, LED lights and an adjustable steering column.
  • The Lite model disassembles into four parts for easy transport, while upgrading to the Deluxe gives you a higher-performance scooter.

Stars N Stripes Scooters
(800) 767-9377
www.snsscooters.com


Zoom UphillPower Mobility for Individuals with Active Lifestyles

Zoom Uphill

  • The Zoom Uphill from Zoomability is a battery-powered, all-terrain mobility device capable of handling the outdoors and its variety of obstacles and types of terrain, including city streets and sidewalks.
  • It can handle hills, rocky and uneven ground, sand, snow and ice, due to its patented design.
  • A hub motor located at each wheel that allows all four tires to move independently and maintain contact with uneven surfaces.

Zoomability Inc.
(215) 917-0403
www.zoomability.com


ZooMe FlexFlexible folding design for transport and storage

ZooMe Flex

  • The ZooMee Flex Folding Travel Scooter is an option for on the go lifestyles by combining an ultra—lightweight design and its “flex” feature for single motion folding and unfolding for transport.
  • The ZooMe Flex comes with an angle adjustable delta tiller to position the controls in the ideal driving position, and provide easy throttle control for users with limited dexterity.
  • Features auto-folding seat with passed, adjustable armrests and fold down back as well as flat-free, non-marking tires for worry-free travel.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
(800) 371-2266
www.drivemedical.com


Scout DTSLightweight and easy to disassemble

Scout DTS

  • The Scout DTS can be disassembled quickly and easily into five easy-to-handle pieces for loading into a car, trunk or van.
  • The scooter comes equipped with Dynamic Suspension Technology on the front and rear for the smoother most comfortable ride possible.
  • Features include a quick connect battery pack and a delta-style tiller to make operating easier for those with limited strength.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
(800) 371-2266
www.drivemedical.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of HME Business.

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