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Why

Circular Economy

Sustainability was a prerequisite in the design brief, it echoes in our mission statement and is part of our establishment as a company. We pride ourselves in that we consciously designed a product that would offer our customers a circular economy opportunity; using recycled materials wherever possible and making the Shoppacart completely dissemble-able and reparable (all spare parts obtainable). We insist on using biodegradable packaging and recyclable materials that make up the Shoppacart.

Above all we have designed a product that, with sensible handling, should last a lifetime.

In the spirit of the circular economy, Shoppa Cart will endeavour to provide spare parts and components at a reasonable and affordable price should they be required for years to come. Shoppa Cart will also endeavour to design upgrades that integrate with your Shoppa Cart so that you are able to upgrade your Shoppa Cart as trends develop and change.

Environment

In 1937 the Humpty Dumpty grocery chain in Oklahoma USA introduced the first shopping cart. Over the decades, even though flawed with “Affordance” problems, the shopping cart as we know it has not changed.

Over 80 years ago shopping carts were designed to make customers buy more but never addressed a fundamental requirement: to get the purchases home. The Shoppacart addresses “Affordance” issues and expresses how objects should shape our future actions.

Shoppacart is designed to allow you to be kinder on the planet while experiencing convenience never seen before.

You don’t have to use plastic bags – simply load your shopping straight into the Shoppacart basket and head home.

If you shop with your own shopping cart, there will be less illegally dumped communal shopping carts clogging up waterways and causing unsightly visual pollution which is better for our environment.

The Shoppacart addresses the issues through human behavior in various contexts providing a solution that impacts “society” by catering suitably to the need, the “economy” by targeting the appropriate user, reducing loss and waste, and the “environment” by keeping carts off the streets, out of creeks and landfill.

Public Health

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and has made us all more conscious of our personal hygiene.

Owning your own cart contributes to maintaining public health.

Safety

Many people simply can’t be bothered returning communal shopping carts to the designated return areas or trolley bays which creates hazards in shopping centre car parks. The more people who using their own shopping carts the less chance there is of abandonment causing accidents and damage to vehicles.