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Peterborough Mobility Roadshow

Friday, July 9th, 2010 by morethan

More Than Mobility had a stand at the Mobility Roadshow which was held last week in Peterborough.  We knew it was going to be big but were still overwhelmed at just how much was on show.  The organisers say that it is the “world’s most comprehensive event of its kind” and it really did seem that way.   With over 150 mobility related exhibitors it was a fantastic opportunity to contrast and compare features and pricing.

The range went from every possible type of mobility daily living aid right through to mobility specialist cars with mobility scooters, power chairs, beds and rise and recline chairs in between.

When the show opened our stand, which had been lovingly set up and laid out by Elaine, the neat freak of the More Than Mobility Team, were suddenly 10 deep with people and the whole first day passed by at incredible speed.  The stand never looked so neat again with mobility scooters and powerchairs often having groups of customers trying them out and discussing the finer points together.   For us it was fantastic to meet with so many people, discuss their needs and have the opportunity to have such a wide range on display.  As always in the mobility sector everyone was sharing their experiences and preferences with us and with other customers so it was hugely rewarding.

We were selling all our products at the same price as our Internet prices – obviously our costs are higher when we attend an event because we have transport and stand fees to add on.  We know that our mobility products at More Than Mobility Everyday Internet prices are keenly priced and we had great feedback from people visiting the stand – can we also just say thank you to the customers who have written with such nice comments – our team really appreciated the positive feedback which is such a motivator for all of us.

We also had quite a few people saying that there was not enough seating around the show so we are passing on that feedback to the organisers for future shows.

If you are thinking about attending a mobility roadshow in the future here’s some thoughts.  It was incredibly busy on the first day so although everyone did get to see what they wanted it was busy and crowded on the stand.  It was a great buzz but you might want to come day 2 or 3 if you prefer it slightly less noisy!  Remember too if there is something specific you want to see or you want to collect a previous purchase on the day we are always happy to reserve a slot for your demo or take a purchase to the show ready for you to collect at an agreed time.  Just give us a call on 0800 046 3949.

Popular Products

For the More Than Mobility team it was the debut of the Micro Balance portable mobility scooter priced at £550.  It was so popular we even sold out of our entire stock!   But don’t worry there are more Micro Balance portable mobility scooters coming so if you would like to order just give us a call on 0800 046 3949

Our Managing Director David will be in touch soon with some updates on other products that we saw at the show.   But for now a big thanks to everyone who visited the stand and made our three days there so busy and interesting!

And finally we ran a prize draw on the stand and £50 of M&S vouchers are winging their way to one of our visitors who is a local to Peterborough – congratulations!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team