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Maintaining a competitive space in the global retail environment requires developing new methods and technologies to reduce the costs of preventable injuries, improve productivity, and bridge the gap between e-commerce shopping and the in-store experience.

Shopping Cart Collection and Trolley Management
The QuicKART® M3 and QuicKART® M3 HD are the world’s first and most popular shopping cart and trolley retrieval solutions. The M3 and M3 HD cart management solutions are ergonomically designed to increase productivity, capacity, and employee morale while decreasing strain-related injuries and damage to property. In 2017, we introduced the QuicKART® M4 the 4th generation of cart retrieval–value engineered to deliver the most cost effective solution for cart management.

E-commerce Fulfillment and Stocking
The Smart:Drive and Smart:Rack are part of the Smart:System, our premiere solution designed to maximize the efficiency of order picking or restocking. The Smart:System combines the Smart:Drive, a compact power assist that can be easily operated in store environments, with the Smart:Rack, a configurable order fulfillment and restocking cart.The Smart:Stack is a unique pallet system that allows carts containing orders to be easily placed in warehouse racks, freeing up valuable back room floor space.

Guest Experience
Our personal mobility scooters for retail shopping guests, the SmartKART and SKoot, offer comfort and durability to retail guests who desire the utmost in safety, capacity, and maneuverability. Developed at the request of our retail partners looking for an electric shopping cart that reflected top brand quality and delivered an exceptional guest experience, the SmartKART is a high performance motorized shopping scooter that exceeds expectations even in the most demanding retail environments. The Skoot

Commercial Cleaning
The QuicKLEEN is our ergologistic, multipurpose, ride-on janitorial cart, which is ideal for efficiently managing large and high-traffic retail environments. Capable of delivering 50% productivity returns in the commercial cleaning space, the QuicKLEEN enables your workforce to manage multiple tasks quickly and efficiently, while virtually eliminating strain-related injuries, and expanding your labor pool.

All of our products are supported by our global distribution and service network, the most extensive in cart management.


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QuicKART® M3
The 3rd generation of the QuicKART®, the M3 delivers the most advanced features in cart management. The M3 safely and easily moves 30 nested shopping carts with a single operator, increasing productivity of cart retrieval by 100% while reducing risk and injury.
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QuicKART® M3 HD
The QuicKART® M3 HD is the high capacity, heavy duty, all-weather solution to cart retrieval designed for heavy carts and high volume stores. The M3 HD optimizes cart return control and productivity under extreme conditions.
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Smart:Drive
Smart:Drive: an independent drive system interchangeable with a variety of flatbed carts & trolleys. When combined with a Smart:Rack, the Smart:System delivers unprecedented safety & efficiency in pick-and-pack order fulfillment.
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Smart:Rack
The Smart:Rack is a pick-and-pack order fulfillment cart ergonomically designed to reduce employee injury in order fulfillment and increase efficiency and capacity. When combined with a Smart:Drive, the Smart:System is the safest, most efficient order fulfillment solution in the world.
SmartKART
SmartKART
The SmartKART offers best in class features for retail guest mobility: a 30 in. turning radius, an 800 lb (360 kg) capacity, and a wheelbase designed for extreme stability. The SmartKART provides power shoppers unparalleled shopping capacity, comfort, and reliability.
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SKoot
Offering retail guests comfort and reliability in a lightweight design, the SKoot's features are best in class: a 30 in. turning radius, innovative stability technology, and 700 lb (320 kg) of shopping capacity.
Strategic Challenges for Retail

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E-Commerce
How is grocery going to be reshaped by digital? FMI and Nielsen predict that food shopping will reach digital maturity in the US in the next decade, much faster than other industries. By 2025, the share of online grocery spending could reach 20% of total grocery sales, representing $100 Billion in annual customer sales. This market shift presents both a challenge and an opportunity for grocery retailers. The competition for online market share has already begun, as major players build their online offerings and linked promotions. To survive and prosper, grocery stores will need to quickly adapt to deliver the convenience that online shoppers expect.
  • Globally, online retail purchases totaled over $1.5T in 2015 and are projected to reach $3.4T in 2019.
  • U.S. online retail sales in 2016 exceeded $290 billion, growing 14% over 2015.
  • Online grocery sales reached $20B representing 4.3% of all grocery sales.
  • FMI projects online grocery sales will account for up to 20% of all grocery sales by 2025. They project compound annual growth rates between 9-20%. At the top end of the range, that represents a 500% increase over the next decade.

Flexible Infrastructure
Many online grocery shoppers want to still select a portion of their purchase at the store. That fact, combined with targeted promotions, rewards a visit to the store where shoppers can pick up an order. This “click and collect” model can also be extended to add local delivery. The challenge is that click and collect is changing the way the typical grocery store operates. The store is becoming both a destination for customers wanting a store experience and a customer-facing mini DC, with order picking during normal business hours. This requires re-inventing a number of processes in the store. Just like in a DC, order-picking efficiency reduces costs. But the tools that drive efficiency in a DC are not well suited for in-store operation. Dane specializes in helping retailers bridge the functions of the existing infrastructure with the demands of last mile of e-commerce delivery and order picking.


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Aging Workforce
The average age of retirement in the U.S. is 61, and rising. With age comes increased risk of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), work-related injury, and workplace fatigue. The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (US) reports an annual 185,000 workplace injuries for retail and wholesale trade, with 7 days lost from work on average per injury. Workers above age 45 are 1.25-2 times as likely to suffer lost-work injuries due to MSD’s than those younger than 30, and workers above age 50 require on average twice as many days away from work to recover from injury than workers below 30. Maintaining a competitive space in the global retail environment requires leveraging new methods and technologies to reduce the costs of preventable injuries while improving productivity.
  • Conservatively a “lost-time injury” from returning shopping carts manually, will result in at least $12,000 in workers compensation costs.
  • Preventing these injuries results in savings that go directly to the stores bottom line – at a 2% margin, that’s equivalent to $600,000 in sales.

Rates of Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Increase with Age

Age Group Average (MSD) Rates (per 10,000 FTE):
All Workers 36.1
Age 45-54 41.7
Age 25-34 33.0
Age 20-24 28.3
Age 16-19 19.3

Dane Solutions:

  • Stocking & Order Picking: The Smart:System is the innovative solution for restocking & order fulfillment.
  • Shopping Cart Collection & Trolley Management: The QuicKART Series redefines shopping cart collection – transforming it from manual labor to a safe, efficient, mechanized process.
  • Commercial Cleaning:The QuicKLEEN

Consumer Experience
In the competitive retail environment, one of the most important factors contributing to brand loyalty is the guest shopping experience. Retailers looking to the future see a global population with an aging demographic and increasing rates of obesity and disability. For this growing sector of retail guests, the availability of quality assisted mobility options will be an increasingly critical point of brand differentiation. In the United States alone, 50 million disabled people represent $220 billion of annual discretionary spending. Retailers will need to find new ways to gain competitive advantage through providing cost effective solutions that ensure guest comfort and safety while shopping.

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Safer Workplaces, Better Business
Financial decision-makers perceive a $4.40 return for every $1 invested in workplace safety. This financial return is further enhanced when these solutions also increase workplace productivity. We are experts in ergologistics, combining workplace ergonomics with transportation logistics. Our retail clients use our solutions to manage shopping carts, transport materials, and quickly respond to cleanup events. Our solutions are designed to mobilize your workforce, and deliver the outstanding safety and productivity returns to retail environments.

  • Ergonomically designed power assist devices safely move up to 3-ton loads while reducing strain and risk to staff & employees
  • Our portfolio of patented technologies deliver the most advanced safety and design features in the power-assist industry
  • Our quality designed solutions deliver the lowest life cycle cost & greatest ROI of any in-class competitor

QuicKART® M3 & M3 HD
With over 200 million hours of operating time no one knows more about building dependable cart retrieval systems than we do. The QuicKART® M3 increases shopping cart return productivity by 100%; ensuring that your guests always have a shopping cart, even at the busiest times. Power assist technology and ergonomic design protect employees from strain related injuries normally associated with manual cart collection, while simultaneously improving parking lot efficiency and perception. Increased productivity combined with substantial savings from fewer job-related injuries makes the proven value of the QuicKART® M3 impossible to ignore… $20,000 saved every year for each store that uses a QuicKART®.

QuicKART® M3

The QuicKART® M3 is our flagship cart management solution. The QuicKART® M3 safely and easily returns 30 nested shopping carts with a single operator, increasing productivity of cart retrieval by 100% on average, while reducing risk of injury and property damage. Market-leading features and functionality include patented Burst Mode and Automatic Dynamic Braking, best-in-class controls, and the most extensive warranty in the industry.
Quick Facts:

  • Avg. Productivity Return of $20,000/yr

  • 1.28 HP motor Moves 30 carts, trolleys, & roll cages

  • Most Extensive Warranty in Cart Return

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking

  • Multiple battery & Hitch Options

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QuicKART® M3 HD

The QuicKART® M3 HD offers additional power with a 1.75 HP motor, and larger tires to handle more rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions including snow and ice, while delivering the same productivity and safety returns as the QuicKART® M3: 100% productivity increase, and $20,000 saved every year. Market-leading features and functionality include patented Burst Mode and Automatic Dynamic Braking, best-in-class controls, and the most extensive warranty in the industry.
Quick Facts

  • Avg. Productivity Return of $20,000/yr

  • 1.75 HP motor pushes 35 heavy gauge carts, trolleys, & roll cages

  • Most Extensive Warranty in Cart Return

  • Larger Tires Deliver High Performance in Rough Terrain

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking

  • Multiple battery & Hitch Options

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SmartKART & SKoot:
Your power shoppers deserve the ultimate power shopping experience. Our guest mobility solutions provide outstanding comfort and maneuverability, making the Dane SmartKART and SKoot the preferred ride on shopping vehicle for mobility challenged shoppers. We worked alongside retailers to design the SmartKART and SKoot to incorporate the most advanced safety and maneuverability features in assisted mobility. The result: industry leading standards for comfort, durability and advanced safety options that re-enable mobility assisted customers and deliver an outstanding shopping experience.


SmartKART

The SmartKART is our premiere retail guest mobility solution designed for maximum capacity, comfort and reliability. With a 30 in. turning radius, and capacity of 800 lb (360 kg), the SmartKART provides shoppers with unparalleled personal mobility in retail environments. Featuring patented Automatic Dynamic Braking and our on-board smart charger, the SmartKART is the ultimate power shopping experience.
Quick Facts

  • Frame Mounted Motorr

  • 800 lb (360 kg) Capacity

  • 1 in. Welded Steel Frame

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking & Anti-Tip Technology

  • UL Certified Smart Charger

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SKoot

The SKoot is our lightweight and compact alternative for assisted mobility shopping. With a 30 in. turning radius, the SKoot offers retail guests 700 lbs (320 kg) of assisted shopping capacity. The SKoot delivers outstanding comfort and best in class safety features available only from Dane Technologies, while providing a remarkable customer experience.
Quick Facts

  • Wheel Hub Motor

  • 700 lb (320 kg) Capacity

  • 30 in. Turning Radius

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking & Anti-Tip Technology

  • UL Certified Smart Charger

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The Smart:System:
The Dane Smart:System consists of the Smart:Drive, a versatile powered drive system combined with the purpose-built Smart:Rack for pick-and-pack order fulfillment. The Smart:Drive is engineered for compatibility with a variety of flatbed carts and trolleys, and features our bidirectional, ride-on sulky for maximum safety, productivity, and mobility. The Smart:Rack delivers unprecedented efficiency and safe product handling capabilities to our clients. The Smart:Rack is ergonomically designed to protect employees and personnel, while increasing the capacity of a traditional flatbed cart or loading rack. The Smart:System integrates into existing warehouse infrastructure, optimizing the efficiency of any space.


Smart:Drive

The Smart:Drive is an independent drive system interchangeable with a variety of flatbed carts and trolleys. The first power assist device available for use with flatbed carts, the Smart:Drive features an 440 lb (200 kg) capacity and an optional a ride-on sulky, and delivers efficiency returns while decreasing risk of strain and injury to operators. When combined with a Smart:Rack, the Smart:Drive delivers unprecedented efficiency and safety in pick-and-pack order fulfillment.
Quick Facts

  • Most Efficient Pick & Pack Order Fulfillment System

  • Smart:System Integration

  • Independent Operation: Attaches to Multiple Flatbed, Trolley, & Cart Types

  • Optional Bi-Directional Ride-On Sulky

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Plug & Play Li-Ion Battery

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Smart:Rack

The Smart:Rack is an independent flatbed system designed for ergonomic order fulfillment and injury prevention. The Smart:Rack features advanced safety engineering, and a dual-drive foot lever allows the Smart:Rack to operate as either a four-swivel or two-swivel cart. When the Smart:Rack is combined with the Smart:Drive, the Smart:System delivers unprecedented safety and efficiency to order fulfillment and warehouse environments.
Quick Facts

  • Most Efficient Pick & Pack Order Fulfillment System

  • Smart:System Integration

  • Safety, Ergonomic, & Advanced Storage Features

  • Dual-Drive Versatility

  • Ultra Durable Welded Steel Frame

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The QuicKLEEN
Large industrial, professional, and high-traffic spaces require fast clean-up response times and a workforce capable of managing multiple aspects of facilities maintenance. Introducing the QuicKLEEN, an ergologistic, multipurpose, ride-on janitorial cart. Our multi-modal cleaning platform allows the user dry mop, broom and vacuum large areas, collect trash, distribute cleaning supplies, and carry a mop and bucket. Innovative design features allow these tasks to be completed with unprecedented speed and efficiency. The QuicKLEEN is designed for use in airports and other transportation terminals, gymnasiums, warehouses, factories, schools, malls, and retail outlets. Capable of delivering 50% productivity returns in the commercial cleaning space, the QuicKLEEN enables your workforce to manage multiple tasks quickly and efficiently, while virtually eliminating strain-related injuries, and expanding your labor pool.

QuicKLEEN

The QuicKLEEN is an ergonomic, multi-modal power assist cleaning platform designed to maximize cleaning efficiency and prevent injury in the workplace. The QuicKLEEN allows janitorial staff to address multiple tasks at once using the torsion-coupled twin dry mop arms, detachable handcart, and optional trailer attachments–increasing efficiency by 50% or more. Patented safety features including Automatic Dynamic Braking and ergonomic design prevent workplace injuries due to accidents or strain.
Quick Facts

  • Torsion-coupled twin dry mop arms

  • 800 lb (363 kg) total capacity

  • Safety, Ergonomic, & Advanced Trailer Features

  • Forward & Reverse Operation

  • Ultra Durable Welded Steel Frame

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