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Finding the Perfect Order Picking Trolley: Essential Questions to Ask

Finding the Perfect Order Picking Trolley: Essential Questions to Ask

Order picking and material handling trolleys are workhorses across countless industries. But with such a variety of applications, one size does not fit all. To ensure you select the ideal trolley for your needs, consider these key questions:


The Usual Suspects

  • Weight Capacity: This is a big one! Your trolley needs to handle the weight you throw at it and be easy to move for your operators, be it boxes of nails or bags of fertiliser.
  • Item Dimensions: Knowing your items' size ensures the trolley keeps them secure and organised, preventing damage and wasted space.
  • Environment: Is it a smooth warehouse floor or a bumpy outdoor construction site? The environment dictates the trolley's material and features for optimal durability.
  • Manoeuvrability: Tight aisles or wide-open spaces? A highly manoeuvrable trolley, perhaps even a powered one, can save time and effort in navigating your workspace.
  • Special Features: Do you need shelves to categorise items, drawers for small parts, or maybe even steps to reach higher areas? Identifying these needs helps streamline your selection.


Beyond the Basics

  • Budget: finances matter. Establish a budget to find a trolley that offers the best value, cheapest isn’t always most economical when you factor in lifespan and efficiency.
  • Usage Frequency: Is this a daily workhorse or an occasional helper? Durability is key, so choose a trolley that can handle your expected workload.
  • Safety: Safety first! Ensure the trolley meets all relevant safety standards and regulations to keep your workers protected.


The Missing Piece: Integration

While the above questions are crucial, here's an important one to consider:

  • Integration with Existing Systems: Does the trolley integrate seamlessly with your existing workflow? For instance, is it compatible with barcode scanners, labelling systems or packing benches, you might use?  You may even need it to work with an electric tug or robot.

By considering this additional question, you'll ensure your new order picking trolley becomes a smooth extension of your operation, boosting efficiency and saving you time and money.


Still Stuck? We're Here to Help!

If you've considered these questions and need some help making your idea, come to life, don't hesitate to contact us at Our team is happy to assist you in finding the perfect order picking trolley for your specific needs and as all of our products are Made in Britain you can be certain that you are getting the best quality with local support.

Place your order online today or contact us through our website or by calling on 01484 469944 to discuss your bespoke board trolley and truck requirements with one of our dedicated and friendly team.

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