True Infinite Position

What is True Infinite Position?

Different Pride Mobility power lift recliners offer a range of positioning features. The most versatile among them are those with true infinite position capabilities.

With these power lift chairs you can independently operate the seat, lumbar and shoulder support. These chairs were meticulously engineered to give the user a comfortable experience whether you’re reading or relaxing, sleeping or stretching out.

Considering the choices you may feel like a NASA scientist studying the infinite expanse of space. Just like the black holes they’re exploring now, true infinite recliners can feel like they go in every direction into infinity. Whew!

Don’t let the endless possibilities overwhelm you. Check out our other blog, which  details the various recliner positions. The options range from a simple position like sitting with the footrest at 95 degrees to the zero gravity position, when the knees are elevated and the bottom is lowered.

Benefits of True Infinite Position

Pressure Relief

Our recliners are sized based on height and weight to ensure your legs lie just right on the footrest. This attention to detail extends to the way the chair moves. Laying back in the napping position gives the lower back the right amount of stretch.

True infinite position chairs are the only Pride recliners with zero gravity position. The zero gravity position —  when your thighs and lower legs are higher than your torso — relieves significant pressure from joints and bones.

What Pride Power Lift Recliners have True Infinite Position?

Sink into the overstuffed Oasis Collection and find your true infinite position.

Luxuriate in the many fabric options of the Infinity Collection.

Allow yourself to relax however feels right in the fabulous VivaLift! Escape Collection.

Where Can You Travel With A Folding Power Wheelchair Like the Jazzy Carbon?

We like to think of the Jazzy® Carbon folding power wheelchair from Pride Mobility as the ultimate travel companion. Thanks to its exceptional portability and ultralight carbon fiber frame, this electric wheelchair can accompany you on journeys big and small, no matter where life takes you.

In this post, we’ll discuss the main methods of transportation that are perfect for traveling with your Jazzy Carbon and go over some key points to keep in mind when you’re on the move.

Why Jazzy Carbon?

Simply, this is Pride’s most travel-friendly electric wheelchair. It was built with convenience in mind, without sacrificing the industry-leading performance and quality you’ve come to expect from Jazzy. What attributes help it stand out?

  • Lightweight: Only 39 lbs. without the battery and 43.6 lbs. with battery
  • Portable: Folds flat and unfolds in just seconds
  • Comfortable: Front suspension, padded seat back
  • Storage space: Pockets on seat back and under seat
  • Battery: Airline-compliant lithium battery

Because the Jazzy Carbon folds flat, it can be stored easily in a variety of environments. And not only does it unfold in literally a snap, the unit can be unfolded using just one hand. See how in this video, part of our Mastering Mobility series.

Airline Travel

Thanks to its lithium battery, Jazzy Carbon is designed for airline travel. The FAA allows you to bring lithium batteries up to 300Wh or less on an airplane. The batteries can be checked or brought as a carry-on.

If the battery stays on the folding power wheelchair, it must be protected against other baggage. If not, the battery must be removed, battery terminals covered, and the battery must be taken on as carry-on luggage.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has details on its website for those with electric wheelchairs and other assistive devices who plan on flying. This will give you a better understanding of how to prepare for a flight with your Jazzy Carbon, and we encourage you to consult your airline prior to your flight to ensure your unit and its lithium-ion batteries are permitted.

Bus and Train Travel

For those traveling by bus, van, or train, an electric wheelchair can be accommodated on board if it does not exceed 30 inches wide by 48 inches high. The Jazzy Carbon measures 24 inches wide by 19 inches high. The width and height of the Jazzy Carbon easily meet those standards.

Additionally, federal guidelines indicate that the total weight of the electric wheelchair and the user cannot exceed 600 pounds, as this is the minimum design load required for a lift. Because the Jazzy Carbon weighs only 39 lbs. without the battery and its maximum weight capacity is 300 lbs., it’s guaranteed to meet the requirements to safely board a bus or train.

However, because of its compact nature, the Jazzy Carbon is easily stowed in bus luggage compartments. If properly secured, it should remain protected from damage during transport. Be sure to consult the bus company prior to your trip to arrange the proper accommodation.

Amtrak has detailed accessible travel services on its website, outlining the assistance it will provide to passengers who use a wheeled mobility device. You’ll have the option of remaining seated in your Jazzy Carbon for the duration of the ride or transferring to an accessible seat while stowing your powerchair nearby.

Cruise Travel

Jazzy Carbon is perfect to bring aboard a cruise, as its lightweight and compact nature can help you get around the ship efficiently, with access to many of the of the onboard activities.

However, it’s important to note that cruise lines such as Carnival have unique accommodations for guests with limited mobility, including a variety of accessible staterooms. We encourage you, as with airlines, buses, and trains, to research your options ahead of time.

Car Travel

The Jazzy Carbon folds nearly flat for optimal storage. It fits into most trunks of sedans and SUVs, which means if you’re taking a short trip by car, it’s easy to bring along.

Similarly, if you require the use of a taxi, Uber, or Lyft, you shouldn’t have a problem folding up your electric wheelchair and storing it in the trunk. But if you call for an Uber or Lyft, just be sure to ask ahead of time if there will be enough trunk space to accommodate your Jazzy Carbon.

This video shows you how easy it is to fold up this electric wheelchair and store it in the trunk so you can get moving in just seconds.

The Ultimate Travel Companion

Travel has never been easier with an electric wheelchair. Lightweight and portable, the Jazzy Carbon folding power wheelchair from Pride Mobility takes you to where you want to go and helps you get around once you’re there. Whether it’s a grand getaway vacation or a weekend trip to see the family, this folding electric wheelchair gives you mobility and control to do it all.

Get started toward the ultimate in travel mobility today and use our Find A Dealer tool to locate a local provider in your area.

Power Lift Recliners: Relaxation for Everyone

At some point, everybody needs some time to relax. When you’re searching for the perfect piece of furniture to help you unwind, look no further than Pride Mobility® and VivaLift!® Power Lift Recliners.

No matter your stature, your style, or your home décor, Pride has a lift chair to offer everyone who seeks the blissful experience of ultimate relaxation. This guide will take you through the many models, features, and styles that Pride has to offer.

Our Collections and Models

Lift Chair NameLift Chair Model Number
VivaLift! UltraPLR-4955
VivaLift! RadiancePLR-3955
VivaLift! Atlas Plus 2PLR-2985
VivaLift! Tranquil 2PLR-935
VivaLift! Metro 2PLR-925
VivaLift! Elegance 2PLR-975
VivaLift! Urbana 2PLR-965
Pride HeritageLC-358
Pride EssentialLC-250
Pride EssentialLC-105

Infinite Position vs. Three-Position

All VivaLift! collections are infinite-position power lift recliners. They contain two motors so that the back and chaise work independently, allowing users to discover an “infinite” number of resting positions. These chairs also have the ability to “lay flat”, making them ideal for sleeping.

All Pride collections are three-position lift chairs. They are one-motor recliners, which means the back and chaise work together. These chairs nearly lay flat when fully reclined and are excellent options for watching television or reading a book.

Size Options

VivaLift! and Pride offer power lift recliners for people of every shape and size, though not all collections and models cover the entire spectrum.

Petite Wide (5’4″ and below)Small (5’4″ and below)Medium (5’5 to 6′)Large (roughly 6′ and above)Heavy Duty & Very Heavy Duty (500 lbs. & 600 lbs. capacity)
VivaLift! RadianceVivaLift! UltraAll Models except Pride Essential LC-105*VivaLift! UltraHeritage
HeritageVivaLift! RadianceVivaLift! Radiance (also for Tall)
VivaLift! Tranquil 2VivaLift! Tranquil 2 (also for Tall)
HeritageVivaLift! Elegance 2

Features and Benefits

In addition to their fundamental purpose of enabling an individual to safely rise out of their chair from a seated position, VivaLift! and Pride power recliners boast many luxurious features that contribute to the overall relaxation experience.


VivaLift! Ultra

VivaLift! Radiance

Pride Heritage (not standard)


VivaLift! Ultra

Pride Heritage (not standard) (excluding LC-358XXL)


VivaLift! Ultra

VivaLift! Radiance

VivaLift! Tranquil 2

VivaLift! Atlas 2

VivaLift! Metro 2

VivaLift! Elegance 2

VivaLift! Urbana 2


VivaLift! Ultra

VivaLift! Radiance

VivaLift! Atlas 2

Fabrics and Styles

VivaLift! and Pride power recliners are available in variety of fabrics, styles, and colors that are sure to adhere to any home décor and any room layout.

For instance, if you prefer a split-back design in your recliner, you could choose the VivaLift! Atlas 2 or Metro 2 collections. For a more classic look, the Pride Heritage collection is an excellent option.

Each collection comes with its own unique, standard fabric available in multiple colors. Optional fabrics are available on our Pride collections. These performance fabrics include Crypton Aria®, Sta-Kleen®, and Ultraleather™.

For a complete list of available fabrics and colors on each collection, follow this link.

Try our Product Quiz!

To help determine which power lift recliner is right for you, we encourage you to try our online product quiz. By answering a series of prompts, we’ll narrow down your preferences and offer one or more recommendations based on your responses.

You’ll see that Pride Mobility has a power lift recliner to offer everyone. Enjoy the ultimate in style and performance and start your journey toward restorative relaxation!

A New Era of Seat Elevation: Introducing the Jazzy Air® MED

You know Jazzy® for its industry-leading performance and reliability in delivering
medical comfort. Now comes a power chair built for a new era of seat elevation.
Introducing the Jazzy Air® MED from Pride Mobility® — a dynamic medical device that
could be your conduit to greater mobility. Consult with your doctor or healthcare
provider for more information.

This mid-wheel power wheelchair elevates up to 12 inches, which means
countertops, kitchen sinks, and other surfaces in your home are now more accessible
than ever. And it’s perfect for transfers. Go from your Jazzy Air® MED to a sofa, bed, or
other chair with ease.

Active-Trac® Suspension means you’re in for a smooth ride, indoors or out. Available
in captain or solid seat pan seating, you’ll cruise down the sidewalk at 3.71 mph,
elevated or otherwise.

Reach new heights in your life and elevate your mobility experience today. The Jazzy
Air® MED is a mobility solution that will deliver comfort and convenience to help you
get the most out of life.

Learn more about this medical device at http://www.pridemobility.com.

Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Once the calendar flips to November, there’s no time to waste in preparing for the busiest shopping time of the year and the two most famous days associated with it: Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM).

No matter the time of year, Pride® Mobility is here to provide you with superior customer service, dynamic marketing materials to help your business drive sales, and the most technologically advanced mobility products such as electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and power lift recliners. But this time of year is especially important when it comes to attracting new customers and retaining existing ones by offering unique deals that help you stand out in the crowd.

Here are just a few tips that we hope you find helpful as you begin to navigate the holiday shopping season, courtesy of expert insight in the retail field.

Focus on digital marketing and social media.

This is a time of year when shoppers are actively seeking significant discounts because they know many businesses will be offering them. For your existing customers, this means setting up an email marketing campaign so that they become aware of the deals you’ll be promoting.

If you’re able, take advantage of segmented email marketing. This means breaking down your email recipients into smaller, more focused groups so that the emails they’ll be receiving from you will be specifically targeted to their past preferences.

If your targeted audience is older, then Facebook is a great resource to help push your message. According to a study from McKinsey & Company, 66% of Baby Boomers polled said they expect Facebook to have some influence on their holiday-purchase decisions in 2021. Be sure to remind your customers through Facebook of the unique deals you’ll be offering at this time of year.

Let’s say you want to invest in an ad on Facebook as opposed to simply a series of posts on your profile page. To maximize your return on investment, you should narrow your audience so that only users within a certain distance from your physical location will see the ad. This practice is called geotargeting and increases the likelihood of those receiving the ad to visit the store and make a purchase.

Identify best sellers and the latest trends.

When determining which products should be discounted, consider what your best sellers have been over the past year. You should continue to promote those products and offer further deals. At the same time, you also need to consider recent trends.

Pride and Baja® Mobility have launched several new products in the last calendar year. Perhaps you’ve seen success with our Baja Bandit, Pride PX4, or Pursuit 2 in recent months. While you may be promoting traditional, long-term best sellers, also consider offering deals for these newer products to continue the momentum you saw from the summer and fall months.

Shopify recommends an ABC analysis to determine which products are performing best. A-grade products represent 80% of your revenue, B-grade is the middle and represents 15% of revenue, and C-grade make up only 5% of revenue. According to Shopify, “BFCM is an opportunity to drive revenue by featuring A-grade products in your Black Friday campaign with modest discounts, as well as deep discounts on [C-grade products].”

Think about messaging.

It’s easy to slap a SALE sign on a product, but it takes a little more work to craft a compelling message about why a particular product is on sale that connects with potential customers.

Lightspeed compares the idea of data-driven campaigns with insight-driven campaigns. According to an expert with whom Lightspeed spoke, insights indicate that consumers have been spending all year, which means there may not be as many inclined to make large purchases during BFCM as in years past.

In your messaging, go beyond just stating that there are deals to be had on electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and power lift recliners. Connect with your potential customers on why such deals are being offered, that you strive to improve their lives through these products and want to make them as affordable as possible. This will help create a sense of community and should earn the trust of those seeking a reliable mobility provider.

Navigating Black Friday using a Mobility Device

The onset of the holiday season means the busiest shopping day of the year is upon us – Black Friday! Every savvy shopper knows the day after Thanksgiving is ripe with deals, discounts, and offers that only come around but once on the calendar.

If you require the use of a Pride Mobility device such as an electric wheelchair or mobility scooter while out shopping, it might seem difficult to get the most out of your Black Friday experience. But we have a few tips to complete your accessible shopping and navigate the bustle of Black Friday that we hope you’ll find helpful.

Research accessible stores in your area.

Stores and businesses open to the public must adhere to standards established in the Americans with Disabilities Act. But that doesn’t mean all stores are created equal.

Some may have fewer handicapped parking spaces than others, and those spaces may be in a tight area that would make getting your device in and out of your vehicle more difficult. Others may have more narrow aisles and doors that are more challenging to navigate.

Take note of these factors as you shop throughout the year or take a stroll around town when you have some free time before Black Friday and identify which stores would be most accommodating to accessible shopping. Either way, doing research ahead of time can make a world of difference when Black Friday comes.

Make a list and check it twice.

Another important part of the preparation process is determining ahead of time which items you’d like to buy. Whether you’re going to a standalone store or a mall, you want to avoid relying on memory, which could make the experience more difficult. That’s not to say you can’t be spontaneous if you spot something you weren’t originally intending to purchase – but formulating a plan before you leave the house will make your trip that much more efficient.

If you compile a list specifically for a mall, research the mall’s website to see if there’s a directory map available. This will help you plot out a streamlined route to visit each store in a logical order.

Don’t go it alone.

This means two things. First, as part of your research into accessible stores, consider the staff. If they’re friendly and go out of their way to accommodate your needs, you know you’ll be in good hands in that store. If the staff doesn’t appear to be sensitive to your needs, it’s best to avoid that particular place.

Secondly, while you may be able to accomplish your shopping goals on your own, it’s always best to have someone with whom to go. A friend or family member can help you push a cart or reach items on higher shelves.

The bottom line is to make sure there are people around who can assist you if needed. Having that peace of mind will ease some of your anxiousness during what can be a very stressful experience on Black Friday.

How will you carry your items?

If you want to minimize the number of shopping expeditions you’ll make throughout the holiday season, chances are you’ll be making most of your purchases in one shot. That also means you’ll be tasked with transporting a significant number of items from the store to the car.

Some stores offer specialized carts that can attach to your electric wheelchair or mobility scooter. This is where you can store several items as you continue to shop. In the event that only traditional carts or baskets are available, you can park it in a single location under the supervision of the staff. Then as you gather items, return to the cart and drop them off.

Again, if it’s possible to have a friend or family member accompany you, they can push the cart or help you carry items throughout the store.

Remember, there’s always Cyber Monday.

Even if you enjoy the thrill of mixing it up with the crowds on Black Friday and the rush of spotting that perfect deal in person, it’s never a bad idea to consider the alternative. In this case, Cyber Monday.

In recent years, the same holiday deals that have traditionally been offered on Black Friday are now available through online purchases via Cyber Monday. While you can still enjoy the spectacle of Black Friday, don’t fret if you don’t get to take advantage of every deal. After all, it’s a hectic day of shopping and things may not go exactly as you planned.

Take the weekend to consider some of the offers that you may have missed and prepare for Cyber Monday. Shopping online is convenient and can help take away some of the physical and mental stress of trying to get everything done on Black Friday.

Pride Mobility is here for the holidays.

If you’re considering a mobility solution to make your holiday shopping easier, you can check out Pride Mobility’s diverse range of electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, designed to fit anyone’s mobility needs.

And if you have questions about which Pride product is right for you, you can start by taking our product quiz online and contacting your treating practitioner for a face-to-face examination.

NFL, NBA Announcer Trusts Jazzy Carbon When Traveling the Country

It’s another NFL Sunday in sunny Florida. The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting set to host the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in a playoff rematch and a highly anticipated early-season matchup.

Kickoff isn’t for another couple hours, but Chris Carrino has been busy all morning. He’s down on the field taking notes, talking to players and coaches, and getting a feel for the gameday atmosphere as he prepares to call the game on radio for eager fans across the country.

All of this is accomplished with the help of a Jazzy Carbon, as Chris navigates his way through another day at the “office”.

“I love what I do, and I want to keep doing it. And it’s hard. It’s a grind for me more than others,” Carrino says. “I just know that I have to be relentless and keep going after what I want and do what I’ve been passionate about since I was 11 years old.

“This Pride equipment that I use, it helps me do just that.”

Originally from Yonkers, New York, Chris says the New York Yankees were part of his DNA growing up. His passion for broadcasting began at an early age.

“Sports has always played a huge part in my life, as far back as I can remember,” Carrino recalls. “When I was 11 years old, my father gave me a tape recorder and said ‘have fun with it.’ I would take it, turn the sound down on the TV, and broadcast games into the tape recorder.”

That childhood passion soon turned into a career, as Chris attended Fordham University to study broadcasting. But it was during his college days that he noticed something wasn’t right physically. His athletic ability rapidly dropped off, prompting Chris to visit a doctor.

Soon after, Chris was diagnosed with Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), a genetic disorder that results in the progressive weakening of the muscles, particularly in the shoulders and upper limbs.

“I didn’t even know I had it until I was an established adult,” Carrino said.

Despite the diagnosis, Chris persevered to become the radio play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn/New Jersey Nets of the NBA in 2002 (he had worked for the team since 1992) and joined Compass Media as a national NFL announcer in 2009. But his condition was worsening. Chris began to find it more difficult to complete basic physical functions.

“It really started to affect things in my life,” Carrino said. “I needed help to do certain things and you start avoiding certain things.”

And for the demands of a national broadcaster, constantly on the move from one city to another, the deterioration was more than physical.

“When it was starting to become a mental struggle for me, [was when] knowing if somebody bumped into me, I could fall down. If I stepped the wrong way, I could fall down. You go to kind of a dark place.”

It was at this point that Chris knew something needed to change. He would need mobility assistance of some kind. Upon researching his options, Chris discovered Pride Mobility.

“I came across the Jazzy Air,” Carrino recalls. “I said this helps me now raise up to a bar level height so I’m actually able to get up from the chair without assistance. In our business, you’re in locker rooms, you’re in practice settings, on the field or court before the game. Being able to be eye level with people was important to me.”

While that chair provided Chris with a new dimension of mobility, he was still searching for one specifically tailored for the needs of a life on the move.

Being a successful NFL or NBA announcer requires extensive travel. During football season, Chris is likely in a different city each weekend. During basketball season, he could visit three to four cities per week, depending on the Nets’ schedule. And for those couple months when the seasons overlap, it’s a constant carousel of airports, flights, rental cars, and hotels. And it doesn’t always go smoothly.

Chris jokes: “You left at Terminal A where you parked, but you land at Terminal C, and now we have to take the AirTrain, but the AirTrain isn’t working right, and it takes an hour to get from the plane to the car, and I’ll turn to [my travel companion] and be like ‘this is the glamorous life of a sportscaster.’”

But this is where the Jazzy Carbon comes in. Chris first learned about the power wheelchair at a mobility expo and was immediately hooked due to its light weight, foldability, and ease of use – perfect for traveling.

“I had tried some other scooters and things, but I saw the Jazzy Carbon at an expo [and realized] this was going to be much easier for me,” Carrino recalls.

“One of the things I love about the Carbon, you can fold it up and put it in the closet of an airplane. It’s light and my travel companion can just put it in the closet. You don’t have to remove the battery or joystick. It saves time, and it’s in your control. It’s easy to get out and just put in the trunk of a rental car. And I can wheel it up to a chair or desk. I can stay comfortable in it for a lot of things that I need to do. It’s [been a] fit for a lot of my travel needs.”

photo of Chris on the field seated in his Jazzy Carbon

Not all airplanes are the same, of course, and sometimes the situation calls for a different approach. But that’s another reason Chris is adamant about traveling with his Jazzy Carbon – the versatility of the power chair.

“Even if I do have to put it under the plane if there’s no closet, like I did on the way to Minnesota this year [for a Vikings game], the fact that I can remove the joystick was a big part of my decision to want one,” Carrino said. Not worry about that getting damaged is enormous.”

With a renewed confidence, Chris has thrived in his play-by-play roles. He was recently honored with the 2022 NBA Values of the Game Award, presented by commissioner Adam Silver. This award recognizes an individual with an NBA team who exemplifies the values of the league in their community.

Those values are in full focus through the Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD, which he established in 2011. The foundation raises awareness of this type of muscular dystrophy, and since its founding, has raised more than $1.2 million in grants toward research of the disease.

“In the back of my mind, I always thought about that 14, 15-year-old kid that’s getting diagnosed,” Carrino said. “Maybe they would like to have an example in their life of someone who has achieved the things they want to achieve even if they’re going through something like FSHD. I wanted to have a mechanism in place where we can help people as an example for them while trying to cure the disease. I put my name on a foundation that hadn’t existed with muscular dystrophy in a major way. I wanted there to be a name and face for this condition that people go through. I wanted to be an example for people.”

Chris Carrino is an example of what it means to persevere despite the physical and emotional obstacles he’s endured throughout his life and career. Those challenges continue to this day, but with the support of his family, friends, and professional networks, expect to hear Chris’ voice on the NFL airwaves and Nets’ broadcasts for many years to come.

As for his relationship with Pride Mobility and the products Chris uses to assist him in his personal life and professional endeavors, the 53-year-old leaves these parting words.

“These devices that we use are not there to shame you or separate you from the world. They’re there to connect you to the world again and help restore that pride that maybe you thought you were losing. When you embrace that and you start accepting the help that you need, you’re then more of yourself. You’re back to being comfortable in the world.

“This equipment just helps me be relentless and face the challenges I have every single day.”

BLEND IN, STAND OUT! Limited-edition camo options now available from Baja Mobility, Pride Mobility

Your passion for outdoor exploration runs deep. When it comes time for that next great adventure, equip yourself with a look that expresses your love of nature and the thrill of forging new paths.

Baja® Mobility and Pride® Mobility are excited to announce that camouflage color options have arrived for two of our most popular outdoor scooters! The limited-edition Woodlands option will be available on the Baja Wrangler 2, while the limited-edition Forest Camo option will be available on the Pride PX4.

“Our mission is to design the most technologically advanced products to help people achieve greater mobility while also providing options for expression of personality,” said Adam Fuller, Director, Pride R&D. “Our Pride PX4 and Baja Wrangler 2 are specifically crafted for outdoor durability, so we’re thrilled to offer these camouflage options for nature lovers that want to make a statement in all their outdoor travels.”

The Baja Wrangler 2 debuted as the first scooter in our Baja Mobility lineup, which is all about the thrill of outdoor discovery and off-road excursions. It boasts a 450-lbs. weight capacity and a top speed of 11.4 mph at 200 lbs. CTS Suspension and memory foam seating make it a smooth, comfortable ride no matter the surface.

Banner style image of the Baja Wrangler 2 in Woodlands Camo

The Pride PX4 is our most feature-rich mobility solution yet. It utilizes Near-field communication (NFC) technology for its ignition, has a 500-lbs. weight capacity and hits a top speed of up to 9.3 mph. With full suspension, pneumatic tires, and a full LED lighting package, it’s designed for all-day travel over a variety of terrain.

Banner style image of the PX4 Mobility Scooter shown in Forest Camo

The Woodlands and Forest Camo color options are available for a limited time while supplies last. For more information, please visit www.bajamobility.com and www.pridemobility.com and contact your local authorized Pride dealer through our dealer locator tool.

Visual Merchandising

What is visual merchandising? Simply, it’s the practice in the retail industry of arranging a showroom to highlight products and services most optimally to visitors in the store. If done effectively, a potential customer will become more engaged and more motivated toward making a purchase.

No matter the product being sold, a sharp presentation on a showroom floor can go a long way toward attracting new and frequent customers. That includes stores that offer Pride® Mobility electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and power lift recliners. With that, here are some tips to keep in mind when arranging a showroom to get the most out of your business’s potential.

Customize Your Store Layout

Depending on the size of your store, you may have several options as to the layout of the showroom. One source lists six types of layouts that each have their unique advantages. One of these could be right for your store, depending on your strategy and how much space you have with which to work.

Other factors to consider when choosing a layout is volume of product, how you prefer to showcase your merchandise, and traffic flow.

The Front of Your Store is Important

This may seem like common sense, but it bears mentioning. It’s a common strategy to place the newest and most visually striking items in the spotlight, which in this case means right at the front.

While a potential customer may not purchase a new electric wheelchair or mobility scooter, they’re more likely to be drawn into the store to explore further if something catches their eye up front. Our new PX4 or Baja® Bandit scooters would be great choices as the first items a store visitor would notice. They’re unique and could potentially encourage that visitor to see what else is available.

Display Compelling Signage

Without going overboard, a few well-placed and visually appealing signs throughout the showroom can add to a visitor’s curiosity. These should be easy to read and succinct so that they capture attention without being distracting.

Through the PQ-365.com Literature portal, you can order Pride Mobility posters, hang tags, and other materials that can aid in your efforts to sell our products to your customers.

Another strategy includes changing the signage on a regular basis to reflect the season or time of year. Seasonal displays and signs can be an effective way to connect with visitors on an emotional level.

Why Visual Merchandising is Important

There are many more tips for effective visual merchandising that can be found in the links below. In an overall sense, the presentation of your store becomes your store’s personality. Visitors and customers will associate the look and feel of the showroom with the quality of the products within.

From colors, to window displays, from lighting, to even music playing the background, every aspect of the store can play a part in finalizing a sale of a Pride Mobility product.

Visual Merchandising: 12 Insights, How To Merchandise Your Store

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Visual Merchandising: 12 Insights, How To Merchandise

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Starting The Process of Obtaining a Mobility Scooter or Power Wheelchair

Pride® Mobility has long offered a diverse variety of mobility solutions, ranging from mobility scooters to electric wheelchairs and power lift recliners.

With a wide range of options, you may be wondering if a mobility solution is right for you. If so, what kind? And would Medicare cover the cost? In order to answer these questions, you must consider a number of factors and begin the process of obtaining a device.

Mobility Scooter vs. Electric Wheelchair

Though you may at first think the terms “wheelchair” and “scooter” are interchangeable in this context, there are distinct differences between these devices. This blog highlights those differences in greater detail, but here are the basics.

A power wheelchair is driven by using a joystick and does not require significant upper-body strength. It will typically contain four to six wheels and will either utilize a front-wheel, mid-wheel, or rear-wheel drive system, depending on where the two largest wheels are located.

A mobility scooter is driven using a tiller that contains handlebars, which requires a certain amount of upper-body strength. It will always contain three or four wheels depending on the model.

Whether you’re more suited for an electric wheelchair or mobility scooter – that will depend on your mobility needs.

Visit with your Treating Practitioner

This is the first step on your journey toward greater mobility. Medicare requires a face-to-face examination with your treating practitioner prior to writing a prescription for a power mobility device.

Your treating practitioner will consider the use of a cane, walker, or manual wheelchair for you before determining if you require a scooter of power wheelchair. A physical therapist or occupational therapist may conduct additional assessments if deemed necessary by the treating practitioner. Your medical records

must substantiate any conclusions made by your treating practitioner so that a prescription can be written.

General Qualifications

When an examination is conducted, the treating practitioner will be assessing your physical capabilities. Those who struggle to stay on their feet for long periods of time or suffer from debilitating conditions that reduce mobility in their upper body, arms, and legs are likely to qualify for use of a power wheelchair.

For those experiencing pain or discomfort, who could use extra assistance in getting around, a mobility scooter would be a fitting solution. Although they may not suffer from a debilitating condition, a scooter could improve their daily lives in the mobility assistance it provides.

As mentioned before, if a treating practitioner determines that an individual requires assistance beyond a cane, walker, or manual wheelchair, then that individual is likely qualified for some kind of power mobility device.

Once a treating practitioner sends a written prescription and your medical records to a mobility supplier, the process can begin as to which particular mobility scooter or electric wheelchair would be appropriate for that individual.

Pride Mobility Product Quiz

Recently, we incorporated a Product Quiz into our Pride Mobility website. For those that are curious about various mobility solutions, haven’t gone through the process with their treating practitioner yet, but feel they could qualify for a certain device, they can explore the options that Pride has to offer.

The quiz presents visitors with the option to choose the device of their choice (power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, lift chairs). From there, the visitor is presented with various scenarios to identify their preferences and requirements. At the end of the quiz, one more products will be suggested based on the input.

While not scientific and not a replacement for a health professional examination, the quiz serves as an informative, interactive exercise that can help individuals understand better the differences between our products and set them on the right track to identify a mobility solution that fits their needs.

After the Initial Steps…

If you have additional questions about the remainder of the process, Pride Mobility offers a convenient step-by-step consumer guide to Medicare coverage. This guide goes into greater detail regarding what will take place following the initial visit with your treating practitioner.

You can learn more about Medicare coverage for wheelchairs and scooters here.

ROLL OUT: Search for Pride Roll Models has Begun

Are you a Pride Roll Model? That’s what Pride Mobility® wants to know. And that’s why we want to hear from YOU! 

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Pride Roll Model contest. We’re searching for two awesome, diverse, and relatable people from across the country to join our passionate team of brand ambassadors. 

“Pride Mobility is committed to helping people live their best lives, and we know that it’s only possible when people have the right mobility products that fit their lifestyle,” said Stephanie Woodward, Brand Ambassador Coordinator. “We celebrate the diverse and unique lives that individuals lead and we work hard to create a variety of mobility products to help each person live their best. 

“That’s why we’re so excited for our Pride Roll Model contest. We can’t wait to bring on two new team members who can share with the world how Pride Mobility products help them live their best lives!” 

Winners of the Pride Roll Model contest will receive a three-month paid Pride Roll Model contract and a Pride Mobility device (Jazzy® Carbon or Go Go® Travel Mobility series scooter) with all necessary repairs provided at no cost. 

The contest runs from September 1, 2023 through October 6, 2023. It is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age or who are at least ten years of age with parent/guardian written consent. 

Here’s how to apply… 

  1. Visit the contest link and fill out the entry form (the Official Rules can be seen on this page as well) 
  1. Follow Pride Mobility on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok. 
  1. Post a video or photo(s) of yourself on social media, explaining how having a Jazzy Carbon or a Go Go Travel Mobility series scooter would help you live your best life. Be sure to tag Pride Mobility and use the hashtag #PrideRollModel. 
  1. Encourage your friends to like and share your post! 

Judging consists of three factors… 

  • 10% Public Voting (likes, comments, reposts, etc.) 
  • 30% Photo or Video Content 
  • 60% Explanation of how a Pride Mobility device would help Contest Participants live their best life 

The search is on, and we can’t wait to hear from you. Let us know why you should be our next Pride Roll Model!