Yes, we really do drive a giant grocery cart.
The Shopper Chopper is a ten-foot tall, street-legal, shopping cart that started out as a crazy idea by a grocery guy - and became an even crazier marketing phenomenon. We can drive on city streets with your branding message on all four sides of the “basket”. The driver sits up in the “kiddie-seat” while transporting up to five additional passengers in the basket (the seats are also removable).
We custom-built the Shopper Chopper to promote a family-owned grocery store in local parades, but quickly expanded to include charity events, retail promotions, commercials, trade shows, mobile marketing, etc. We stumbled into a great way to promote anything you can associate with a shopping cart. We also created a professional marketing firm in the process. Whatever your needs might be, if it involves retail, food, eCommerce, or just needs a shot of attention - contact us.
What do you do with it?
we bring the fun
We take being a little crazy VERY seriously. We get attention - and then build on that initial shock and awe to make a connection between the viewer and your message. We built the Shopper Chopper to be easily branded and versatile, it can be parked, moving, full of people or product, indoors or outside - we will make it work to fit your message.
Parades are our speciality. We aren't happy being the most outrageous and memorable entry in a parade, we always bring something new and different. Our goal is to engage every person along the parade route. We play music that gets them to dance, we dazzle them with flashing LED lights, waves of bubbles from our custom-built rack bubble machines and we launch bursts of confetti to make it one big party.
MOBILE PROMOTION OR ROLLING BILLBOARD
When we are cruising in traffic, we are impossible to ignore. With signage on all four sides of the "basket", your message or branding is also impossible to ignore. We can also brag that we are the only mobile billboard that thousands of people photograph and share with their friends on social media. If you have any retail related message - or just need lots of attention - we get results.
PARKED PROMOTIONs and SAMPLING EVENTS
We draw a crowd and give passersby a reason to engage with us or your brand ambassadors. We can use signage and props to convey your branding message in a clever, clear way that always brings a smile.
FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION
If you need a giant shopping cart for your production, we're here for you. We've been part of several television and online commercial campaigns (Sundrop Soda, Harvey's Supermarkets and Paramount Home Video). We come prepared to support the production crew and have always exceed the expectation of the producers/directors.
Frequently asked questions
Can you really drive a grocery cart on the street?
Yes. We are registered and regularly inspected. We carry commercial vehicle and liability insurance and use drivers with a commercial driver's license. All the elements required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were considered and installed while we were building our crazy cart and many of those state regulations are based on Federal Motor Vehicle code, so we're legal all across the US.
Can I rent it and drive it myself?
Unfortunately, no. Our insurance company has very specific requirement for drivers and generally the only people who operate the Shopper Chopper are the guys who built it.
What does it cost for an event
Every event is different and will vary in price. The best way to get an accurate cost is to send us the specifics of what you need via our contact page and we can generate a detailed quote. Transportation is a big part of our overhead cost, so the closer you are to southeastern PA, the lower the cost. But we travel anywhere in the US and Canada.
Do you donate your services for charity events?
We do our best to mix charitable events with our paid promotional work. If you have a worthy cause, contact us and we'll see what we can do. But note the transport cost prevents us from venturing too far outside our local area (Lancaster/Harrisburg/Philadelphia).