Mobile Storage Carts

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Mobile Storage Carts

The main mobile storage carts in offices are demonstrated using the following specific types: file carts, TV carts, AV carts, laptop charging carts and hostess carts. Visuals of each storage cart are available here.

File Cart

TV Storage Cart

AV Cart

  • AV carts have been ubiquitous in schools, libraries and offices for many years.
  • They are currently available in either fixed or adjustable heights from 26" to 42".
  • They are usually built of steel with a black finish.
  • Carts include an electrical assembly which is surge-protected, with four power outlets and a 25-foot cord.
  • They also come with non-skid mats to ensure equipment does not slip.
  • They have been used for overhead projectors, as well as storing anything the organization may want to move, such as boxes of paper for office equipment use, various items for conferences like name tags and registration packages.
  • A visual of the cart can be seen on page two here.

Laptop Mobile Cart

Food/Hostess Cart

Research Methodology

We began our search for how people use office carts by doing a text based search for office carts, including looking in news and video databases to see if we could find anything relevant. We were hoping to find something in office blogs or business magazines on how to select an office cart, which we thought might discuss common uses. When we could not find anything, we moved on to office supply sites and searched through office cart descriptions at Staples, Office Depot, Grand&Toy, Walmart and others but none of the descriptions helped define the most common uses.

We looked in statistical databases like Statista and through market research reports on office supply companies from organizations like IBIS and MarketResearch. We were hoping to find information on the kind of office carts that sell the most, but again we found nothing. Realizing that the information about the most common ways people use mobile storage carts in the office was not available in the public domain, we found a vendor that specializes in office furniture and looked through their offerings of office storage carts. There were six main types identified. Since the mail cart is the most well-known, we provided detailed information on usage for the other five, substituting the concept of main types for most common. We also supplied pictures of each type here.
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