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The SCOOTER Store Announces Coast-to-Coast Expansion of Local Stores

Friday, March 5, 2010 General News J E 4
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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, March 4 The SCOOTER Store announced today it is expanding the successful test of its retail stores across the nation. This expansion combined with recent strategies to greatly increase local market direct sales resources will continue the company's transition to a full-service Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider.

Last month, The SCOOTER Store committed to apply the lessons learned from testing eight stores to operating 59 locations nationally. The expansion is based upon the company's success offering DME products to customers looking to tailor their health care and who are willing to invest discretionary dollars beyond their insurance coverage.

"We found that a growing number of our customers appreciate the retail experience where they have an opportunity to view the products with knowledgeable sales people," said company founder and CEO Doug Harrison. "Over the last two years we have made significant progress at placing our healthcare professionals closer to the customer and physician."

The SCOOTER Store now manages nearly 800 professionals in the local markets who can deliver and customize equipment, provide equipment and insurance coverage expertise to physicians, and meet the more complicated needs of complex rehabilitation customers. With such growth, the company recognized a need for more retail locations where customers can consult with professionals.

"The expanded store network further strengthens our in-home services with a retail experience for those customers and caregivers who want to interact with our products and healthcare professionals up close," said Harrison. "The changes announced this month will continue to support our goal to give every elderly American the ability to confidently live their whole life at home."

About The SCOOTER Store

Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more people with limited mobility than any other company in the nation. The company primarily offers power mobility equipment, including power wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, ramps, and accessories, in 48 states. Using this equipment provides seniors an alternative to living in nursing homes or other care facilities. The company's goal is to create an opportunity for every American senior to live their life safely and confidently at home. The SCOOTER Store was recently recognized by FORTUNE magazine in its prestigious "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America for the second time. The company is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

SOURCE The SCOOTER Store
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