Mobile operations provide flexibility for business owners to set up shop near corporate offices, in bustling downtown locations and at festivals and events around school campuses. Several steps are removed from the overall purchase process, allowing consumers almost instant access to goods and services.
“A lot of our customers can’t bring a bicycle in or just appreciate the convenience of service and sales at home,” said Denise West, co-owner of Sarasota PopCycles. “Having a van lets us take care of our customers better. Plus, because of the big ad space it offers we reach new people when we’re on a run. A neighbor sees the van and calls us to schedule service of their own.”
According to an Out Of Home Advertising Association of America study performed in 2019, 64% of U.S. residents age 16 or older surveyed noticed a wrapped vehicle advertisement within the past month and 44% have noticed one in the past week.
West’s husband Jeff Dimitry is 6-foot-2, so when he’s on calls, Transit’s available 81.5 inches of interior height ensures he doesn’t have to slouch while fixing or setting up bikes. For 2020, the new Ford Transit is adding even more configuration options. Two wheelbases, three roof heights, three overall lengths, a new crew van seating arrangement, three engine choices, single- or dual-rear wheels and available all-wheel drive mean Transit can be configured in thousands of ways.