Oakland Stairlifts Announce Growth in Straight Lift Sales

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Oakland Stairlifts, Leicestershire based assistive technology providers, have reported increased consumer interest in cheap mobility solutions, focused on straight lifts and home alterations.

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Our customers seem to be more money-conscious than ever before, and are making greater sacrifices at home to get the technology they need at lower prices.

During any period of economic difficulty the squeeze can be felt in many industries, and high investment technologies are no strangers to the issue of renewing the interest of consumers on a budget. Oakland Stairlifts, a Leicestershire based provider of mobility aids and assistive technology, have reported a different trend in sales over the previous quarter.

The company noticed significantly increased sales over the early-spring period, particularly in certain departments of the business. Noticeably, straight stairlifts are being bought in far higher proportions than before. Curved and straight lifts differ not only in aesthetics and functionality, but through major technical hurdles associated with manufacturing curved lifts, requiring them to regularly be double the price of straight variants, and often considerably more again.

With every purchase Oakland Stairlifts offer a free home survey, which assesses the architectural requirements and means of each customer. Included with this they recommend on possible alterations to the building and stairwell which would allow for a cheaper, straight lift to be installed. In recent months they’ve noticed a rapidly increasing number of customers opting in to alter their homes if it facilitates installation of a cheaper lift.

The managing director of Oakland Stairlifts was available to comment on the current growth in sales, and what it may mean for the company in the long-term. “Customers on a budget have always responded this way, it’s why we offer the service, after all. But we’ve seen a lot of financial changes for disabled individuals over the past year, changes to Jobseeker’s allowance and the switchover from Disability Living Allowance. Our customers seem to be more money-conscious than ever before, and are making greater sacrifices at home to get the technology they need at lower prices.”

Oakland Stairlifts are an independent family business, with over twenty years of experience selling and installing stairlifts in homes around the UK. Operating from their headquarters in the heart of Leicestershire, they have since become one of the country’s leading suppliers of straight and curved stairlifts, along with becoming one of the first companies to offer curved lifts on a rental programme.

Any potential customers interested in investing in a stairlift, straight or otherwise, can contact Oakland on 0800 195 9790, or fill out an enquiry form online to arrange their free home survey.

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