The Power of VOOM
A lifestyle that includes active transportation will transform your day.
VOOMcart is passionate about the power of active transportation such as riding a bike or walking. We believe that active transportation can transform average days into great days.
Our mission was to create an effective alternative to the trunk of your car. We wanted to give active people the freedom of choice— the freedom to walk while accomplishing errands or carrying multiple items at once. Whether it's loading up on fresh goodies discovered at the farmer's market or a round trip to local shops from your home, the simple act of having an efficient way to transport your stuff can make the entire outing way more fun!
VOOMcart is proud to challenge our habitual behavioural patterns – our automatic response is often to grab the car keys or click the delivery button when we need to purchase heavier items. But, with VOOMcart we have introduced a happy alternative to getting errands done.
When we looked across the pond at how our counterparts in Europe choose to shop, we were inspired by their preference for shopping locally, often at markets and without cars. By doing so, they shop more often, have fresher meals, eat healthier, and save money by reducing food waste. Their walkable routine also reinforces human and community connections.
We’re thrilled to see North Americans finally taking notice of this type of lifestyle. One of the past year’s silver linings has been the growing spotlight on shopping local AND walking.
Shopping locally without a car or frequenting smaller food stores and farmer's markets is a shift for many of us. Adopting this positive habit can be compared to the 'The Habit Loop" a concept brought into the spotlight in the New York Times Bestseller “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg.
What’s The Habit Loop?
According to Duhigg, “The Habit Loop” is a neurological pattern that governs any habit and consists of three elements:
The habit loop is always started with a cue, a trigger that transfers the brain into a mode that automatically determines which habit to use.
Understanding these components can help us change our bad habits or even better, to form good ones.
The “Golden Rule” of habit change states that if you keep the initial cue, replace the routine, and keep the reward, change will eventually occur. If the reward is powerful enough then this will help the brain determine if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future and can actually cause craving.
The important role that VOOMcart plays in creating a healthier habit are the rewards that one feels after walking their shop. It’s an easy win for VOOMcart when you consider the negligible rewards, or even the negative experience that comes from driving a car to a bleak parking lot, or searching for multiple parking spots on busy streets, or the tedium of hanging around the house waiting for delivery service.
André Picard in the Globe and Mail nailed it when he wrote, "Walking is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug...It's good for your heart, your mind and your bones. Walking, like many forms of exercise, makes you feel better – emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It keeps you young."
Yes! Walking keeps us young! But it’s also better for our city’s air quality and traffic congestion. It’s a win-win.
Breaking Brave New Ground
Being safe and sticking with the known is human nature.
Creating a new routine often requires courage and getting out of your comfort zone. As parents, we often encourage our kids to “try something new” and as adults, we can listen to that advice too! If you try something and enjoy the rewards, keep it going! Why not let a fresh routine become your new groove?
VOOMcart is breaking new ground. It’s time to get out there, get healthy, and walk your shop! You won’t find anything in the market that even compares to VOOMcart! We are so passionate about VOOMcart’s transformative ability that we are introducing a “30 day - No Questions Asked Return Policy”, this way people can try something new, risk free.
VOOMCart's Top Five Walking Rewards
Multiple stops without parking and traffic
Smiling at your Neighbours