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S$ 8,009
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 20 2017
Last updated December 20, 2017

ELLE: self-elevating trolley add-on (Canceled)

World's first trolley add-on that elevates itself so that users will never have to bend their backs to reach inside the trolley again!

ELLE: self-elevating trolley add-on (Canceled)

World's first trolley add-on that elevates itself so that users will never have to bend their backs to reach inside the trolley again!

S$ 8,009
pledged of S$ 8,000pledged of S$ 8,000 goal
36
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 20 2017
Last updated December 20, 2017

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About

Grocery shopping is a chore for all of us - from having to carry heavy bags of groceries and lugging them home, to packing and unpacking them when we get back. For many of our parents and grandparents, this process is made much more arduous, given their stature and age.

For greater convenience, many of our parents and grandparents use a trolley when grocery shopping. While this eliminates the need to carry heavy loads, they have to bend their back and legs repeatedly when loading and unloading groceries from their trolleys when shopping, often straining their backs in the process. 

A common scene in the supermarket - where senior citizens bend down and strain their backs when picking up items from the trolley
A common scene in the supermarket - where senior citizens bend down and strain their backs when picking up items from the trolley

Every year, 632 million people report facing frequent back pain. Moreover, many countries are facing aging populations right now and senior citizens require greater support in their daily lives. Thus, given this tremendous number of people who need help, we have decided to step in to offer our product ELLE: a trolley add-on that elevates such that senior citizens no longer need to bend and strain their back again.

 

 The key features of ELLE include a spring mechanism and movable platform. These 2 features work hand in hard to elevate the load such that the top layer will always be in the user's reach.

 

ELLE automatically lowers itself as you put things in, and elevates as you remove items from the top of the trolley
ELLE automatically lowers itself as you put things in, and elevates as you remove items from the top of the trolley

We are constantly working on ELLE to add more features and to make your shopping experience as seamless as possible.

For easier retro-fitting, we have added hooks onto our latest prototype, allowing for faster and simpler installation and removal. Install ELLE in 2 steps, in 2 seconds: just secure the hooks in the front and back and you are good to go!

Seamless integration into your trolley
Seamless integration into your trolley

 

Removing ELLE is equally simple - just unhook the front and back, fold it, and store it in your home.
Removing ELLE is equally simple - just unhook the front and back, fold it, and store it in your home.

Working on the feedback we received in our initial market testing, we are proud to announce that ELLE is now foldable! This makes ELLE much more portable, less bulky and easier to store.

Being foldable makes ELLE much more space-saving
Being foldable makes ELLE much more space-saving

 

 

Thus, it is extremely user-friendly for senior citizens as it is portable and lightweight and most importantly, reduces back strain.

 

 

 

 

Our Limited Edition LightWeight stickers only available to our early supporters!
Our Limited Edition LightWeight stickers only available to our early supporters!

 

Limited Edition LightWeight Shopping Tote Bag!
Limited Edition LightWeight Shopping Tote Bag!

 

 

 

 

A diverse team reigning from Singapore, Taiwan and China, we are committed to our mission to help everyone life life effortlessly.

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have personally flown over to Shenzhen, China to source for reliable suppliers and initiate discussions with potential manufacturers, We have yet to confirm our suppliers and manufacturers, but will continue to work closely with them.

Even though we anticipate a challenging manufacturing process, and only have an estimate of shipping cost, we are confident that our partners both local and overseas will be able to successfully bring our vision for a high-quality product into market.

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    Lighting up our vision

    Thank you for supporting LightWeight!

    Every dollar and every backer counts towards realizing our vision of helping everyone live life effortlessly.

    As one of our first supporters, a personalised letter will be sent. You will also receive exclusive updates from our team!

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    Exclusive Lightweight Stickers

    Thank you for supporting LightWeight!

    Every dollar and every backer counts towards realizing our vision of helping people live life effortlessly. We sincerely appreciate your support and would like to express our heartfelt gratitude with a thank you letter by our team! You will also receive limited edition LightWeight stickers!

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    ELLE Limited Edition Shopping (Tote) Bag

    Shop with a customised ELLE shopping bag to show your support! Get it now on Kickstarter at a 20% discount.
    Retail price: $36

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    EARLY BIRD ELLE

    Enjoy a 15% discount if you missed the early early bird!
    Retail price: $65

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    • ELLE
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    ELLE

    Save 5% to receive an ELLE at Kickstarter's special price.

    Be the first few in the world to own our prototype, become a beta-tester and work closely with us to improve our product.

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    Mother ELLE [Mother's day 2018 Special]

    We will only be producing 15 pieces of Mother ELLE for Mother's day 2018. This also means that you will be the FIRST IN THE WORLD to receive ELLE! Get one to show your love for your mummy now!

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    ELLE Beta + Limited Edition Tote Bag

    Get both ELLE and limited edition tote bag. Use whichever and whenever depending on your need!
    ($101 retail value)

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    • ELLE
    • Limited Edition Shopping (tote) Bag
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    ELLE and its other half

    Receive both ELLE and a trolley to fit ELLE in! This is perfect for you if you do not have an existing trolley. Experience the ELLEvating trolley with us now!

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    • Designer Trolley
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    The Ultimate Shopper

    Thank you for supporting LightWeight!

    The ultimate shopper package will equip you with everything you need on your shopping trip. Stay effortless with us!
    ($181 retail value)

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    • ELLE
    • Limited Edition Shopping (tote) Bag
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    EARLY EARLY BIRD ELLE

    A 25% discount on ELLE for the lucky ones! Congratulations. You are now one of the first in the world to own an ELLEvating trolley add-on!
    Retail price: $65

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