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Picking Carts

What are Picking Carts?

Picking carts are mobile pieces of equipment used in logistics warehouses, fulfillment centers, and manufacturing facilities to move items from one location to another. Because of their mobility, these units are critical in facilities where product needs to be picked from various locations and moved throughout the operation. A well-designed picking cart will improve speed, accuracy, and worker comfort to increase efficiency and cut costs. Picking carts are ideal for each picking, case picking, or picking and replenishing on the factory floor.

Some fulfillment centers use simple utility or consumer shopping carts to pick products to fulfill orders. However, to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity, a picking cart designed for your specific application will yield the best results. You can save time and money in your operation by choosing the right solution.

Where are Picking Carts Used?

Picking Carts for Warehousing, Fulfillment, & Logistics

Picking carts are commonly used in order fulfillment and logistics warehouses. In these settings, SKUs are picked to carts and moved throughout the building to fulfill orders. This fulfillment model is often referred to as “pick to cart.” With this strategy, SKUs are picked from shelves and placed onto mobile picking carts. The products are then moved to packing areas where orders are prepared for delivery. Choosing the type of cart that meets your needs will depend on the weight, size, and shape of the SKUs being stored, as well as the frequency at which they are picked.

Picking Carts for Manufacturing

Picking carts are used in industrial environments where inventory replenishment and parts restocking are frequent tasks. Manufacturing facilities commonly use picking carts to replenish stock, check inventory levels, pick, and put away parts. The types of totes or objects being stored and picked should be considered when determining the picking carts that are best suited for your facility. Static and flow-through options, as well as heavy-duty and light-duty options are available. Mobile picking carts can be built-to-order in a number of configurations to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

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Overcoming Order Picking Challenges with Picking Carts

Efficient order picking is essential to streamlined warehouse operations and fulfillment productivity. However, many facilities face frustrations that hinder order picking success. Common order picking challenges include: 

  • Excess inventory of slow-moving SKUs takes up valuable warehouse space and bogs down picking operations
  • Disorganized warehouse layouts with unclear SKU locations leads to misplaced inventory and incorrect picks, delaying orders
  • Inability to pick multiple orders in batches results in inefficient routes and prevents maximizing picker productivity
  • Small cart capacity and lack of customizability reduces available pick facings, requiring frequent cart changeovers that disrupt picker workflow

Overcoming these challenges is key to optimizing order picking agility and accuracy. Well-designed picking cart solutions with expanded capacity, batch picking enablement, modular configurations, and customizable layouts can directly address these common pain points to increase efficiency and throughput while improving ergonomics.

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Order Fulfillment Picking Carts

Modular picking carts can be used for order fulfillment, restocking, seasonal demands, and more. Operations can experience many benefits by upgrading from standard utility carts to a more tailored solution. With 16 different Cart combinations, SpeedCartt provides superior flexibility for faster order fulfillment.

SpeedCartt is a highly configurable solution that is ideal for high-circulation areas. This dynamic picking cart is made from the same durable yet lightweight material as our high-density industrial shelving solution, SpeedCell. SpeedCartt provides superior flexibility for faster order fulfillment.


Industrial Picking Carts


Industrial picking carts can be built to serve many purposes in manufacturing facilities, including restocking, replenishment, picking, and putting away. UNEX offers a  complete line of engineered-to-order industrial picking carts that are durable, versatile, and fully customizable. Our flexible, mobile storage units support Lean principles by keeping inventory organized and maximizing pick efficiency.

UNEX FlowCell can be configured to create a number of different picking carts. Configure a solution with tilted pick trays to improve sightlines and clearly present products or parts to pickers. Design a picking cart with carton flow tracks like SpanTrack Lane or SpanTrack Wheel Bed to create flow-through solutions that are ideal for industrial environments.


Optimize Your Operation with UNEX Picking Carts

UNEX's innovative storage and order picking solutions are designed to increase SKU density, reduce travel time, and maximize space in any operation. UNEX picking carts are ideal for operations across the supply chain looking to increase throughput and improve order picking processes.

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SpeedCartt is a mobile, high-density picking cart solution that is reliable in the most demanding environments. Constructed from the same lightweight yet heavy-duty materials as SpeedCell, SpeedCartt improves efficiency and reduces labor costs.

Additional Benefits Of SpeedCartt Include:

  • Increase pick facings
  • Reduce travel times
  • Increase order accuracy
  • Pick multiple orders at the same time for maximum efficiency


FlowCell flow racks are modular, dynamic storage units designed for a facility's unique operation. Our durable and portable workstations maximize efficiency and space for lineside storage, sub-assembly stations, supermarket racks, modular mobile carts, and more.

Additional Benefits Of FlowCell Include:

  • Increase space utilization by up to 50%
  • Boost production efficiency by up to 30%
  • Keep the factory floor organized
  • Minimize reaching and improve ergonomics by reducing injury and fatigue

Pick Shelves

Tilted pick shelves significantly improve SKU visibility, resulting in faster order picking and more comfortable, precise picks for workers. Our easy-to-mount pick shelves are customizable and fit perfectly in racks and on workstations.

Additional Benefits Of Pick Shelves Include:

  • Integrate slow movers into the pick line to save space and increase efficiency
  • Eliminate the dead zone
  • Accelerate pick rates
  • Provide clear visibility and accessibility at the pick point and improve worker comfort

More Applications

Case Picking

Each Picking

Pick Module

Order Picking

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