I just wanted to put a few visuals and terms out there for the industry to refer to when talking shopping carts. Since shopping carts are known by many different names (carts, trolleys, carriages, etc.) I hope that this post can become a living document and if you know of a different term that is used for the various parts of the shopping cart in these visuals or if there is something that I did not call out, please comment and add to this knowledge base.


Standard Wire Cart

Standard Wire Shopping Cart


Standard Plastic Cart

Standard Plastic Shopping Cart


ribs inside plastic shopping cart


plastic basket patterns


Two-Tier Convenience (aka “Express”) Shopping Cart

two-tier convenience shopping cart