Folding bulk containers, industrial totes, and metal storage bins are used over and over again within a facility or between a supplier and a customer. Bulk storage bins and large plastic totes can be used literally thousands of times. These bulk boxes are much cheaper in the long term when compared to buying cardboard boxes and wood crates every time that product is shipped. Savings can be observed in the per piece packaging cost. While the upfront investment in returnable packaging may cost more, savings can be realized quickly through repeated use (the same bulk containers, collapsible storage crates, metal bins, and totes are used over and over), labor (no more box assembly), material handling (fewer moves from stackable containers), quality (fewer rejects due to damaged packaging), and floor space (plastic and metal containers can stack very high). The per piece packaging costs for used bulk containers and totes can be as low as 5% of the costs for a comparable expendable solution, depending on shipping volumes.
Returnable packaging also reduces waste created by your business. The EarthWorks Group estimates that 30% of landfill waste is created by plastic and paper packaging. The use of cardboard products and other one-time-use packaging products contribute to this waste.
Container Exchanger is dedicated to the sale and resale of reusable packaging, industrial plastic containers, and bulk storage containers. We Buy and Sell New and Used Pallet Containers, Bulk Containers, Metal Storage Bins and Wire Baskets, Plastic Industrial Totes, Plastic Pallets, IBC Totes, Carts, and Used Gaylord Boxes throughout North America.
When a company is finished using a returnable packaging fleet, we represent the seller and find a buyer for the used bulk packaging. Sellers enjoy a high sales price for a better return on investment. Buyers save significantly in comparison to new packaging prices.