3 Returnable Containers that Will Save You Thousands


It’s a simple truth of shipping and receiving that packaging costs pile up faster than you might expect. Packaging products to be sent out as well as unpacking products that you receive can accrue debilitating costs if you’re not getting good mileage on the packaging you use.

That being said, finding reliable packaging can be its own struggle. Here at Carter Associates, we recognize that the world of shipping and receiving can be complex and stressful. That’s why we strive to make our packaging solutions simple, cost-effective, and efficient. In this month’s blog post, we’ll be discussing three methods of using returnable containers and totes to save money in your business.

Plastic Shipping Totes for All-Purpose Shipping

Our Tuf-Totes are simple, reliable shipping containers that maximize utility and minimize costs. These returnable plastic containers are created using cutting edge adhesive bonding techniques, which greatly enhance the integrity of these shipping containers. Additionally, these totes don’t possess the localized weaknesses caused by traditional bonding techniques.

Tuf-Totes are the perfect design to transport smaller goods such as screws, nails, and washers, but are versatile enough to contain larger parts, as well.

Thermoformed Packaging for Reliable Structures

Dependable, rigid, and reusable: these are the three traits that best describe our thermoformed packaging, dunnage, and pallets. Available in 8 standard sizes, our thermoformed packaging is easily stackable and adaptable to a wide variety of products, making it the prime choice if you’re seeking to transport large products or a wide variety of products and want to conserve space. If you don’t feel these 8 standard sizes will suit your needs, we also design custom-made pallets using cutting edge 3D CAD.

Sleeves for Bulk Shipments

Our Tuf-Pak plastic sleeves are the perfect pairing for our Tuf-Totes and thermoforged packaging. Tuf-Paks are designed to offer superior toughness and strength for stacking, boasting only a 3% attrition rate when used for 30 months in major automotive companies while weighing less than 20 pounds per sleeve. Additionally, these sleeves can easily be collapsed for easy storage and transportation. Just like with our thermoformed pallets, our Tuf-Paks can be custom-made to your specifications to maximize their usefulness for your products.  

Are you interested in saving money on each shipment you make? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us at Carter Associates today. Don’t waste another cent on packaging when you can save yourself money and headaches in the long run.

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