How to Use Reusable Packaging to Save Thousands in Shipping Costs


When it comes to logistics (and most things) there’s no profit in waste. At Carter Associates, we believe in minimizing waste for both financial and environmental reasons. To this end, we offer a variety of reusable packaging for anyone and everyone money- or environment-conscious. That being said, each of our products has their own particular advantages to be considered before making a purchase. In today’s blog post, we’ll be covering the benefits of our Tuf-Pak pallet and plastic sleeves, thermoformed packaging, and reusable Tuf-Totes.

Tuf-Pak Returnable Plastic Sleeves

Even if you’ve never used returnable dunnage before, chances are you’ll have no problem using the Tuf-Pak returnable plastic sleeves. These sleeves are collapsible, making them easy to store and transport when not in use, and are lightweight enough to be easily maneuvered by one person. Additionally, their corrugated plastic build makes them strong candidates for outdoor storage, where wood pallets quickly rot, crack, or break under the stress of the seasons. We recommend the Tuf-Pak Returnable Plastic Sleeve if you plan on shipping a large quantity of items over a long period of time. The more time you spend using these sleeves, the more money you’ll save on every shipment.

Thermoformed Packaging for Plastic Sleeve Storage

If you already have a cache of plastic sleeves, then we recommend using our thermoformed pallets to store them. Like our other products, these are made to last, and can be stored in ways that conventional packaging can’t. These stackable pallets come in eight standard sizes, which you can use to fit any place you might store them like a glove. That way, they buy you as much space on the factory floor as possible.

Returnable Tuf-Totes Plastic Containers

Our Tuf-Totes are designed to be the peak of reusable shipping containers. Lightweight, stackable, and completely recyclable, these totes are constructed using adhesive bonding techniques that few manufacturers offer. Our state of the art bonding techniques allow for the maximum reliability and integrity in each of our totes without the complications and weaknesses that are intrinsic to corrugated plastic, such as a one to two year lifespan when exposed to the elements. To best suit your needs, these totes come in both heavy duty and light weight varieties.

If you’re looking to cut down on shipping costs, maximize inventory space, and keep your environmental impact green, then contact us today for more information.

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