Container Exchanger Returnable Packaging Profiled in AccountingSoftware411(dot)com

Released on: October 24, 2008, 9:25 am

Press Release Author: Thomas R. Cutler

Industry: Small Business

Press Release Summary: Container Exchanger Returnable Packaging Profiled in

Press Release Body: 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 containers provide a way to reduce costs and increase
productivity in handling and distribution because the containers can go from
processors to distributors to retailers efficiently.
In the current issue of, manufacturing journalist, Thomas
R. Cutler, discuss the value of reusable packaging. CFO's looking for bottom-line
impacts are choosing returnable packaging according to Cutler. Used reusable
packaging sounds strange yet it is precisely how many CFO's are improving the
bottom-line. David Madden, President of, acknowledged that,
"Initial investment in returnable packaging may cost more that one-time use
packaging. However, savings are often quickly realized with returnable packaging
because bulk containers, metal bins, and totes are used repeatedly and there are
reduced labor costs with reduced or eliminated box assembly." Additional cost-saving
are realized through used reusable packaging including reduced material handling
achieved with fewer moves from stackable containers, increased efficiency in floor
space usage since plastic and metal containers can stack very high, and enhanced
quality since there are fewer rejects due to damaged packaging.
Used Plastic Reusable containers provide the most cost-efficient shipping approach
possible; corrugated one-way packaging is the least effective and most costly. The
quasi-e-Bay model of Container Exchanger positively impacts both the buyer and
seller of packaging. According to Madden, "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." The average price
per trip for a corrugated one-way package is 54 cents versus a used plastic reusable
container at 2 cents.
Used pallets can take many different forms. Each pallet may be made from different
materials and have different structural properties. There are plastic Export Pallets
that are specifically made for the export market. These pallets are made from
plastic, and therefore, they meet international shipping guidelines (while wood
pallets must be heat treated before they are shipped internationally). Plastic
pallets are often more durable than wood pallets, because they are generally all
molded in one piece, while wood pallets require nails to hold all the pieces

Product handling is reduced with some of these returnable containers because produce
is often packed directly into containers where it remains until purchased by the
general public. Reduced handling eliminates product damage possibilities.

Increasingly manufacturers and distributors are changing entire storage and
packaging components to returnable containers. Beyond the public relations benefit
of being environmentally conscientious companies, genuine corporate citizenship is
frequently sincere and demonstrated through practice. Madden insists, "Since used
returnable containers enhance safety and quality issues, and are most cost
efficient, it is not a difficult choice for many CFO's to shift their packaging and
storage approach."
Container Exchanger ( is dedicated to the sale and resale
of reusable packaging and containers. The firm resells folding bulk containers,
metal storage bins, plastic industrial totes, plastic pallets, and used gaylord
boxes nationwide. When a company is finished using a returnable packaging fleet,
Container Exchanger represents the seller and finds 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.

Container Exchanger
David Madden, President

Web Site:

Contact Details: Container Exchanger
1831 Woodland Hills Ave
Atlanta, GA 30318

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