When it comes to a storage and shipping solution for your warehouse it's vital to choose the right option. Your decision will have a huge impact on how your goods move from point A to point B, as well as how you store the goods. Tote containers offer one of the best solutions for warehouse storage and shipping. These reliable plastic containers are hard to beat when it comes to cost, efficiency and sturdiness. Available in a range of sizes, finishes and colours there is a tote container to suit all needs. We’ve put together some of the key advantages of tote containers to help you understand their benefits for your business.


Space Efficiency

We know how precious space can be in a warehouse, equally renting a warehouse can be costly and the larger the space needed for storage, the larger the rent. Tote containers help you to get the most out of your warehouse space thanks to their stackable ability. Easily pile the containers on top of each other without damaging the contents or having to invest in a shelving system. When compared to cardboard boxes, tote containers are far safer thanks to their sturdy exterior and corrugated edges in many instances. Stopping them from sliding out of place and falling over. 



Cardboard boxes fall apart after just one or two uses but that’s not the case when it comes to tote containers. Made of high-quality plastic that can withstand the test of time, tote containers can be reused over and over without risking damage to the products within. Once a tote container comes through the door you can quickly remove the contents, load it up again and send it right back out. 


Less Waste

If your containers are built to last then you’ll find yourself with a lot less unnecessary waste. Traditional cardboard boxes need to be recycled which takes up time, energy and resources. You don’t have to worry about throwing your plastic tote containers away as they can withstand wear and tear leading to far less waste throughout your manufacturing or shipping process. 


Durable and Waterproof

It’s important to keep your items protected at all stages of the manufacturing, storage or shipping process. Plastic tote containers are completely waterproof which is hugely beneficial when shipping items in less than ideal weather conditions. Cardboard boxes cannot survive in wet conditions, often leaving whatever’s inside wet and damaged. These boxes and items will need to be thrown away and replaced, costing you time, money and your reputation.


Improved Health & Safety

Handheld, sized tote containers make manual handling as easy and safe as possible. Any employee involved in the moving and handling of goods can be at risk of injury from manual handling. Tote containers are the correct size so that they cannot be overloaded and have appropriate handles and grips which plays an important role in reducing manual handling induced injuries.

It’s clear that plastic tote containers have numerous advantages over the traditional cardboard box and no matter the nature of your business they’re bound to increase your efficiency and productivity. 

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Here at rackzone.ie we have a wide range of tote containers to keep your parts and items stored away and safe. We aim to give you great products at a great price with exceptional service. Get in touch with us today to discuss our range of shelving, racking and storage options further at +353 (0)90 9673261 or email us at [email protected].