What Is Palletizing and How Can It Make Warehouses Run Faster?

What Is Palletizing and How Can It Make Warehouses Run Faster?

How to Ship Perishable Food – A Guide for Those in the Food Industry

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Recycled Plastic Pallets: How They Save the Planet and Save You Money

Recycled Plastic Pallets: How They Save the Planet and Save You Money

Plastic pallet It’s best to attach a pallet to your packages before sending them off for delivery. Without a pallet, your packages will be hard to handle. Your workers will have to pick them u Continue reading →
Plastic Pallet Containers Prove Themselves Valuable for Every Industry

Plastic Pallet Containers Prove Themselves Valuable for Every Industry

Plastic Pallet Containers Prove Themselves Valuable for Every Industry Plastic containers are used to store and tra Continue reading →
4 Reasons Why Orbis Containers Are Some of the Best Pallet Containers

4 Reasons Why Orbis Containers Are Some of the Best Pallet Containers

Stacks of plastic pallets in a warehouse The company known as Orbis is known for manufacturing and selling a wide range of plastic pallet containers, including those fo Continue reading →
The 5 Pros and Cons of Reusable Pallet Containers

The 5 Pros and Cons of Reusable Pallet Containers

Plastic barrels Choosing between reusable and single-use containers is one of the most important decisions you can make as a business owner. Regardless of the nature of your operations, you wil Continue reading →
The Dos and Don’ts of Efficient Warehouse Management

The Dos and Don’ts of Efficient Warehouse Management

Rear view of warehouse team discussing while walking in warehouse Running a warehouse is all about efficiency. Your employees need to move quic Continue reading →
5 Reasons to Use Nesting Plastic Pallets in Your Warehouse

5 Reasons to Use Nesting Plastic Pallets in Your Warehouse

stack of two nesting plastic pallets Few items are more crucial to your business than the humble pallet. These items make it easy to move and ship your inventory. However, Continue reading →
7 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Using Plastic and Metal Pallets

7 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Using Plastic and Metal Pallets

container exchanger plastic pallet Almost every storage and warehouse facility use pallets, whether they are plastic or metal. These handy items make it easy to move heavy items with a forklift but working Continue reading →
8 Tips for Preparing Your Shipping Crates for Transport During Hurricane Season

8 Tips for Preparing Your Shipping Crates for Transport During Hurricane Season

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7 Benefits of Using Plastic Pallets for International Shipments

7 Benefits of Using Plastic Pallets for International Shipments

wrapping box for shipment Moving products overseas is much easier when you choose plastic pallets. They’re affordable, reusable and durable, which saves your business money. Here’s a list of some benefits of Continue reading →
Five Signs That It’s Time to Invest in Stack Racks for Your Warehouse

Five Signs That It’s Time to Invest in Stack Racks for Your Warehouse

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Five Reasons Plastic Pallets are the Best Choice for Cold Chain Logistics

Five Reasons Plastic Pallets are the Best Choice for Cold Chain Logistics

A man in white great coat uniform and Plastic Pallets A lot of things can go wrong when it comes to cold chain logistics. Getting products and shipments fr Continue reading →
New vs. Used Pallets: Pros and Cons

New vs. Used Pallets: Pros and Cons

closeup of plastic pallets on factory floor Pallets have become the bread and butter of any industrial facility. We use them to store, move and lift items all day long, making them an integral part Continue reading →
Plastic Pallets: A Crucial Staple to Your Warehouse

Plastic Pallets: A Crucial Staple to Your Warehouse

bright plastic containers in piles Pallets are a staple in any warehouse, helping you move large shipments around with ease. But you’ll have to choose between plastic pallets and wood pallets. If you’ve Continue reading →
How to Know You Are Picking the Right Size Pallet for Your Freight

How to Know You Are Picking the Right Size Pallet for Your Freight

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Reasons Why Stackable Pallets Are a Warehouse Essential

Reasons Why Stackable Pallets Are a Warehouse Essential

Staying stocked up on inventory means being able to provide your customers with the products they need, but you also need a place to store your products until they hit the shelves. That’s where the warehouse comes in. Your warehouse must be able to handle the amount of products you have to store, however, and that means you’ll need to think about what kinds of pallets you use. You’ll have to Continue reading →
What Is the Difference Between a Skid Pallet and Plastic Pallet?

What Is the Difference Between a Skid Pallet and Plastic Pallet?

Product storage is an essential aspect of running a business, whether you keep your inventory in a warehouse or onsite. It’s up to you to decide how you’ll handle your products before you send them out to the shelves, and there are a handful of options to choose from. Pallets are a popular choice across many different industries Continue reading →
6 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Metal Pallet

6 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Metal Pallet

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The Differences Between Galvanized and Aluminum Metal Pallets

The Differences Between Galvanized and Aluminum Metal Pallets

The differences between galvanized steel and aluminum metal pallets concern the differences in the properties of the metals used. Which material you use for your business needs depends on a number of different factors, including what you ship. Continue reading →
Helpful Tips to Find Pallets for Sale

Helpful Tips to Find Pallets for Sale

If you use pallets to keep your business running smoothly, you need a good supplier to ensure you get a quality product that matches your specific needs. Many companies choose to purchase used pallets. To ensure you purchase what you need, there are several points to educate yourself about when researching a supplier to meet your business’ needs. Continue reading →
International Shipping: Requirements for Your Shipping Crate

International Shipping: Requirements for Your Shipping Crate

Texture of wooden shipping crate There is a significant opportunity available for businesses prepared to join the international shipping frenzy. Sales of products shipped to international destinations are growin Continue reading →
Extended Producer Responsibility: Manufacturers to Collect, Recycle, Reuse Packaging

Extended Producer Responsibility: Manufacturers to Collect, Recycle, Reuse Packaging

The United States of America has been no stranger to the concept of recycling and reusing products and packaging. The practice of recycling has been around in this country Continue reading →

Eleven Ways to Perforate the Problem of Prolific Plastics

Eleven Ways to Perforate the Problem of Prolific Plastics

Recycling and repurposing containers and packaging is a great way to make your business more green. Learn why this is important and how to start addressing p Continue reading →

Why Companies Are Switching to Metal Pallets

Why Companies Are Switching to Metal Pallets

Mention the word pallet, and the image that most comes to mind is a wooden flatbed, of sorts, on a warehouse floor. A pallet is a structural foundation used to hold and ship large bundles of items, and it comes in a variety of materials, such as wood, plastic, and metal. It is an essential link in the global supply chain. 

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The Different Types of Pallet Trucks

The Different Types of Pallet Trucks

Pallet trucks are generally the workhorse in any warehouse. Some of our tips for warehouse workers will help run the facility more efficiently. Save time and money by determining which types of pallet trucks will best fit your business needs.


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The Difference Between a Pallet and a Skid

The Difference Between a Pallet and a Skid

Unless you work in a warehouse or on a construction site, you probably do not know the difference between a pallet and a skid. Because of the lack of knowledge regarding these storage solutions, pallets are often referred to as skids or vice versa. Even though these shipping tools are similarly built, their differences govern their function. The majority of pallets a Continue reading →

How to Shrink Wrap a Pallet

How to Shrink Wrap a Pallet

If you want your pallet shrink wrapped, make sure that you choose a reliable and experienced company that provides good service at economical prices. The best companies provide their customers with sustainable and environmentally friendly products and services, too.

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Picking Pallets:  Wood v. Plastic

Picking Pallets: Wood v. Plastic

Millions of items, from your favorite snacks to electronic gadgets, made their way to American homes via numerous shipping and distribution channels. The factories which created these goods produce the items and ship them via containers. When businesses ship items in bulk, they either use wood or plastic pallets. Continue reading →
The 7 Main Plastics

The 7 Main Plastics

Plastics are everywhere! Anytime you open up a coke bottle or your favorite snack, you are using packaging made from plastic. Even the car you drive contains plastics. Plastic is preferred over many other alternatives because it is sustainable, lightweight, and shatter-proof. These prop Continue reading →

The History of Pallets

The History of Pallets

Chances are, like most people, you've bought many different things from many different stores. When you go to stores, especially warehouse stores, you may have noticed wooden pallets filled with your favorite items. Ever wonder how these pallets came about? If so, then you’re in luck. Continue reading →

A Beginners Guide to Wooden Pallets

A Beginners Guide to Wooden Pallets

pic3Do you have products you need to ship? Not sure which pallet type to choose from? Any business that ships products internationally knows you must hav Continue reading →
A Guide to Pallet Racking Operation and Maintenance

A Guide to Pallet Racking Operation and Maintenance

palletOwn a large scale business? Do you use a pallet racking system? Pallet racking systems can prove to be a great asset for any business. However, wit Continue reading →
Inspection Tips for Checking Racking Systems

Inspection Tips for Checking Racking Systems

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How Container Exchanger Is Changing the Commercial Recycling Game

How Container Exchanger Is Changing the Commercial Recycling Game

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Preparing Wooden Pallets for Upcycling Projects

Preparing Wooden Pallets for Upcycling Projects

Do you have old pallets just lying around? Want to recycle them for home project? This is a great idea! After vigorous use within businesses, industries, and warehouses, pallets can easily be transformed into furniture or other works of art by the creative at heart, although, before you jump in and start making your pallet creation, it’s important to remember that some pallets may be dangerous. Continue reading →
Plastic Container Safety 101: How to Know When (and If) It’s Safe to Reuse Yours

Plastic Container Safety 101: How to Know When (and If) It’s Safe to Reuse Yours

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Why Use Plastic Pallets for Shipping and Storage?

Why Use Plastic Pallets for Shipping and Storage?

Although not used extensively until recent years, plastic pallets have been around since sometime around World War II. Import and export between Europe and the US encouraged the wide usage of plastic pallets in an effort to reduce the amount of pest infestations wood can typically incur. However, there are substantial benefits to using plastic over wood and in some cases, metal. Amongst the many u Continue reading →
Useful Ways to Repurpose Wood Pallets

Useful Ways to Repurpose Wood Pallets


Pallets used for shipment purposes are one of the most common waste products in this country. Because there are so many of these finding their place in landfills, more than ever, people are repurposing wooden Continue reading →
30 Awesome Things You Can Do With Your Potential Junk

30 Awesome Things You Can Do With Your Potential Junk


Ready for some DIY recycling projects? Don’t know what to do with those wooden pallets lying around your back yard? Tired of seeing those old wooden crates stacked in your garage? Here are some creative ideas we are eager to share with you! We all know the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Although they might seem like something the modern man thought of when he realized h Continue reading →
DIY: Plastic Pallets

DIY: Plastic Pallets


Creativity is the quintessence of making life wonderful. Imaginative minds have introduced many creative ideas simply by using recycled plastic pallets. Pallets can be transformed into many objects used in our everyday lives. While some DIY pallet projects involve wooden pallets, many are turning to using plastic pallets. These plastic pallets can be transformed into many things, including Continue reading →
New Recycling Infographic

New Recycling Infographic

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Use Metal Pallets for Heavy Items

Use Metal Pallets for Heavy Items


When it comes to storing and transporting heavy items, metal pallets are the ideal solution. Metal pallets are not only stronger than wood pallets; they also resist bacterial contamination and breakdown due to environmental influences. Using metal pallets allows companies to move and ship very heavy items on a single pallet, something that is impossible to do with wooden pallets. The expect Continue reading →
Cash for Used Wood Pallets?

Cash for Used Wood Pallets?


Container Exchanger offers a new unique marketplace to buy and sell used wood pallets.   ATLANTA, September 17, 2012 - Container Exchanger announced today that they have added Used Wood Pallets to their online packaging marketplace. This disruptive marketplace turns the traditional pallet industry on its head and now allows a company with excess used palle Continue reading →
Container Exchanger Shows Value of Reusable Metal Pallets

Container Exchanger Shows Value of Reusable Metal Pallets


Container Exchanger is an online marketplace that offers manufacturing and distribution businesses an outlet for procuring or selling used returnable packaging. The product offerings include many standard and common reusable packaging solutions, including but not limited to plastic totes, plastic collapsible bulk boxes, metal containers, wire baskets, and plastic pallets. Launched in 2005, Continue reading →
One Small Change Creating a Huge Impact on Packaging Waste

One Small Change Creating a Huge Impact on Packaging Waste

Global Packaging by the Numbers The waste produced by shipping containers on a global level is predicted to increase in the coming years. The amount of harm done to the Earth is extensive when you combine the waste produced by expendable packages with th Continue reading →
Discover the Many Advantages of Using Plastic Pallets

Discover the Many Advantages of Using Plastic Pallets


Depending on the manufacturer, plastic pallets are either constructed of recycled plastic or virgin plastic. Besides the differences in materials, plastic pallets can be used for a wide variety of purposes, too. Continue reading →
Used Wood Pallets – Cost-effective Solutions for Bulk Shipment of Goods

Used Wood Pallets – Cost-effective Solutions for Bulk Shipment of Goods


When companies make a bulk shipment of goods, they must find a convenient and affordable way to ship those items from one location to another. While the actual methods used will vary based on the shipment method and what items need to be shipped, one of the most common options available involves the use of wood pallets. Typically, packages of boxes, sacks of merchandise and more will be pla Continue reading →
What Can Aluminum Pallets Be Used For?

What Can Aluminum Pallets Be Used For?


Selecting the correct materials for a storage or shipping container is important in preserving the items that will be placed in the containers. Container Exchanger offers a variety of high quality and durable containers that will safely and efficiently store or ship your products before arriving at market. Metal containers are necessary for certain products, such as pharmaceuticals, meat, a Continue reading →
Benefits of Plastic Pallets for Goods Transportation

Benefits of Plastic Pallets for Goods Transportation


Nearly all shipping and manufacturing companies use either wooden or plastic pallets for the transportation of merchandise. However, choosing new or used plastic pallets can have certain advantages for your business. The top 5 benefits are:

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How to Find Used Plastic Pallets for Sale

How to Find Used Plastic Pallets for Sale


Pallets have become the darlings of DIY aficionados and Pinterest lovers. Yet there are many more options than the wooden pallets that have become so popular in up-cycling projects. Plastic pallets can offer businesses a cost-effective option for their shipping needs. Plastic pallets are made from structural foam or thermoform, and they offer a durable and easily manageable shipping solutio Continue reading →
Working With Wood Pallets

Working With Wood Pallets


Wood pallets are one of the most popular tools available for moving merchandise in bulk. Designed to work together with lifting machines, pallets are effectively a mobile floor capable of carrying and lifting quite a lot of merchandise. They're also one of the most affordable tools for any warehouse, with an average price of well under ten dollars per pallet.

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Used Plastic Pallets for Export

Used Plastic Pallets for Export

Container Exchanger specializes in used plastic export pallets . We are experienced in selling and distributing plastic pallets throughout the nation. We are a supplier selling these Continue reading →
Returnable Packaging – The Next Phase of Lean – Automation.com

Returnable Packaging – The Next Phase of Lean – Automation.com

As industrial automation continues down its lean manufacturing journey, the area of packaging waste has taken center stage. The way to reduce this packaging waste is returnable packaging. The EarthWorks Group estimates that 30% of landfill waste is created by plastic and paper packaging. The use of cardboa Continue reading →
Friendly and Affordable – Making the Case for Returnable Packaging – Business Excellence

Friendly and Affordable – Making the Case for Returnable Packaging – Business Excellence

Thirty percent of landfill waste is created by plastic and paper packaging estimates The EarthWorks Group. The use of cardboard products and other one-time-use packaging products contribute significantly to this waste. David Madden, President of ContainerExchanger.com noted, "The initial investment in returnable pack Continue reading →
CFOs Looking for Bottom-Line Impacts Choose Returnable Packaging – AS411.com

CFOs Looking for Bottom-Line Impacts Choose Returnable Packaging – AS411.com

Used reusable packaging sounds strange yet it is precisely how many CFO's are improving the bottom-line. David Madden, President of ContainerExchanger.com, acknowledged that, "Initial investment in returnable packaging may cost more that one-time use packaging. However, savings are often quickly realized with returna Continue reading →
Reusable Containers: Clever, Cost-Effective, Convenient

Reusable Containers: Clever, Cost-Effective, Convenient

Lighting recycling specialist Lumicom, lighting maintenance company David Webster (DW) and waste management specialist Sims Group recently launched a series of pilot trials in the United Kingdom to explore ways of improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of recycling waste street lanterns. A key element of the Continue reading →
Reducing Landfill Waste with Returnable Packaging

Reducing Landfill Waste with Returnable Packaging

In today’s increasingly globalized and fiercely competitive world, the ultimate goal of businesses in all sectors is to maximize profits while reducing expenses in manufacturing and shipping their products. However, in recent years, an increasing number of enterprises in the United States have become aware of their Continue reading →
Reusable Container Online Marketplace – Material Handling Management

Reusable Container Online Marketplace – Material Handling Management

ContainerExchanger.com is an online marketplace that helps manufacturing and distribution businesses buy or sell used reusable packaging. Offerings include bulk containers, metal storage bins, plastic industrial totes, plastic pallets, used gaylord boxes, plasti Continue reading →
The Pros and Cons of Reusable Packaging – Plastics Business

The Pros and Cons of Reusable Packaging – Plastics Business

Green sustainable packaging solutions are as simple as reusing containers. Reusable Container & Pallet Association (RCPA) members are leading suppliers of the reusable/returnable industrial plastic containers, pallets, and packaging. They supply solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and d Continue reading →
Reuse It Or Lose It – Food Manufacturing Magazine

Reuse It Or Lose It – Food Manufacturing Magazine

Buying used reusable packaging yields immediate cost savings and long term benefits. Looking for new ways to add to your bottom line? Perhaps you should take a look at replacing expendable packaging with reusable/returnable options. Buying reusable packaging, specifically quality used reu Continue reading →
Container Exchanger wins Supply and Demand Chain Executive Green Award

Container Exchanger wins Supply and Demand Chain Executive Green Award

In addition to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality for its offices by the end of 2009, Container Exchange offers its clients returnable packaging broker services, resell folding bulk containers, metal storage bins, plastic industrial totes, plastic pallets and used Gaylord boxes throughout the U.S. mar Continue reading →
Now Buying Scrap Containers and Scrap HDPE Plastic

Now Buying Scrap Containers and Scrap HDPE Plastic

If your company has a collection of broken bulk containers or totes, give us a call! We can be reached M-F, 9 am - 5 pm Eastern Time at 404-551-5599. We now buy broken plastic bulk containers and totes. We now recycle used collapsible bulk containers and totes and can mold them into brand new containers. Our unique ability to recycle these ma Continue reading →