Category Archives: Stack & Nest Totes

Five Benefits of Using Plastic Totes in Your Warehouse

closeup of large plastic totes

Few decisions are more important than choosing the right kind of containers for your warehouse. Your decision will have major implications for your entire operations, including how much you will need to spend on supplies, how your goods will move from point A to B and how you can store items in your warehouse. Continue reading

Discover the Many Advantages and Benefits of Used Totes and Trays


For those interested in transporting materials quickly and efficiently from their business warehouse to a storage facility, look no further than buying a used tote. While buying totes at retail can sometimes be an expensive process, used totes offer all of the benefits that totes and trays offer, but at a cheaper price.  
 
There are a number of different tote styles that can be purchased secondhand online. These include: food totes and trays, stacking totes, nesting totes, stacking totes, and organizer bins.  
Stacking Totes 
There are a number of online retailers that specialize in selling used totes and trays of all varieties. used totes for sale are available on eBay, Craig’s List, and other auction websites. Another great place to buy used trays is via restaurant or manufacturing forums. Oftentimes, restaurant owners will be selling the equipment and trays from their ventures at deeply discounted costs.  
 
Because totes and trays are constructed of versatile plastics, used trays have the same capabilities as brand new totes. Thankfully, then, you do not have to worry about sacrificing durability or quality if you choose to purchase trays secondhand.  
 
Food totes are great for transporting baked goods from a bakery to a restaurant or grocery store. These trays are smooth, which eliminates the possibility that a plastic bag full of freshly baked muffins snags on the container’s edge.  
 
Organizer bins are ideal for small items that an individual needs quick access to. For example, these small bins are great for nails, screws, and other similar pieces of hardware. Organizer bins also work for arts and crafts supplies or jewelry.  
 
For larger goods, nesting totes or stacking totes offer the size and durability you need to safely store and stack heavier objects. These storage boxes are much more durable and versatile than cardboard boxes, which have a tendency to break apart or wear down over a short period of time.

Stack & Nest Totes


Stack & Nest Totes are one of a few different plastic containers that are referred to as hand-held because you can lift and carry them by hand. These totes are ideal for assembly lines, order picking, parts and retail distribution, general merchandise, and short-term storage. Stack and Nest Totes stack when full or nest when empty for space saving storage.
Depending on the tote, lid options include:

  • Attached Lids
  • Detached Lids
  • No Lids

Stack & Nest Totes
Stack and Nest Totes come in a variety of sizes and other features to meet your handheld container needs. Some of the other features include:

  • 180 Degree
  • Drain Holes for easy cleaning, perfect for harvesting
  • Cross-stacking

Take a look at some of the different types of stack & nest totes available on Container Exchanger:

New Stack & Nest Totes
Used Stack & Nest Totes
New 180 Degree Stack & Nest Totes
Used 180 Degree Stack & Nest Totes

Agriculture Containers: Harvesting Totes and Produce Bins

Produce and agriculture bins come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. There are small plastic totes, often referred to as handheld totes, which can be used for produce harvesting, storage and shipment. Large corrugated cardboard boxes with vent holes are great for bigger produce items such as watermelons. Reusable bulk plastic containers with mesh sides can be used for an assortment of harvesting needs, like melons, citrus, apples and pears.
Here you will find an offering of each type of harvesting tote and produce bin available through Container Exchanger. Click on one of the links below to narrow down your search for the perfect agriculture container.

Produce Gaylords
Harvesting Totes
Reusable Agriculture Bulk Containers

Types of Used Plastic Totes

Production units and manufacturing facilities used totes to transport heavy equipment and products from one part of the facility to another. As plastic is a durable and strong material, purchasing used plastic totes can be a cost effective way of providing your business with a means of transporting goods with the help of totes. There are three major types of used plastic totes:

Stacking Totes

Used plastic totes that can be stack on top of one another are commonly used in industries and factories, where they can be a cheaper option when compared to cardboard boxes and other stackable options. Plastic is long lasting, resists wear and tear and is strong enough to withstand heavy weights.
Although stackable totes do not usually have lids, the formation of the stack can provide a top cover for each tote that is placed beneath it.

Nesting Totes

Nesting totes are mostly used to transfer goods that are in the process of production. They can carry large as well as small items and are good for use on conveyer belts that allow materials to be conveyed throughout the factory as its takes It final form and becomes a complete product.
When not in use, used plastic totes can be placed in a pile, fitted or nested into one another, allowing for easy storage with small space consumption.

Stacking and Nesting Totes

Used plastic totes are also available in a stacking and nesting variety that allows for added flexibility in using and storing them. Most industrial units purchase these totes for their stacking features which allows for easy transportation of goods and space saving storage also becomes possible with the nesting feature when the plastic totes are not being used.
 
Thus, choose the type of used plastic tote that can provide you with optimum benefits and functionality according to your industrial and manufacturing needs and save your business from costly transportation and shipping costs.