Box pooling or Crates pooling involves pooling reusable boxes or containers for product transportation and storage.
Box pooling is typically used in industries where goods are shipped or stored in standardized boxes or containers, such as the food and beverage industry, retail, and logistics. Rather than each company or supplier using their own boxes or containers for transportation, they can use a shared pool of reusable boxes, reducing the need for single-use packaging and minimizing waste.
The boxes used in box pooling are typically owned and managed by a third-party provider, who ensures that they are properly cleaned and maintained between uses. When a supplier needs boxes for transportation or storage, they can rent them from the provider, and when they are finished using them, they return them to the pool.
Box pooling can provide several benefits, including: