Retail Reinvented: Elevating Retail Supply Chain and Display Fronts with quality Plastic Crates

In today's competitive retail landscape, operational efficiency combined with aesthetics are important to brand’s reputation.

Streamlining supply chain processes while enhancing customers’ in store experience are top priorities for retailers.

In this blog post, we'll explore how controlled processes using tracking systems combined with adaptable plastic crates can revolutionize retail supply chains from the manufacturing process to consumer purchase.



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Optimizing Logistical Processes

Space Efficiency: Have you ever seen fresh produce being packed on store shelves while shopping?  Empty plastic crates are not left lying around store aisles when unpacked. Plastic crates are nested into each other when empty, utilizing vertical space. You might not have noticed because quality crates are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, collapsible, stackable and nestable.  

Transport Benefits: When full, the crates stack securely, minimizing the risk of damage to goods. This stability is crucial for maintaining product quality from the manufacturer to the retailer. Return transit reduces transport costs if crates and containers are either collapsible or nest into each other. Transporting more crates in a single trip also reduces carbon emissions produced by the company.

Durability and Longevity: With an average lifespan of 15 years, good quality plastic crates are the smart choice for businesses who do not want to go through the monthly or weekly hassle of continuously buying single-use containment. Made from polypropylene or high density polyethylene plastic, Mpact’s crates are designed to withstand the rigors of multiple transport cycles, offering a sustainable alternative to single-use packaging.



Mpact Retail Crate

Enhancing Supply Chain Transparency with Tracking Systems

Combining the physical robustness of plastic crates with advanced tracking systems can further enhance supply chain efficiency:

Real-Time Tracking: Integrated RFID or GPS tracking systems can provide real-time data on the location and status of each crate, ensuring complete visibility throughout the supply chain.

Inventory Management: With tracking systems, retailers can better manage inventory levels, reducing overstocking and stockouts. This leads to improved cash flow and reduced waste.

Loss Prevention: Tracking systems help in quickly locating misplaced or stolen crates, minimizing loss and improving overall accountability.



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Creating Attractive In-Store Displays

Plastic crates aren't just functional; they are available in a range of bright colours, grabbing attention while serving its purpose.

Versatile Display Options: These crates can be used to create a variety of display configurations. Whether stacked to form a feature wall or used individually to highlight specific products, they offer flexibility in design.

Uniformity and Cleanliness: Unlike wooden or cardboard alternatives, plastic crates offer a uniform appearance that is easy to clean, ensuring displays always look fresh and inviting.

Branding Opportunities: Crates can be customized with brand colors and logos, turning them into an extension of the retailer’s brand identity.


Benefits to the Retail Environment

The advantages of using stackable and nestable plastic crates extend beyond logistics and aesthetics:

Improved Store Layouts: Their modular nature allows for easy reconfiguration of store layouts, helping retailers quickly adapt to seasonal changes or promotional events.

Enhanced Customer Experience: Attractive, well-organized displays make it easier for customers to find what they’re looking for, improving their shopping experience and increasing the likelihood of purchase.

Sustainability: Plastic crates are reusable, which aligns with growing consumer demand for sustainable practices. By using reusable containment systems, retailers can promote their commitment to environmental responsibility.


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Practical Implementation Tips For Retailers

For retailers considering the integration of plastic crates and tracking systems, here are some practical tips:

Start Small: Begin by introducing plastic crates in a specific segment of your supply chain or in one store to test their effectiveness.

Invest in Training: Ensure staff are trained on the benefits and proper handling of plastic crates and tracking systems to maximize their potential.

Monitor and Adjust: Use data from tracking systems to monitor the performance of your new supply chain setup and make adjustments as needed.


You can visit our online store to view our range of plastic crates, containers, bins and pallets. If you prefer to buy in bulk, please send an email to You might qualify for bulk rates based on quantity.

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