Some uses of collapsible plastic bins include the storage of materials or products during the manufacturing process, holding merchandise during the delivery period, and housing used items for shipment back to a manufacturer or supplier. The bins may also help owners temporarily store items in personal and professional settings or serve as display stands for bulk items in a retail setting.
Collapsible plastic storage bins offer several benefits over metal or solid-construction bins, including the ability to quickly assemble and disassemble according to the situation, low weight and sturdy construction that minimizes potential damage to its contents. This makes them a common choice for manufacturers to use during various stages of the product creation process, including holding raw materials within a warehouse or storing final products in a staging area. Many manufacturers also place the products in collapsible plastic bins to ship them out to customers and distributors, as they allow for easy breakdown after emptying and take up little space.
Some retailers also use the plastic bins to hold empty bottles or other containers that they sell back or return to suppliers, also due to the ease of storage when not in use and light weight. Some retailers, particularly in the grocery industry, use the containers to display produce or other products within the store, as distributors often ship the product in the containers as well. The bins also allow users to quickly create storage solutions for temporary situations as needed.