Save Money With Retail Tote Hire Compared to Cardboard

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Pluscrates was launched in 2008 to meet the demand for a premium tote hire company, and since 2010 we have been the largest independent tote hire company in the UK providing nationwide service from 5 regional service centres in Scotland, Manchester, Birmingham, London, and Bristol.

Whether you are looking to buy or hire totes, or just to top up your existing pool over seasonal spikes, we are here to help.


  • Up to 50% cheaper than cardboard cartons
  • No minimum quantity
  • Flexible periods of hire to suit your requirements
  • Fast delivery
  • Simple 1-page hire agreement
  • No penal loss charges


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More Robust, Protective and Secure

Replace your costly one trip cardboard packaging and save money each trip with our environmentally friendly, plastic hire totes, and also benefit from greater security, reduced damage and shrinkage.


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Reduce Costs

Our rates are always competitive and always completely transparent. The benefits of RTP (Reusable Transit Packaging) is vast, and you can reduce your costs in many ways. The cost of hiring totes is less than the cost involved in purchasing cardboard. The plastic totes are stronger and more robust while also being more secure than cardboard.

They can be secured with standard or numbered security seals, or even padlocks to protect high-value items during the delivery chain-of-custody. Cardboard boxes are more easily crushed or damaged during transit leading to stock loss through damage.


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No Penal Loss Charges

We understand that in large scale distribution, you may lose some totes here and there and we don’t charge you for that. Talk to our advisors to find out more about the benefits of hiring retail totes from Pluscrates.


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Flexible Rental Periods

From our national depot network centres in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Livingston, we can deliver to you long or short term hire stock within 4 hours when required, utilising our fleet of liveried low emission vehicles through the UK (or you can collect & return from us).

Our hire agreements are charged at a low daily rate, and we can offer great rates for longer hire periods too. We invoice monthly for the crates you have on hire, so you can leave the hire term open-ended.

For further information or to discuss your tote rental requirements, please contact:

Nick Flaxman

Neil McGuigam