Click on each of the question links below to expand and open the answer.
Who are your suppliers?
Given that we have been in business in the Twin Cities since 1953, we have an excellent stable of top tier manufacturers in each of the different types of container categories that we sell. Most of these relationships are longstanding and in each case, very supportive.
What is the minimum order?
For items that we stock in our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse our minimum order is currently $100.00. It varies on shipments direct from the factory, but usually is a full 53’ trailer.
What is your lead time?
Our lead time from our warehouse is next day. On larger orders from the factory, as quoted.
Will you ship less than case/pallet quantities?
We ship some 5 gallon white plastic pails, gallon jugs in 4/1 re-shipper cartons and drums in quantities of less than a case or pallet.
However, generally speaking we won’t ship less than a full case or pallet quantity as most products would be too difficult to handle and keep clean if we opened up their cases or pallets.
Will you stock an item in your warehouse that isn’t currently part of your stocking program?
We welcome the opportunity to consider stocking special items for you. We review such things as quantity per order and annual volumes and pricing with you before we reach a mutual agreement to bring customer specific items into our warehouse.
Can you decorate any containers?
Most of the containers that we offer can be decorated in some way. Plastic bottles can be silk screened, or we can apply pressure sensitive, in-mold, sleeve, or shrink sleeve labels. We also sell these labels. Steel containers can be lithographed. Certain minimums will apply.
What are your terms?
Our terms are Net 30 days.
What is involved in setting up an account?
Typically we ask for three trade references (preferably other than banks). After we’ve received credit information from them, we make a decision on how to handle your account. You may also pay by check or major credit card up front on the first order.
What types of containers do you sell?
We sell containers that range in size from 2 oz. to 330 gallons. They vary from plastic bottles made with HDPE, PET, and PVC in sizes from 2 oz. to 2 ½ gallons; plastic pails and drums; metal cans and steel pails and drums; fiber drums; paper, poly, and woven poly bags; sleeve, shrink sleeve, in mold, and pressure sensitive labels; and closures.
We offer our customers a place where they can get all of their packaging requirements fulfilled.
Do you manufacture your containers?
We do not manufacture the containers we sell. We do work very closely with the top tier mfrs. that we represent and distribute for. We serve as their marketing arm and also as a distributor. Along with the high quality containers that we have to offer, we also provide the service you want and need, a lot of times more than what a manufacturer can offer.
Do you still have questions we didn’t cover here? Please contact us or call us at 1-888-843-4421 for assistance. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you find the perfect container for your needs.