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Reusable Shipping Packaging Solutions

Save money and create efficiencies with Reusability for your ATV, UTV, lawn mower, and motorcycle reusable shipping packaging programs

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The Problem

Many powersports and lawn mower manufacturers use reusable wooden crates and steel frames to ship their products to large retailers and dealers. With decentralized locations for pick up, awkward and heavy packaging and irregular pick up schedules, recovery of reusable packaging can be both time consuming and costly.

Not to mention the opportunity still out there for other products, including UTVs, which are still shipped in disposable packaging.

For both of these problems, Reusability is here to help. With 20+ years in asset management, Reusability provides the most cost-effective and efficient solutions to design, manage, and recover reusable transport packaging.

Leave it to the experts to manage your reusable packaging programs so you can do what you do best.

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The Solution

Our national network of repacking centers offers a complete solution for manufacturers looking to create a more efficient supply chain. Managing 100,000+ of our own assets, we’ve completed over 10,000,000 recoveries. 

Since 1997, Reusability has been recovering owned nursery rack assets from The Home Depot. After seeing success for over a decade, we were introduced to a lawn-tractor manufacturer to simplify their reusable packaging recovery

Utilizing our existing network, we piloted a reusable metal crate program for tractors in 2007. We not only assisted in the design of the packaging but managed the asset recovery and reverse logistics for these crates, consolidating from retailers and dealers to our recovery facilities. After scanning and reporting OS&D, crates were shipped back to the lawn tractor manufacturer for reuse.

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The success of this program led to increased assistance for manufacturers, retailers and distributors to achieve their sustainable packaging goals through our customized solutions.

No matter where you are in your reusable shipping packaging journey, we have the solution for you.



We partner with the best reusable packaging design firms to develop eco-friendly, durable, and cost-effective packaging for our customers. If you don't have reusable shipping packaging, we leverage our consulting expertise to help in design and development. If you have an existing design but are looking for improvement, we share best practices to enhance your existing design. 


When our partners ship their reusable packaging to retailers and dealers, our proprietary software enables them to track and manage their assets and see the economic and environmental impact of their reusable shipping packaging programs.


We manage hundreds of thousands of our own assets so we know what it takes to manage successful programs.


Leveraging our expertise in recovery, we handle the management and pick-up of all reusable shipping packaging assets. With our 40+ strategically placed facilities nationwide, we handle all logistics of asset recovery including full inspection and quality assurance. We also assist with refurbishment solutions, product sorting, kitting, repackaging, warehousing, recycling and storage solutions.

Program Benefits

Nationwide Pick Ups

We currently manage assets at 10,000+ retailers throughout the country. With over 40 strategic recovery locations, we can support pick-ups both at your large or small retailers and dealers. No matter the volume, we have the scale to support you.

Flexible Pick-Up Schedule

As units are sold, reusable crates are collapsed and stacked in a storage unit, making it easy for us to pick up at times that are convenient for the manufacturer and dealer.

Awkward Packaging Pick-Up

We know that UTVs are bigger and heavier and thus require different reusable packaging from ATVs. Our solution enables manufacturers to develop reusable packaging quickly and pilot success for growing product lines, such as UTV.

For product lines new to reusable packaging, these are additional benefits:

Cost Savings

Manufacturers benefit from not having to build packaging and dealers benefit from not having to tear down single-use packaging, amounting to significant savings.

Reduce Waste

Sustainability is at the heart of many corporations today. Reusable packaging solutions mean no more wood going to landfills, less energy used, and less total greenhouse gas emissions.

Safer Choice

You’ll improve your workplace safety by eliminating the workplace injuries experienced with disposable wooden packaging. No more need to build and tear-down single-use packaging or handle broken debris.

Product Protection

Reusable packaging is durable and sturdy, and designed specifically for your product. Moving to reusables reduces the frequent damages that are caused by inconsistent single-use, packaging.

Stronger Relationships

Saving money on your packaging could translate to providing lower prices for your customers. In addition, your retail and dealer partners no longer have to incur disposal fees associated with landfilling single-use packaging.

Time Savings

Manufacturers benefit from not having to build packaging and dealers benefit from not having to tear down single-use packaging, amounting to significant time savings.

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MTD Case Study

Case Study

See how a reusable shipping packaging program saved lawncare manufacturer MTD $20 million on packaging costs and helped them avoid over 270 million pounds of solid waste to landfills.

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How Reusable Shipping Packaging Programs Work

No matter where you are in your reusable journey, our multi-step management process ensures you see the ROI of reusable packaging with as little capital outlay as possible.


Packaging Development: If you don't already have reusable packaging, we connect you to one of our design partners who will create options, financial analysis benchmarks, and prototype development of a returnable solution for your products.

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Shipment: Once packaging is designed and developed, customers ship their product in reusable packaging, which they own or rent, to their customers (Dealers, OEMs, Distributors, Retailers, Installers) and inform us of where they ship.

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Status Confirmation: We leverage our proprietary software to email, text, or call locations to confirm that empty packaging is ready for pickup and dispatch our agents.

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Recovery: Our agents recover empty packaging along specified routes and return to regional facilities.

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Repackaging and Quality Control: We consolidate shipments at our regional facilities, inspect for damage, and repair per your custom requirements.

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Return: We return packaging to our customers, generally in full truckload quantities, ready to be used again.

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Once the program is established, we focus on continuous improvement to ensure the best financial and sustainability results for our customers.

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We recover assets from 10,000+ locations nationwide and growing.
See how retailers benefit from our solutions.

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“…The real place for opportunity is UTVs…The crate sizes are consistent for ATVs, but you can’t use the same crates because UTVs are bigger and heavier…"

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