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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I place an order?

A: Bulk Container Express uses a standard shopping cart system for online ordering. Throughout the site individual products are associated with an "Add To Cart" button. By default clicking this button will add 1 of that product to your shopping cart. A real-time tally of your shopping cart contents is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the site. At any time the "My Cart" link will take you to the detailed display of your cart’s current contents. On this screen you can edit the number of each item in your cart, remove items, or continue to the checkout process. Once you have added all of the items you would like to purchase to your cart proceed to the checkout process to provide your customer information and finalize the order.

Q: How will my order ship?

A: Once your order has been placed, your order will ship using FedEx Freight. Please see our Shipping Policy page for detailed information.

Q: When will I receive my order?

A: Once your order has been placed it will be put into queue for processing. The order will be reviewed to determine the proper distribution channels for each of the products on the order. The products will then be made ready for shipment. Depending on which products are ordered this review and processing window can range from 1-5 days. Once shipped typical transit times are 2-5 days for final delivery.

Q: How do I know my order is secure?

A: Bulk Container Express is concerned about the safety and security of our customers’ information. That is why our website is secured by GeoTrust, to ensure that your information is safe.

Q: Does Bulk Container Express store my credit card information?

A: No, Bulk Container Express does not keep your credit card information in our stored records. Transactions are handled strictly by the credit card companies.

Q: How do I check the status of my online order?

A: You can check the status of tour order by visiting our Order Status page. If you have created an account prior to finalizing your order, you will be able to retrieve all orders associated with your account. Orders placed without an account will be referenced by a combination of billing email address and zip code. For further assistance please contact our customer service experts.

Q: Does my product have a warranty?

A: Bulk Container Express warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of one year from the date of shipment by Bulk Container Express. If within this period any product is proved to be defective, and Bulk Container Express accepts the product for return during the limited warranty period, the product will be repaired or replaced. All other warranties, expressed or implied are disclaimed.

Q: What if my product arrives damaged?

A: If product arrives damaged, the recipient/buyer should note the extent of the damage on the shipping bill, the recipient/buyer should not sign for the damaged product, and the recipient/buyer should immediately contact Bulk Container Express. For more detailed information and instructions, please go to our Return and Refund Policy.

Q: How do I return a product?

A: If the buyer wishes to return a product, the buyer must contact Bulk Container Express within 14 calendar days from the date the product was received. Products are subject to a restocking fee of 25% of the product price. For more detailed information and instructions, please go to our Return and Refund Policy.

Q: What types of payment are accepted?

A: Bulk Container Express accepts payment from the following major credit cards: Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Q: Will I be charged sales tax?

A: Sales tax is collected for any orders shipped to the state of Ohio. Orders shipped to any other state will not be charged sales tax. If an Ohio buyer is sales tax exempt, a sales tax exempt form must be filed with Bulk Container Express, in order not to be charged sales tax.

Q: What is HDPE?

A: HDPE stands for high density polyethylene. It is a type of industrial plastic used in the manufacture of reusable plastic bulk containers.

Q: How are weight capacities of containers rated?

A: The weight capacity of a container is the rated maximum for that containers design to resist failure under load when the load is a fully vertical weight evenly distributed across the entire surface area of the floor of the container in a static storage application. If the contents of the container are not evenly distributed, or if they place significant outward pressure on the sidewalls of the container, the safe load capacity will be diminsihed. Other factors that may reduce the safe load capacity of a container can be, excessive dynamic motion during handling or exposure to temperatures outside of the rated work evelope for the containers design ( typically 20'f to 120'f). If you have any questions about your application or the capacity of the container needed for your uses please contact one of our container experts for help choosing the proper container.

Q: What is the difference between a fixed wall container and a solid wall bulk bin?

A: A fixed wall container is a bulk container that has non-collapsible sidewall. Fixed wall containers my be made in a single mold, or be created by mechanically fastening non-collapsible walls to a seperately molded base. The lack of access doors in fixed wall containers generally lowers their deformation under sidewall pressure. Fixed wall containers may have drain holes or other non-solid areas strategically placed for specific uses throughout the container. Solid wall bulk bins in contrast are molded as a single continuous form. Solid wall bulk bins are designed to be liquid tight and are often avaialble in food grade varieties for applications which require FDA or USDA approved containers. If you have questions about the proper type of container for your application please contact one of our bulk container experts.