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Dump Bins Encourage Impulse Buys

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A retail dump bin is exactly what it sounds like — a large container filled with product. That product can range from clothing to toys to beverages in plastic bottles.

Retail dump bin displays are simple in construction and highly effective in showcasing large quantities. They also give customers easy access to bulk inventory, overstock merchandise, or sale items, which often leads to impulse buys.

Placing high-inventory, low-cost items near the cash registers and strategically throughout a store improves the chances of purchase.

Retail dump bins make it easy for customers to shop bulk items at a glance.

Dump bins give customers easy access to bulk inventory, overstock merchandise, or sale items, which often leads to impulse buys. Plus they help move inventory when you really need to!

Wire dump bins, cardboard dump bins, and corrugated floor dump bins (made of corrugated fiberboard) are perfect for the job. In all cases, these bins can be manufactured in standard-sizes or custom-sizes and constructed in a way that can be quickly and easily assembled and disassembled or moved. There are so many benefits of Dump Bin Displays!

Since dump bins are low-cost and highly effective, using them as retail displays in grocery stores, discount stores, club stores, and wholesale stores makes sense.

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Retail Dump Bin Considerations

If you’re in the market for more dump bins or are just starting to add them to your marketing plan, here are some considerations to keep in mind as you research dump bin manufacturers.


Besides being ideal for displaying items in bulk, dump bins (aka bulk bins) should be easy to set up and take down. Portability is key, as moving a bin multiple times may prove to be strategic in garnering more sales.

Consider a box design that meets this need. Buying dump bins with casters might also be a good option because they can be relocated without disassembling. An employee could fill it up in a stock room then move it to the in-store location without much trouble.

Use dump bins in high-traffic areas inside grocery stores, discount stores, club stores, and wholesale stores.

Creative Design

The best dump bins are customized to draw attention to the items inside. They're also made with durable material so that they can withstand the weight of the items as well as the stress put on it by rummaging customers.

Often there's an option to add internal dividers so that you can put more than one type of product inside the bin. Be sure to check out our High-Speed Digital Printing tips for Dump Bin Displays.

Manufacturing & Printing

Choose a company that can design and build dump bins based on specific specs or custom designs.

If you decide to go with a cardboard or corrugated fiberboard dump bin, be sure the manufacturer has printing capabilities.

It would be a missed opportunity not to use the bin itself as a way to promote your brand and the product inside.

In all cases, it's crucial to have a prototype bin created first before moving the project to the manufacturing phase if you are in the market for more than one bulk bin.

As you start your search for dump bin displays, there are specific things to keep in mind as you research manufacturers.

Dump bins are low-cost and highly-effective marketing tools, but it's crucial to find the right manufacturer.

Finding A Dump Bin Manufacturer

Having a go-to team, whether in-house or outsourced, that offers an all-encompassing retail display and dump bin display solution from concept to manufacturing, helps to keep production streamlined and profitable.

Find a display manufacturer who puts you first

If a manufacturer shows an interest in getting to know you, your specific needs, and business objectives, you have a better chance of working together successfully.

They should be open to hitting your marketing goals while honoring your company’s standards and processes and brand guidelines. Our approach begins with learning about your product, the intended environment, and the end-users' needs and wants.

We then partner with you to deliver what will work best for your brand and budget while being creative and efficient.

Related: 5 Design Tips For Dump Bin Displays

Look for an all-in-one team

When you have a packaging team that handles everything from concept to structural design and graphic design to manufacturing, you've struck gold.

An all-in-one team should be able to deliver high-quality customized solutions tailored that meet your objectives, handle the project from start to finish.

Don't compromise on quality

The subscription box packaging manufacturers that you hire should be committed to the highest standards in quality at every turn, hopefully, driven by Standard Operating Procedures and frequently audited by Quality Assurance.

Remember, if you’re planning to buy multiple dump bins, be sure to see a prototype before the project is moved to the manufacturing phase so that you can validate the functionality and quality.

There’s a lot to consider when selecting store retail displays. While bulk bins are perfect for some items and are ideal for meeting specific objectives, they may not always be the best solution.

Talk to the manufacturing companies you’re considering to see if they have other innovative or creative retail marketing solutions. And if you are looking for more information, check out our complete guide to Dump Bins!

Bennett Makes Dump Bins

Bennett is a premier packaging and retail displays manufacturing company striving to protect and promote our clients' products with customized corrugated solutions. When you work with us, you’re part of the family. We will partner with you every step of the way.

With our fully-integrated design-to-delivery process, we can be the single supplier source. We are an award-winning manufacturer of virtually anything corrugate. We offer everything from plain brown shipping boxes to sophisticated, high-graphic printed point-of-purchase displays, and everything in between.