From http://www.sterilite.com/home.html?section=1, there are different kinds of storage boxes. One kind is called "tote". I wonder what it means and how it is different from others? Thanks!
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Tote for carry as in cargo is from the 1600s - eg "tote that bale"
More recently it's used for an open bag, at least in American English. I think Tote for a large box with handles may be specific to this company, just to try and create a name for a specific box in their range. I've only heard it in American English where this brand is sold.
The first photo below shows an example of tote boxes. They typically have handles, making them easier to tote around. The other photo shows a family of totes.