Yes, I really said that. I know it is one of the most overused clichés’ in the past 10 years, but hear me out, it really applies here. If you are an internet retailer, or a large consumer of boxes, to ship your products to your customers in, I am asking you to reconsider and rethink your approach.
In a recent, unscientific survey, it was found that many companies use boxes, simply because it was always historically done that way. It was not necessarily based on a spec or the need for extra protection of the item being shipped. For instance, there is no reason whatsoever that soft-goods should be shipped in a box, when bubble or flat poly mailers will more than suffice.
Not to mention the environmental benefits of shipping in poly versus corrugated. Remember, when incinerated, poly generates much more energy than paper. Some of our customers have actually reduced shipping and material costs by converting from boxes to mailers.
So the next time you are getting ready to use a corrugated container for shipping your products, do yourself and the environment a favor, and consider poly or poly bubble mailers. Think outside the box. Okay, that is the last time I will use that phrase this decade!