- Customer convenience: With delivery boxes custom fit to each order, customers don’t need to break down oversized boxes and excessive air “pillows.”
- Sustainability: Smart-size packaging reduces air pillow use by 60 percent and the average cardboard box size by 20 percent. This results in an estimated annual carbon footprint reduction of 30,200 tons, equivalent to about 120,000 trees.
- Operational efficiency: Customized box sizes allow more shipments to fit on each line haul and more orders in each delivery truck. In addition, just-in-time packaging with Smart-size reduces costs and warehouse space from storing delivery boxes.
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, announced today the launch of new packaging technology nationwide that customizes delivery box sizes to each order. Staples “Smart-size” packaging, developed by Packsize International, brings more convenience to customers in every delivery order and improves supply chain sustainability and efficiency: