Wow...that's a big box!!!

SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I recently received two DVDs, on different days, to review. The boxes they were packed in were so oversized, I had to think about what could be in them. Has anyone wake experienced this? It just seems wastful, in dollars and in packing material. Is this section on the forum the best place to bring this up? Thanks!
03/02/2012
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Ansley Ansley
In most cases it's actually more cost-efficient to pick three standard sizes of boxes and use those. The white boxes come from the United States Postal Service and are only available in certain sizes. To use shipping envelopes is not cost effective as they tend to be more expensive and provide less protection for the items enclosed. So, while it may seem wasteful, it's probably more cost-effective and you have a nifty box that you can reuse when the holidays roll around!
03/02/2012
Mr. E Mr. E
I prefer smaller boxes.
03/02/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
The nice thing is that they're reusable! I've been saving my boxes for a few months now.
03/02/2012
Gary Gary
We love to put DVDs in giant boxes, just as a joke!

(of course I am kidding, Stormy pretty much nailed it)
03/02/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by SkylarrStarr
I recently received two DVDs, on different days, to review. The boxes they were packed in were so oversized, I had to think about what could be in them. Has anyone wake experienced this? It just seems wastful, in dollars and in packing material. ... More
I have noticed that too, only with a few items though. Theres been a huge box delivered to my place and it was mostly filled with that brown paper packing material than anything. At the very bottom of the box was my all but maybe six items? Seemed a bit overkill to me, but being in business as long as these folks have been, I would assume they have a good handle on what is more cost efficient. Though, again, I would have to agree that some times it just doesn't make any sense lol.
03/03/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
Thanks for the info!
03/03/2012
Woman China Woman China
When USPS and China Post are being nice and my boxes arrive nice and not so crushed and destroyed, I reuse them and ship things around the world!!!!!! I love being able to reuse them. China Post boxes are stupidly pricey!!!!
03/04/2012
Positwist Positwist
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Originally posted by Ansley
In most cases it's actually more cost-efficient to pick three standard sizes of boxes and use those. The white boxes come from the United States Postal Service and are only available in certain sizes. To use shipping envelopes is not cost ... More
Cost-effective doesn't negate the wastefulness

That said, I do reuse the giant boxes Eden sends me (while I have trouble reusing small boxes and mailers), so I'm not complaining!
03/04/2012
Lucky21 Lucky21
Yes! I have seen this time and time again with all sorts of different companies. BUT!!! What you have to remember is a lot of larger companies do is get contracts with the companies they ship with and they pay flat rates. Like, I know that Apple has a contract and it's basically $7 for them to ship anything overnight within the US.
03/04/2012
JessCee JessCee
I've actually had the opposite problem. With my lingerie, every order, they've been kind of rolled up into a small box... and this gets on my nerves!!!
03/04/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Gary
We love to put DVDs in giant boxes, just as a joke!

(of course I am kidding, Stormy pretty much nailed it)
Hahaha, thanks Gary.
03/05/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by JessCee
I've actually had the opposite problem. With my lingerie, every order, they've been kind of rolled up into a small box... and this gets on my nerves!!!
I hope none of them have been worse for the wear!
03/05/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Positwist
Cost-effective doesn't negate the wastefulness

That said, I do reuse the giant boxes Eden sends me (while I have trouble reusing small boxes and mailers), so I'm not complaining!
I drop them off at our recycling center by the dumpster so people can snag them if they want them.
03/05/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I always order half a crap ton of stuff when I get a free product because I am cheap and free shipping is amazing! I have had to iron a few of my lingerie items after shipping but they are so damn cute that I don't mind.
03/05/2012
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I have to admit this is virtually the only thing about Eden's shipping that I can find to complain about. That, and I hate getting so many of those damn magazines. But yes, I always have to tear up my boxes so they'll fit in recycling. I get far more boxes than I could ever store or re-use. Again though, it's the only issue I have with the shipping here. Everything I order gets shipped on time 90% of the time and arrives undamaged, and Eden has lots of great deals for free shipping.
03/05/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Ansley
In most cases it's actually more cost-efficient to pick three standard sizes of boxes and use those. The white boxes come from the United States Postal Service and are only available in certain sizes. To use shipping envelopes is not cost ... More
Thanks. I usually feel bad that my orders waste money, space, etc.
05/12/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I always order half a crap ton of stuff when I get a free product because I am cheap and free shipping is amazing! I have had to iron a few of my lingerie items after shipping but they are so damn cute that I don't mind.
Ha ha I do the same. I like to save on it and get a bunch of things in one go.
05/12/2012
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