The Business Of Amazon Shipping Boxes

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Cardboard boxes are a really big deal in the U.S. Amazon alone shipped over 5 billion packages through Prime in 2017. But as Amazon moves to plastic mailers and paper mailers the corrugated box market is bracing for the fallout.

    There are other players in the space but today the four big cardboard box manufacturers that dominate the market are International Paper, WestRock, Packaging Corporation of America and Georgia-Pacific.

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    The Business Of Amazon Shipping Boxes


  • Carlos Correia
    Carlos Correia  4 days ago

    Plastic ? is better....

  • Nick Finan
    Nick Finan  5 days ago

    Well their system doesnt really work. The last shipment I received was a colouring book and a set of pens. They were sent in a box around 40cms long and about 15cms high and around 30cms wide. Not an A4 cardboard envelope which would have been the perfect size. I also had a thumbnail sized 64bg USB key sent to me in an A3 sized cardboard "envelope". Yep their package to product matching isn't doing too well at busy times. (Christmas) Oh thats about the deliveries that actually arrived.....another story.

  • roachtoasties
    roachtoasties  7 days ago

    Who cares?

  • Chris614
    Chris614  7 days ago

    Drones will be delivering the items by 2025. That won't require the excess packaging if any.

  • philippe chevereau

    So little emphasis on the environmental impact, even thou recycling is adressed. Show picture of seabirds and dolphins stomach ... and the fish you eat, and smart a/o conscious a/o educated consumer may change behavior.

  • Robert Rowan
    Robert Rowan  7 days ago

    Dr. Kim is an eye sore.

  • Robert Rowan
    Robert Rowan  7 days ago

    Why do we have to see the fat pig's face?

  • Star Butterfly
    Star Butterfly  7 days ago

    Why am I watching this on a Saturday night? Man I am really getting old!

  • John Wawrysh
    John Wawrysh  7 days ago +1

    There’s no such thing as free shipping.

  • Carmindy Stevens
    Carmindy Stevens  7 days ago

    What's really kinda interesting is this last summer I used all my Amazon boxes in my garden around my flower beds and such.... then a few months later where I put those boxes I got HUGE mushrooms!! It was a HUGE colony of morel mushrooms. Their boxes were contaminated with mushroom spores and my flower beds were a huge mess. Now all those boxes go in the recycling bin. What a waste!! I'd like to know why morel mushroom spores were all over them.


    use plastic box and return by customers

  • kd1s
    kd1s  14 days ago

    Well I use the shipping boxes as fire starters. So in the way they are being recycled.

  • 人情味儿没有

    China has no trees? So where do those boxes come from in China, where the e- commerce market is many times the size of US’.

  • imark7777777
    imark7777777  14 days ago

    Because the one thing better than recyclable cardboard is non-recyclable plastic

  • rwhunt99
    rwhunt99  14 days ago

    After seeing what happens to all those returns, I am sickened by the enormous waste produced. There are many ways to curb the waste including coming up with better packaging, including cardboard boxes and stricter return policies.

  • Edward Williams
    Edward Williams  14 days ago

    @11:20 how ridiculous to quote PAC Corporation when comparing plastic mailers to cardboard boxes!

  • Razor Nightling
    Razor Nightling  14 days ago

    Watching a video about boxes at 4am

  • Allabove
    Allabove  14 days ago

    International paper FTW!

  • Confetti Cat
    Confetti Cat  14 days ago

    This is why I like shopping local and not online but I don’t shop extremely local because my city has horrible parking that is expensive. So I go to the next city over. How are plastic mailers better than recyclable cardboard?

  • Patrick E
    Patrick E  14 days ago +1

    As a box manufacturer I can say this with authority. Amazon sucks. Their entire goal is to put box company after box company out of business. They are not interested in partnerships with box companies, only exploiting us. They are THE WORST CUSTOMER in the country.