I know Amazon.com has been working hard on reducing their packaging (frustration free packaging etc) and dealing with issues of excessive packaging their customers have complained about.
I've covered excessive packaging from Amazon and other companies readers have reported but until last week had never experienced an excessive packaging episode myself.
About a week ago I ordered an exercise poster. I was surprised to return home one day to find a gigantic Amazon "D4" box outside my door. Initially I had no idea what it could be - as I hadn't ordered anything that large. When I picked up the box and felt how light it was I thought - could this be that poster?
Sure enough it was. The laminated poster (rolled in plastic) was packed inside very large Amazon branded box filled to the brim with inflated air pak packing material.
I could not believe the size of the box and material used to ship a small poster which could have easily shipped in a standard size tube?
I know Amazon has been working on this issue - I've talked to senior staff on the issue before but this is nuts how could anyone think this made sense?