- Amazon shipped a tiny microphone stand in a huge, 4-foot (1.2 metres) by 2-foot box (60cm) with 30 feet (10 metres) of packaging paper.
- The company has come under fire for its excessive packaging.
- Amazon says it’s trying to fix the problem by shipping products in their original packaging, along with other measures.
Amazon has a problem with shipping tiny items in giant boxes.
A shopper in the UK recently received a boom pole – also known as a microphone stand – that Amazon had packaged in a huge, 4-foot by 2-foot box, SWNS reports.
The item was buried in the box under a 30-foot roll of packing paper.
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“I just couldn’t believe the amount that came with it,” Jade Nightscales, the customer who ordered the package, told SWNS. “The boom pole is so small – it was a bit of a needle-in-a-haystack type job.
“It seems strange that they’d use this much wrapping but I’ll get it recycled for sure.”
Amazon has come under fire for using excessive packaging on small orders.
The company has been trying to fix the issue by shipping some products in their original packaging, along with other measures, but it clearly still has some room to improve.
An Amazon spokesperson told SWNS: “We continue to pursue multiyear waste reduction initiatives – e-commerce ready packaging and Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging – to promote easy-to-open, 100% recyclable packaging and to ship products in their own packages without additional shipping boxes.”