The Business Of Amazon Shipping Boxes

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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

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Jul 9, 2019




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sonal patel
sonal patel Hour ago
Goodness line 👊🏼 Box Rome Help Environment fight 🙌🏽 Kitchen Gloves Tow Hand Good 👋 Plastic Resacal Earth , Massi Time
Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor 7 days ago
A lot of those American boxes are made from Canadian trees
Roger Moore
Roger Moore 8 days ago
A cardboard box is sequestered carbon dioxide. It also gets recycled back into more cardboard boxes.
Chethan Sagar
Chethan Sagar 11 days ago
2:20 if you wanna skip to the good bits.
dan112020 14 days ago
I pray that they are replanting the trees that they are cutting down.
sonal patel
sonal patel 15 days ago
🤝 Amazon 🐅 Tiger Goodness Timeline Box Transportation / International
Arash Reza
Arash Reza 15 days ago
Tax the richest 1 % by 2 %. Then you have free hospitals and colleges. The Rich Will not even notice it
nstuckey1990 16 days ago
Before we complained about using too much paper now we are feeling sorry about those companies not having enough business
Some Otherday
Some Otherday 21 day ago
Did Amazon kills malls ?
Panda Reid
Panda Reid 25 days ago
Fed x drivers be like oh no
Tyrone Smith
Tyrone Smith 27 days ago
Efficiency Timelines and Sustainability
Gtox Gaming
Gtox Gaming Month ago
Absolutely hate the plastic packaging,stuff inside almost always gets damaged also it's not discreet so for example I ordered a fleshlight and if someone touched it they could figure out that there was a fleshlight inside.
dark light
dark light Month ago
wow. 15 min video about cardboard
Eddy Edwards
Eddy Edwards Month ago
Too bad they don’t use any packing for the inside
Steven Sokulski
Steven Sokulski Month ago
Did you know that the phrase “begs the question” isn’t interchangeable with “raises the question?”
PearlJammer07 Month ago
I worked at Amazon seven years ago for eight months and always wondered where they got they're shipping boxes.
ボロ from EU
ボロ from EU Month ago
I have never ever, ever bought a single box to package and send sth I sold on ebay, I've always had some boxes I got sth in before saving quite a lot on buying a new box as they can get quite pricey - especially at post office it's like 1-2€.
99guspuppet 2 months ago
dear amazon please reduce .... reduce .... reduce packaging materials you deliver my purchases in 777PackagingHell
STONEDay 2 months ago
One month later and this video is already old as Amazon switching to plastic.
Steve Pettersen
Steve Pettersen 2 months ago
At 6:20 woman is too lazy to flatten box before putting into recycling bin, at 11:40 man doesn't remove bottle cap. Learn how to recycle, people!
Mile Pavlovic
Mile Pavlovic 2 months ago
why a person that is overweight can be recognized by their voice?
Dominik Placek
Dominik Placek 2 months ago
Being a postal carrier, I swear half of the big boxes I deliver are filled only with air. Smh.
emm_gee12 2 months ago
If only we could find a way to turn bamboo into cheap efficient and sturdy boxes.
Steed_Digital 2 months ago
Amazon doesn't care about the recycling. They're worried about bottom line and it's not going to hurt their bottom line if the people complaining about plastic leave.
Chelsea Althouse
Chelsea Althouse 2 months ago
Why isn't Amazon being held responsible for packaging? They could absolutely take the boxes back. There's no reason to put the burden on the consumer and municipal recycling system.
Badri Narayanan
Badri Narayanan 2 months ago
All this packaging and the waste generated by shipping is sadly not good for our environment. I hope everyone realizes this and be accountable from their part in respect for the Mother Earth we live on
KJR Channel
KJR Channel 2 months ago
I think Jeff B should be required to take back all shipping materials and reuse them.
Zombie Killa
Zombie Killa 2 months ago
nothing changed... 30-50% room waste, when ever i order small things! 1liter bottle in a 5liter box
Orc Computers
Orc Computers 2 months ago
do these idiots relies were paper comes from?
Debkanchan Samadder
Debkanchan Samadder 2 months ago
4:48 nice
Gary Yu
Gary Yu 2 months ago
I googled if amazon plastic mailers are recyclable and this video became next on the autoplay. Thanks big brother Google.
fractal 2 months ago
hemp boxes
Andrew Nuttall
Andrew Nuttall 2 months ago
Amazon boxes could be carbon negative if they switched to hemp paper.
Peppermint 2 months ago
The background music is disrupting
Durahl 2 months ago
*chuckles* Yesterday I received a DIN-A1 sized Cutting Mat ( www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01N24LMWC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) in an Amazon box large enough to comfortably fit a kid inside.
Николай Помещенко
So, China has banned the import of recycled paper on time 😂 Poor socialists
Jermaine Harris
Jermaine Harris 3 months ago
They aren't even worrying about the environment
sean bouker
sean bouker 3 months ago
I feel like Amazon should have a box/mailer return day where they take back undamaged boxes
GravySauce171 3 months ago
I'm here because i received curtain in a huge box half filled of Plastic bag filled with air.
Jeeto 3 months ago
12:21 she's wearing a Starbucks apron?
spiralgoddess 3 months ago
I hate when my Amazon order comes in a plastic envelope. I can recycle, reuse, re-purpose the cardboard box, but the plastic goes in the trash. They even use the plastic pillows instead of the paper now. What will I use for Christmas wrap?
Aaron Lang
Aaron Lang 3 months ago
I agree the boxes are getting more reasonably sized, and smaller. More "custom" sizes too.
Todd Kelly
Todd Kelly 3 months ago
How is it possible that this video totally ignored hemp?
Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar 3 months ago
Their plastic packaging is far from frustration free. I would prefer a boxed package for both ease and impact on ecology
Henry Brimmer
Henry Brimmer 3 months ago
Tell be about it! Hate those plastic mailers!
Novaximus 3 months ago
Soooo how can I invest? Nothing worst than knowing a good opportunity but not knowing how to get a piece of it.
Clarity 3 months ago
They think millennials will instagram their amazon boxes if they put minions on them? It's amazing how out of touch from reality advertisers are.
Michael Rada
Michael Rada 3 months ago
AMAZON counts to the market leaders. The number of shipments is growing and expected to grow, so is the number of boxes and packaging. To change this and reduce the impact on the environment, the shifting of responsibility (from AMAZON to ITEM SUPPLIER) is not the true solution for within the supply chain the same, or even bigger waste volume would be generated. I have heard several times from AMAZON representatives that cardboard is best, durable solution and can be recycled or reused, but I have not seen any single returnable packaging or even reusable or intentionally repurposable packaging in the whole video. If AMAZON wants to reduce its impact on the environment, it has to start to prevent waste happen. It can be achieved by the reduced volume of shipments and use returnable or reusable packaging delivering the end users the idea of NOT WASTING. If support needed just contact me, for six years I implement the INDUSTRIAL UPCYCLING and INDUSTRY 5.0 in companies, businesses and factories.
moh206cc 3 months ago
I am a cat and I approve.
JPD 3 months ago
You sure don't hear those environmentally friendly liberals complaining about all that waste
Paweł Furman
Paweł Furman 3 months ago
Where's Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc.?
ArthursHD 3 months ago
At least Amazon is doing something! Local electronics distributor in Latvia usually ships product in it's original packaging non extra. Amazon and bol.com had unnecessary extra boxes
Art Monkey
Art Monkey 3 months ago
Ash S
Ash S 3 months ago
cnbc is only qualified to talk about boxes and lick amazon's boots. thank you corporate mockingbird media.
holdmybeer 3 months ago
i wish they would use less ink. i put inkless cardboard boxes in my garden compost.
Kenneth James
Kenneth James 3 months ago
Yeahhh, why use recyclable cardboard when you can use plastic?
S Douglas
S Douglas 3 months ago
Non-recyclable packaging is wrong.
Endel SMA
Endel SMA 3 months ago
There is NO SUCH THING - FREE Shipping! someone somewhere paying for those free shipping. Regular consumers when they are sending packages to their kid in college or grand kids. Retail Shipping went up over 200% because big Shipping companies like UPS, USPS, FedEx bend backward for amazon! Those 2nd day air Prime only cost amazon less than first class postal stamp! soon enough everyone has to work for amazon in return for their foods and housing. the new 21st century of slavery not Amazon 's fault.....it is consumers' fault simply in the name of CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP
Leo Perez
Leo Perez 3 months ago
how is plastic better for the environment than paper?
jctoad 3 months ago
International Paper is a big box store 😜
Nanu Arora
Nanu Arora 3 months ago
I am with the environmentalists as in no boxes but it kills the privacy of a person's order. What about that?
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