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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GravySauce171 3 hours ago
I'm here because i received curtain in a huge box half filled of Plastic bag filled with air.
Jeeto 5 hours ago
12:21 she's wearing a Starbucks apron?
spiralgoddess 6 hours 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 10 hours ago
I agree the boxes are getting more reasonably sized, and smaller. More "custom" sizes too.
Todd Kelly
Todd Kelly Day ago
How is it possible that this video totally ignored hemp?
Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar 2 days 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 16 hours ago
Tell be about it! Hate those plastic mailers!
Novaximus 2 days 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 days 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 days 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 4 days ago
I am a cat and I approve.
JPD 4 days ago
You sure don't hear those environmentally friendly liberals complaining about all that waste
Paweł Furman
Paweł Furman 4 days ago
Where's Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc.?
ArthursHD 4 days 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 5 days ago
Ash S
Ash S 5 days ago
cnbc is only qualified to talk about boxes and lick amazon's boots. thank you corporate mockingbird media.
holdmybeer 6 days ago
i wish they would use less ink. i put inkless cardboard boxes in my garden compost.
Kenneth James
Kenneth James 6 days ago
Yeahhh, why use recyclable cardboard when you can use plastic?
S Douglas
S Douglas 6 days ago
Non-recyclable packaging is wrong.
Endel SMA
Endel SMA 6 days 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 6 days ago
how is plastic better for the environment than paper?
jctoad 6 days ago
International Paper is a big box store 😜
Nanu Arora
Nanu Arora 6 days ago
I am with the environmentalists as in no boxes but it kills the privacy of a person's order. What about that?
Bo McGillacutty
Bo McGillacutty 6 days ago
They should test the abuse deliberately caused by box handlers who are griped by heavy contents.
Gabbie McGuire
Gabbie McGuire 6 days ago
And this, ladies and gents is why Jeff Bezos makes the money he makes. He built a dream team able to over think every.single.aspect of his brand to enhance his client's experience as well as the public's perception. THIS is how you do it!
Paul OregonUSA
Paul OregonUSA 6 days ago
China is buying a lot of forest trees in Siberia for cheap. They pay about 1 or 2 dollars per tree to russia. They already cut down about 40% of the Siberian Tiaga forest. Most Russians are saying that that is theft and it has to stop!
mel saint
mel saint 7 days ago
I want the minion cardboard box!
DarkShadowsX5 7 days ago
11:25 fake staged scene. none of the boxes have markings and the box the guy is handling is not taped on the bottom. he's essentially holding an open box upside down...
Hayley Smith
Hayley Smith 7 days ago
I was an intern at WestRock last summer! One of my roles was entering daily Amazon orders.
Yankee Inventions
Turn off the stupid irrelevant music. It’s annoying
Gags GAGS 7 days ago
banning straws will cure the issue. lmao
Sunset Cliff
Sunset Cliff 7 days ago
Clearly the answer is to ban single use plastic bags at stores.
Joe Sterling
Joe Sterling 7 days ago
Shipping boxes going from drab to bright yellow, with big, smiling cartoon characters, dropped on your front step where everyone going by on the street sees them. What could possibly go wrong? I was livid when Amazon sent me an expensive video card in its own box only, with Prime tape and stickers all over it. It sat on my front porch, advertising itself and the likely equipment inside my home, for hours. This consumer wants the plain outer box for protection, and to keep what I order private.
Maverick Versus Everything
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Unreliable Narrator 66
Paper is better than plastic. Paper is a renewable resource and the box is recyclabe. Plastic is mainly based on oil and shipping bags are virtually never recycled becaise the adhesives of the surface are contaminants that make this impossible. Instead of plastic bags, higher quality paper bags work fine and are more commn in Eurpope and parts of Asia. USE LESS PLASTIC.
/dev/random 7 days ago
Amazon doesn't care about "sustainability" or making things easier for the customer. This is all about costs because brown paper prices have sky rocketed within the year. This is just Amazon looking for a way to cut costs and cutoff the box makers and mills. Amazon will push for plastic as much as possible because it's cheaper.
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I sell sealedair?
Grand_Opus 7 days ago
2:00 It bothers me they didn't show the whole box stack.
Travis Brown
Travis Brown 6 days ago
gave me.blue boxes
Rolfy Paulino
Rolfy Paulino 7 days ago
no plastic
john STEPP
john STEPP 7 days ago
Dunder Mifflin
King MartinXVI
King MartinXVI 7 days ago
Can we ever have a big business like amamzon?
K.D.P. Ross
K.D.P. Ross 7 days ago
That's not what 'beg the question' means. begthequestion.info
Ellenor Bovay
Ellenor Bovay 7 days ago
There was a study done recently that showed we could eliminate "climate change" if we planted a forest of trees the size of the US. Unfortunately, while you are planting the trees, Amazon will be cutting them down much faster than you can plant them. "Climate change" is said to be a very serious problem, but not enough for it to interfere with us getting those gadgets and gizmos from Amazon. So if it's real, you'll just have to learn to survive it, because Amazon is more important.
Inez Qtaish
Inez Qtaish 7 days ago
INEZ Qtaish is writing" I am getting the sensation of my nose burning inside.
Sid Bhowmick
Sid Bhowmick 7 days ago
He pronounced Amazon as emazone in the beginning
Sfiso 7 days ago
Wow Amazon! 27, 7 billion on shipping.
Frankthetank21 7 days ago
This gives me flashbacks to that one episode when Squidward watches how boxes are made on tv... and it’s on every channel...
Telencephelon 7 days ago
What's a box?
꧁꧂Hel Raiser꧁꧂
Why am I watching this? I now hate hearing the word box.
꧁꧂Hel Raiser꧁꧂
This is fake news.. We all know they ordered there boxes on amazon.com and received it from there drones. They didn’t buy them from other companies.
Crowbar44 7 days ago
My mom is an executive for one of those "box makers". Given how much she makes I am willing to bet that buisness is amazing. People buying stupid useless crap on Amazon is great for me! Keep it up sheep! lulz!
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