When it comes to product packaging, there are many options available to Shopify merchants that vary in shape, price, and even eco-friendliness. Customizations such as adding your logo to the box or including free samples is a key differentiator for brands in the Amazon world.
With eCommerce sales rapidly on the rise, packaging waste has reached shocking amounts. The US alone produces nearly eighty million tons of packaging waste each year. To put that in perspective, the cardboard waste alone results in the loss of one billion trees annually. Just the ice packs Blue Apron sends end up adding the equivalent weight of two million adult men a year to landfills. By 2050, there will be more plastic waste than fish in the ocean.