Friday, November 7, 2008

Frustration free packaging


I love Amazon.com for a million different reasons- they sell EVERYTHING under the sun, free shipping on purchases over $25, and even if you're not an Amazon Prime member and refuse to pay extra to expedite your shipping, you still get all your stuff really quickly. Add this to another reason why I love Amazon: frustration free packaging. As someone who recently bought a bunch of tech gadgets, it's so annoying to have to sit there and rip through hard plastic, wrapping, cardboard, twistie ties, tape, etc to get to your precious cargo. Well, in an effort to reduce this frustration and to be more green (it is the trendy thing to do, after all), Amazon has partnered with companies like Fischer-Price, Mattel, and Microsoft to make 19 products available in eco-friendly recyclable cardboard packaging. So far the selection is sparse- select toys, memory cards, computer mouses (mice??), but if the initiative is successful, Amazon will try to offer a whole catalog of frustration free products to come. Sounds like a step in the right direction! Now, if only the record companies can take notice and make CDs a bit easier to open...

1 comments:

sang said...

There's so many posts about how great amazon is and I have yet to purchase anything from them. I need a new sound card. . perhaps I'll stop by.