If you've ever ordered anything from Amazon, then you know the struggle. You order something small like batteries or a keychain, and Amazon delivers it to you in a gargantuan box filled with 30 feet of that air pocket stuff. You probably shake your head and mutter something to yourself like, "Oh, Amazon. When will you learn?" before breaking down the box and adding it to the pile. But as it turns out, Amazon already has learned, and there's a very good reason for why they're always sending your little stuff in big boxes.
Amazon is notorious for using excessive packaging. Here's the box they deemed appropriate for a teeny-tiny SD card:
No, it wasn’t a box of thousands of SD cards. It was just the one. One SD card and a bunch of packing paper.
Here's another person who experienced Amazon's excessive packaging problem:
On the bright side, their phone case arrived safe and sound.
Plus, they have bonus air pockets to pop and annoy all their friends. That’s kind of a win, right?
Did you order one pack of batteries? Better get a box that could hold approximately 1,000 of 'em!
Maybe Amazon just wants you to be able to impress your neighbors with the size of the Amazon boxes you get delivered to your door. That’s something people care about, right?
A long skinny box would have been just fine for this toilet plunger...
Amazon just had to grab a big box.
And how about this one?
Amazon: “Yo, we heard you like wrapping so we wrapped your wrapping paper up in a bunch of wrapping materials so you could unwrap your wrapping paper.”
These pictures may seem like huge fails on Amazon’s part, but as it turns out, everything is actually going perfectly according to Amazon’s plan.