The Business Of Amazon Shipping Boxes

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


  • Todd Kelly

    Todd Kelly

    Il y a 24 minutes

    How is it possible that this video totally ignored hemp?

  • Amit Kumar

    Amit Kumar

    Il y a jour

    Their plastic packaging is far from frustration free. I would prefer a boxed package for both ease and impact on ecology

  • Novaximus


    Il y a jour

    Soooo how can I invest? Nothing worst than knowing a good opportunity but not knowing how to get a piece of it.

  • Clarity


    Il y a 2 jours

    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

    Il y a 2 jours

    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


    Il y a 2 jours

    I am a cat and I approve.

  • JPD


    Il y a 2 jours

    You sure don't hear those environmentally friendly liberals complaining about all that waste

  • Paweł Furman

    Paweł Furman

    Il y a 3 jours

    Where's Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc.?

  • ArthursHD


    Il y a 3 jours

    At least Amazon is doing something! Local electronics distributor in Latvia usually ships product in it's original packaging non extra. Amazon and had unnecessary extra boxes

  • Art Monkey

    Art Monkey

    Il y a 4 jours


  • Ash S

    Ash S

    Il y a 4 jours

    cnbc is only qualified to talk about boxes and lick amazon's boots. thank you corporate mockingbird media.

  • holdmybeer


    Il y a 4 jours

    i wish they would use less ink. i put inkless cardboard boxes in my garden compost.

  • Kenneth James

    Kenneth James

    Il y a 4 jours

    Yeahhh, why use recyclable cardboard when you can use plastic?

  • S Douglas

    S Douglas

    Il y a 4 jours

    Non-recyclable packaging is wrong.

  • Endel SMA

    Endel SMA

    Il y a 4 jours

    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 is consumers' fault simply in the name of CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP

  • Leo Perez

    Leo Perez

    Il y a 4 jours

    how is plastic better for the environment than paper?

  • jctoad


    Il y a 4 jours

    International Paper is a big box store 😜

  • Nanu Arora

    Nanu Arora

    Il y a 5 jours

    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

    Il y a 5 jours

    They should test the abuse deliberately caused by box handlers who are griped by heavy contents.

  • Gabbie McGuire

    Gabbie McGuire

    Il y a 5 jours

    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

    Il y a 5 jours

    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

    Il y a 5 jours

    I want the minion cardboard box!

  • DarkShadowsX5


    Il y a 5 jours

    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

    Il y a 5 jours

    I was an intern at WestRock last summer! One of my roles was entering daily Amazon orders.

  • Yankee Inventions

    Yankee Inventions

    Il y a 5 jours

    Turn off the stupid irrelevant music. It’s annoying

  • Gags GAGS

    Gags GAGS

    Il y a 5 jours

    banning straws will cure the issue. lmao

  • Sunset Cliff

    Sunset Cliff

    Il y a 5 jours

    Clearly the answer is to ban single use plastic bags at stores.

  • Joe Sterling

    Joe Sterling

    Il y a 5 jours

    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

    Maverick Versus Everything

    Il y a 5 jours

    On. Fire. Thank you for helping to boost us - means a lot. --Daddio

  • Unreliable Narrator 66

    Unreliable Narrator 66

    Il y a 5 jours

    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


    Il y a 6 jours

    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.

  • Everything Tech Review

    Everything Tech Review

    Il y a 6 jours

    I sell sealedair?

  • Grand_Opus


    Il y a 6 jours

    2:00 It bothers me they didn't show the whole box stack.

  • Travis Brown

    Travis Brown

    Il y a 4 jours

    gave boxes

  • Rolfy Paulino

    Rolfy Paulino

    Il y a 6 jours

    no plastic

  • john STEPP

    john STEPP

    Il y a 6 jours

    Dunder Mifflin

  • King MartinXVI

    King MartinXVI

    Il y a 6 jours

    Can we ever have a big business like amamzon?

  • K.D.P. Ross

    K.D.P. Ross

    Il y a 6 jours

    That's not what 'beg the question' means.

  • Ellenor Bovay

    Ellenor Bovay

    Il y a 6 jours

    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

    Il y a 6 jours

    INEZ Qtaish is writing" I am getting the sensation of my nose burning inside.

  • Sid Bhowmick

    Sid Bhowmick

    Il y a 6 jours

    He pronounced Amazon as emazone in the beginning

  • Sfiso


    Il y a 6 jours

    Wow Amazon! 27, 7 billion on shipping.

  • Frankthetank21


    Il y a 6 jours

    This gives me flashbacks to that one episode when Squidward watches how boxes are made on tv... and it’s on every channel...

  • Telencephelon


    Il y a 6 jours

    What's a box?

  • ꧁꧂Hel Raiser꧁꧂

    ꧁꧂Hel Raiser꧁꧂

    Il y a 6 jours

    Why am I watching this? I now hate hearing the word box.

  • ꧁꧂Hel Raiser꧁꧂

    ꧁꧂Hel Raiser꧁꧂

    Il y a 6 jours

    This is fake news.. We all know they ordered there boxes on and received it from there drones. They didn’t buy them from other companies.

  • Crowbar44


    Il y a 6 jours

    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!

  • alex xu

    alex xu

    Il y a 6 jours


  • Victor M.

    Victor M.

    Il y a 6 jours

    Using Amazon Prime is being accomplice of modern slavery.

  • Relio


    Il y a 6 jours

    10 years later.. Amazon builds its own box. 20 years later Amazon becomes a monopoly in the 📦 market

  • BirdsAreFly


    Il y a 6 jours

    i couldn’t afford a gift this year, so i got you this box

  • younguy1979


    Il y a 6 jours

    with the technological advances we are in, still can't make trash recycling machine that can sort out plastic and other things from perishables? SMH. wrong side of history

  • Master Shake

    Master Shake

    Il y a 6 jours

    We could follow Japan in this moment. Make people take their garbage to community recycling center nearby there they dispose of garbage and recyclables. Of course Japan also has learned to harness human waste as an energy source too so I don't see why we can't do that also

  • Loic Thomas

    Loic Thomas

    Il y a 6 jours

  • ke6gwf


    Il y a 6 jours

    I haul a lot of the giant paper rolls out of some of the Georgia Pacific paper mills, as well as some others on the west coast, and deliver it to several GP and Westrock and PCA box plants down throughout California, as well as hauling recycled cardboard bales to the mills, and delivering to Amazon Fulfillment centers, and I am a Prime member, so this video has a lot of familiar sights in it! Lol Most of the boxes that I see being produced in California, and this is not surprising, are for food related products, produce, etc, but at least one of plants I regularly go to (westrock in the bay area) has a dedicated Amazon box line.

  • Derek Smith

    Derek Smith

    Il y a 6 jours

    they jest need to make a better paper mailer the job i work at has two big green bin one for trash and one for recycling wich for us a fast food chain is mostly cardboard i also use to work a place that did cardboard recycling and some plastic making balls of cardboard was easy when we did plastic it took a lot more to make one 800ld bail and whoud allwas bind up and melt do to the heat caused from friction when compting it to bale let alone how much work it was jestto sort the plastic

  • hope lafrance

    hope lafrance

    Il y a 6 jours

    I clicked on this because I thought they would explain how Amazon always has the perfectly sized box for everything..

  • GL Studios

    GL Studios

    Il y a 6 jours

    *I work for INTERNATIONAL PAPER - we are hiring*

  • Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    Il y a 6 jours

    Now it’s CNBC vs. Vox vs. Cheddar vs. AJ+ for FRdownload documentaries.

  • Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    Il y a 6 jours

    This is the longest ad for boxes I have ever watched.

  • Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    Il y a 6 jours

    Next, Amazon will ship predictive shipping speeds before you even ordered it.

  • mBabe


    Il y a 6 jours

    America is NOT the Saudi Arabia of trees, but rather a Saudi Arabia of boasting.

  • barta andel

    barta andel

    Il y a 6 jours

    Use vegie fiber based boxes..

  • Kyle Brock

    Kyle Brock

    Il y a 6 jours

    When has Wall Street ever been wrong?

  • Silverstone


    Il y a 6 jours

    Packaging uses more resources than anything. The consumer will not save the environment. Only corporations and governments are capable of that.

  • Kyle Brock

    Kyle Brock

    Il y a 6 jours

    America is never Saudi Arabia. We just take their oil. The end of Saudi resources come and we drive Teslas to remind them.

  • Southern Pimp

    Southern Pimp

    Il y a 6 jours

    People are complaining about too many boxes? Wow, talk about 1st world problems...

  • Patrick Abbo

    Patrick Abbo

    Il y a 6 jours

    It’s NOT free 2 day shipping your paying for it with the prime membership smh. Amazon is far from the cheapest online

  • shani angarkadu

    shani angarkadu

    Il y a 6 jours

    I didn't get the Saudi Arabia joke.

  • Al


    Il y a 6 jours

    the paper and plastic mailers dont recycle well bc it's mixed, and if it doesn't go in bin nobody will recycle

  • Satori Wryter

    Satori Wryter

    Il y a 6 jours

    Are by recycling they meant, "Shipping it to China."?