I, like many, shop on line. I worked in retail too long to get a thrill out of going to the mall. Shopping no longer floats my boat. I like shopping on line because I don't have to deal with crowds, waiting in line, undertrained sales people - if any are available, overly zealous sales people who are on commission, and mall food. I have a few sites I frequent because the service is great and sometimes I even get free shipping, and with today's gas prices, free shipping is worth it.
This week I orderd 3 small cosmetic items: two lip liner pencils and a powdered eye liner/eye shadow. The lip liner pencils are about 5" in length and about 1/4" in diameter, and the shadow/liner is 5"in diameter, 3/4" high.
These products, which I've used before, came in a timely fashion. Guess how they were shipped? Here's a few options:
A) 8 1/4" X 11" puffy envelope, made from recycled material.
B) 11 1/4" X 15" puffy envelope , made with recycled material.
1) All three items arrived in envelope A.
2) All three items arrived in envelope B.
3) Each item arrived separately, in three separate A envelopes.
4) Each item arrived separately, in three separate B envelopes.
5) Each item arrived separately, first packed in envelope A, then placed in envelope B.
You've probably guessed, already, but it's choice #5. I can understand if the company pre-packs an item for shipping, which makes handling inventory of smaller products easy, BUT why don't they ship the three items together, instead of three separate large envelopes for such tiny products? The items come from the same company, the same warehouse. Now, in addition to three new cosmetics, I also have 6 shipping envelopes that I really don't need. Yes, they will be recycled.
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