Just when you think Amazon could not outdo itself, it does just that.
This year the company is partnering with Goodwill to make use of their many empty boxes and helping a great cause. According to a recent article from Business Insider, it’s very simple:
- Collect your used, empty Amazon boxes. (You can also use boxes from other selected retailers.) Make sure your order isn’t still in there.
- Pack it with the stuff you want to donate to Goodwill. Here’s a suggested list of items Goodwill accepts.
- Print a shipping label from givebackbox.com.
- Drop the box off at UPS or the post office. Shipping will be free, and the box will go to the nearest participating Goodwill.
I think this is a wonderful way to encourage donations! With Amazon being the best performer of the season, it’s likely that boxes are stacked high in homes around the world – this is an outstanding way to recycle the boxes while serving a great cause.
Amazon continues to lead the pack in sales for the holiday season, but this newest partnership makes them even more awesome.
As a fun side note, Amazon has shared a variety of interesting statistics in a press release related to the holiday shopping season; here are some of the highlights:
- More than one billion items shipped worldwide with Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon this holiday season.
- More than 72 percent of Amazon customers worldwide shopped using a mobile device this holiday.
- There are now 45,000 robotics units working alongside Amazon associates in more than 20 fulfillment centers.
- The last Prime Now order delivered in time for the holiday was delivered at 11:59 p.m. on December 24, 2016 to a Prime member in Irvine, California. The order included a Heated Mattress Pad, NyQuil and Afrin Nasal Spray.(Sounds like someone wasn’t feeling well!)
- The last Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery order from Amazon.com that was delivered in time for Christmas was ordered at 10:23 a.m. on December 24, 2016. The order included Venum Contender Boxing Gloves, and was delivered to a Prime member in Richmond, Virginia at 2:42 p.m. – the same day
- Amazon.com customers purchased enough 4K TVs to reach the peak of Mount Everest more than 9 times.
- Amazon.com customers purchased enough KitchenAid Mixers this holiday to make nearly 7.5 million cookies at once.
- Amazon.com customers purchased enough luggage to fill 20 Boeing 747 airplanes.