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  • As Amazon continued to send more and more shipments, it became obvious it needed new ways to package them.
  • It developed a series of new packing strategies, including creating envelopes for smaller shipments and a system for items to ship in their original packaging.
  • This cuts down waste and reduces the size of shipments.

Amazon delivered more than a billion packages for the first time in 2016, and it’s on track to ship even more in 2017, so it makes sense that the company is striving to make its boxes more efficient.

Amazon had been criticized on social media for years for its practice of packing tiny items in big boxes.