December 2018 Archives

Is This the Reason Amazon Sends Small Items in Large Boxes?

One of the great mysteries in shipping is why Amazon, with all of their logistics expertise, often sends small items in big boxes. I wrote a post about this a few years ago. The comments section is particularly enlightening. We have lots of theories, but no answers. This practice is particularly unfair to FBA shippers who have claimed that they end up paying higher rates because Amazon charges them DIM weights on those unnecessarily big boxes. Yesterday I was listening to This Week in Tech… Continue reading

12/28/18

The Albany Business Review Named Us One of the Best Places to Work for 2018!

The Albany Business Review recently named us one of their 2018 Best Places to Work award for small companies. That announcement was back in October, and today they published a short interview with my business partner Greg (behind a paywall unfortunately). The tone was intended to be pretty light/goofy, here’s an excerpt: Using one word, sum up your company’s culture. Busylaxed. A made up word that means staying busy but in a relaxed atmosphere. What is your team’s superpower? Cranking out orders! Our team can… Continue reading

12/7/18