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Topic # 193608 17-Mar-2016 07:01
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I decided that my leather loop for my Apple watch needed to be replaced with a sports band, the leather absorbs sweat and became quite stinky even with regular washes with hand wash.

 

So I ordered my new sports band in black, which I actually really like, it doesn't look cheap and tacky and the clasp is great, not only that but it is really comfortable to wear.

 

I have had the Milanese loop, leather loop and now the sports band and I like the latter better.

 

 

 

Anyway the point of this thread is how my watch band arrived...

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1514801 17-Mar-2016 07:38
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Yeah why does this happen? A small package is easily lost maybe that is the reason but this is too large to fit that reason. Are there standard package sizes and they have to use up some? Other brands do this as well never seen a good explanation.

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  Reply # 1514804 17-Mar-2016 07:54
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It doesn't make sense for companies to have millions of different sized boxes. Most other online retailers are no different.


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  Reply # 1514805 17-Mar-2016 07:57
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They probably just use the Dick Smith logistics company.

 

No. Wait. That's not it. They don't sell HDMI cables.





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  Reply # 1514810 17-Mar-2016 08:31
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This is not just apple even The Warehouse (and other online retailers) did the same thing. Just like what sbiddle said - easy to have one size box for all.





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  Reply # 1514831 17-Mar-2016 08:53
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And then pay for the carbon credits to make up for that waste? 🙈

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  Reply # 1514835 17-Mar-2016 08:55
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I had the same thing last week when I ordered the Apple Lightning Dock. I just assumed it was easier to have one box and probably meant they could stack the pallets easier on the plane.


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It is certainly better than sending it in a courier envelope, it shows Apple cares about their/your product.





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Seen pic of a shipping pallet with a large box strapped down to it from HP....  the person it was sent to couldn't figure out what it was because they hadn't ordered anything, opened it in the end, and found all it was, was the license agreement for Windows Server for a server they had purchased recently.  Someone obviously saw "server" and thought "large box needed for those".





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  Reply # 1514843 17-Mar-2016 09:08
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Is the retail package strap box actually longer than the A4 ringfolder or is that an optical distortion?

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  Reply # 1514847 17-Mar-2016 09:11
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MikeB4:

 

It is certainly better than sending it in a courier envelope, it shows Apple cares about their/your product.

 

 

 

 

A watch strap? What harm could come to that inside a bubble-wrap envelope.

 

I think it shows that Apple doesn't think about their/your product.

 

 


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  Reply # 1514859 17-Mar-2016 09:26
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Maybe it costs the same (money and carbon) to carry a small heavy box and a ginormous paperweight box?


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  Reply # 1514871 17-Mar-2016 09:42
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sbiddle:

 

It doesn't make sense for companies to have millions of different sized boxes. Most other online retailers are no different.

 

 

 

 

this.  the cost of managing many many different sized boxes, making sure you have enough of them, making sure you assign the correct sizes to different products, and different combinations of products etc  is pretty expensive when you have large scale operations.

 

On the other hand, when you have large scale operations,  you get pretty significant discuont for bulk buying boxes.  so the cost of the box itself is probably just a few cents.

 

 

 

So it wouldn't surprise me if it was actually a lot cheaper to have only 3-4 different box sizes, and have some situations where the size is innapropriate for the product,   than it would be to have 15 different sizes and try to optimise them for the product size.

 

 

 

Which leads to the real reason for why Apple products are so expensive:  

 

Because thats what people are willing to pay, and Apple likes making vast vast quantities of money.


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frankv:

 

MikeB4:

 

It is certainly better than sending it in a courier envelope, it shows Apple cares about their/your product.

 

 

 

 

A watch strap? What harm could come to that inside a bubble-wrap envelope.

 

I think it shows that Apple doesn't think about their/your product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple very much cares about the the holistic experience with their products, this is why they spend a long time and a lot of effort just designing the packaging.





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  Reply # 1514975 17-Mar-2016 12:44
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MikeB4:

 

frankv:

 

MikeB4:

 

It is certainly better than sending it in a courier envelope, it shows Apple cares about their/your product.

 

 

 

 

A watch strap? What harm could come to that inside a bubble-wrap envelope.

 

I think it shows that Apple doesn't think about their/your product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple very much cares about the the holistic experience with their products, this is why they spend a long time and a lot of effort just designing the packaging.

 

 

 

 

Packaging? You realise that the cardboard box at the centre of this discussion *is* packaging? And clearly Apple hasn't spent *any* time or effort on designing it.

 

 




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  Reply # 1514993 17-Mar-2016 13:11
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There are options between an envelope and large carton, with other appme products, i.e. A charger they have sent in a smaller box. The comment was around the cost of sending this size box compared to a smaller carton, the volumetric size of this box, which i will work out later compared to a smaller carton, which i have seen in the past is huge.

I have no issue with the pCkaging quality at all just the ridiculously over sized box

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