>Packaging requirement for retail and online are completely different. I think for online, least weight with minimal packaging is ideal. I love the 8x6x2 format because you can stick them inside a Priority Flat Rate Envelope. Once the small Flat Rate Box comes out, that should be another packaging dimension goal to strive for. When we import stuff from Asia, we will sometimes take stuff out of blister packaging and put them into clear sandwich bags. The savings in postage offsets any labor costs. We can also stock more since my office is so small.
Amazon Green Scene’s Blog: Introducing Amazon Frustration-Free™ Packaging Permalink: “Amazon.com has launched “Frustration-Free Packaging,” a new initiative designed to make it easier for customers to liberate products from their packages. Amazon is focusing first on two kinds of items: those enclosed in hard plastic cases known as “clamshells” and those secured with a large number of plastic-coated wire ties, commonly used in toy packaging.”