No matter how careful I am whenever I remove something from a box, by that I mean something with several component parts, say a drive bay fan controller with thermal sensors that it is virtually impossible to get it back in the box as neatly as it came out?
I wanted to replace the Bitfenix Recon which comes with 5 thermal sensor cables,5 fan cables, small packet containing sticky pads and screws and a small user booklet back into it's box. I have managed it after a fashion but it certainly is not as neat as if new.
Are boxes designed with just enough space for the contents but these contents must be folded and placed precisely?
Oh and don't get me started on the plastic packaging who's sole aim is to rip the skin of your hands to shreds.
carver Ah Amazon - they have a standard range of boxes so that they can buy them cheaper, likewise they have standard contract prices for outgoing goods box size otherwise the would have to do volumetric charging for each package they send out.
The way products are packaged is influenced by several factors, among which are:-
The need to protect fragile items.
To save space in the case of items which are irregularly shaped.
To enable multiple items to be enclosed in larger shipping containers
To protect vulnerable items from being harmed by damp, heat, cold, or crushing.
To stop unauthorised tampering or theft, and to make it easy to tell if the pack has been opened.
To make the item readily identifiable.
To make it attractive to prospective purchasers.
Some of those factors apply to all packaged products, and the need to economise on shipping size and weight drives manufacturers to design the smallest pack that can safely and attractively enclose their products. Retailers who distribute orders via third party carriers need to guard against accidental damage in transit, and possibly to conceal the identity of consignments which consist of high-value products.