If you have the habit of ordering products from Amazon, you must have received small products in large boxes sometimes. If you wonder why world’s biggest e-commerce company does this, we have the answer for you. In fact, it turns out that Amazon is not doing it due to mistakes or mismanagement but for a valid purpose. A tweet that explains this has gone viral, you can this below:
It is believed that this knowledge was originally shared on a Reddit thread by a former Amazon worker. But as it is only seen on the internet, a lot of people oppose this theory if you consider the multiple vehicles that are used to transport your purchase.
There’s another explanation from a guy that writes code for software that handles measurements at Amazon. He said:
Box size is determined by dimensions of the item, not how it’s going to be packed in the truck.
When you get a giant box for a small item, it’s usually because someone [messed] up when they measured the item, e.g., they measured a pack of six instead of the individual item.
Even the source he quoted doesn’t mention the truck Tetris game, which would be really difficult to handle in software. People do the truck packing, and it happens as you get packages going out.