Perhaps because Amazon UK paid corporation tax of just £2.4 million last year despite earning sales of £4.2 billion they can afford to be a bit wasteful with money.
The Weller family received a parcel today from Amazon, as we are beginning to get the grandkids presents together for Christmas, on opening it we found the box was massive considering what was in it. Postage isn’t the cheapest of things but paying to send air seems a stupid waste of money.
The box measured 21″x 14″x 6″ giving a volume of 1,764 cubic inches whilst the two items had a combined volume of 416 cubic inches so the box was only a quarter full. The two items inside said box were both free postage so at least it’s not ‘muggins’ here paying for the air to be sent.