A Simple Idea, With A Big Impact...
The "A Box Life" program was conceived with a very simple inspiration: What if companies did what people do all the time - reuse perfectly shippable boxes? A Box Life is designed to keep cardboard boxes in use longer, reduce the impacts of shipping products, and encourage people to engage around the concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in a personal way.
We created A Box Life with the hope that other companies would join in the effort. The program is open to any company that ships a product and would like to participate. Joining is simple. You just need to pay for the stickers (at less than five cents apiece), which you put on your boxes when you ship out product. Your unique box codes will be added to the database, and as long as that box lives, people will see that it originated from your company. Your customers do the rest, adding the box's travels to the growing community of Box Life users. So far we've had some great companies join in—you can see them all down below. Every day, the number of boxes being reused grows higher.
It's all too easy to focus purely on costs, ROI, and other formulas when you're in the business of selling things. But to focus only on those things means you run the risk of missing opportunities to explore new ideas, and new ways to evolve how we do business. With that in mind, we invite you to be a part of A Box Life. Good ideas are always better when they're shared. To join, shoot us an email.
What is a QR Code?
(As seen on our stickers)
A QR code is a 2-dimensional bar code that can be read using your camera
phone and the right software. These codes are used internationally as a convenient way to share and save information.
The QR codes on our stickers are links to a mobile web site where you can enter your zip code and share your box's location.
QR Code Reader
Here are two QR code readers
iPhone, Blackberry & more
Nokia, SonyEricsson, Motorola,
Samsung and more
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