|Reduced risk of damage in transit
The previous postal tubes – being cylindrical as tubes often are – were prone to rolling around in transit. The new box is, as you might expect, rectangular so much easier to store/transport and won’t roll around. It also features shock-absorbing ‘crumple zones’ at each end to protect the product should any impact occur (see picture on right).
The new box is cheaper than the previous postal tube - cost savings we're passing straight onto our customers. There's a 13% saving on the 800mm model and 10% saving on the 850mm model.
At 120mm, the box is 42mm smaller across its width than the previous postal tube.
Whereas the humble postal tube includes plastic end caps, the new box is made using only 100% recyclable cardboard.