FIRING BACK: Good things could use smaller packages

Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM  By

Ikea apparently likes to ensure its products are packed safely. When one Catalog Age staffer recently received her order from the home furnishings and accessories retailer/cataloger, she had to claw her way to the bottom of a 23″ x 20″ x 20″ box of styrofoam peanuts just to find her three small items that could have easily fit into a large shirt box.

Luckily, the box was scooped up by a fellow staffer for his move to a new home, so the extra packaging didn’t go to waste – this time.