Boxed Wholesale, a U.S. online and mobile membership-free wholesale retailer that offers direct delivery of bulk-sized packages via the Boxed app or the website, just created a new environmentally-friendly partnership for its delivery items during summer months.
The company announced that it partnered with TemperPack Technologies to develop and test environmentally-friendly thermal packaging to keep its chocolates from melting while in transit to customers during the summer months.
"Many of our competitors have to hold orders for chocolates and other desserts during the hottest months of the year due to melting,” said Ludivine Ni, Senior Operations Manager at Boxed. “We know our customers really love these products, so we wanted to develop a method to ship them all year round without risking melting. We see this as another way to delight our customers, as well as a competitive advantage.”
The new packaging allows Boxed to serve its customers in the 1-day and 2-day delivery zones with chocolates and other desserts during summer, but without creating the unnecessary packaging waste often associated with delivering temperature-sensitive products.
The news comes shortly after the company announced that they raised $111 million in its latest funding round, led by Aeon Co. Ltd, Japan’s largest retailer by sales and one of the nation’s largest grocers. With this round, Boxed will knowledge-share with Aeon on logistics, robotics, AI-driven data usage and accelerate Aeon’s digital transformation.
“Our industry is constantly evolving. Our latest fundraising efforts will allow us to capitalize on those changes. We’ll also continue to expand our national footprint by focusing on reaching our core consumer in various key markets, to increase national brand awareness of Boxed," said Chieh Huang, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boxed.
Boxed is headquartered in New York City.