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Amazon Granted Patent for Transformable Parcel Container

Monday, July 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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  • The U.S. Patent Office recently granted Amazon a patent for a perforated parcel shipping container that can transform into children's toys and other objects, to be selected by the customer.
  • The shapes include a dollhouse, a rocket, an airplane, a sword and shield, a tablet stand and more. Some designs feature the words "brand awareness," indicating Amazon or third-party branding could be printed on the cardboard in order "to reinforce a positive brand association," according to the patent.
  • Amazon did not confirm to Supply Chain Dive whether it is actually working on a shipping box with purpose beyond its initial journey.

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