Matterhorn.com operates in the exact opposite manner to Amazon.com, featuring the name of a famous river in South America, which in fact only means cardboard boxes with smiles to milennials.
Matterhorn.com, as it sounds, produces mountain-shaped cardboard boxes but they carry nothing inside, maximizing space occupancy in delivery vans. The sacred but awkward form of the box makes it unable to be stacked up among other parcels.
On Matterhorn.com, three different sizes of mountain-shaped cardboard boxes are purchasable, each of which performs distinct “delay” functions. The “small” delay is 5 euros inclusive of postage, equivalent to 1 day delay for up to 10 other hypothetical parcels. The “middle” is 10 euros inclusive of postage, equivalent to 3 days delay for up to 50 other hypothetical parcels. The “large” is 15 euros inclusive of postage, equivalent to 5 days delay for up to 100 other hypothetical parcels.
Mountain-shaped cardboard boxes can be mass-produced, once the ideal form is determined and unfolded into a single sheet of cardboard.
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