We run a small business and do a very modest amount of shipping (not anywhere near what adafruit does). We've been looking for cheaper and more environmentally friendly ways to package some of more delicate items. Buying anti-static foam from Uline is getting expensive.
The most interesting choice is and inflatable packaging system, like this one at uline: http://www.uline.com/BL_7709/Mini-Pakr-Air-Cushioning
However, they're a little pricey . . . $1800.
Couple of questions come to mind:
- Does anyone know of a cheaper solution; something that produces inflatable pillows, but for less than $1.8k?
- Wonder why they're so expensive . . . it seems like a pretty straightforward technology.
- Wonder if this could be made into a kit or hacked into a new project. Might be a great project to take up in the next few months for us, especially as this might be worthwhile for some small businesses.
Any thoughts? Did I miss something big?