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Customer Convenience is Our Mission

We are going to change the way you receive and return packages.

*over 1000 trips, compared to a conventional cardboard package

665kg CO₂

Saved per box*
time saving, material saving and easy handling

100%

Customer Convenience
always traceable with our app (fewer lost packages)

360°

Protected & Tracked
companies rent the box - nothing changes for you

ZERO

Extra Costs

7.1 Mil. Euro

Contributed

THE BOX is packaging reinvented

THE BOX is the brand new smart packaging for the future of the global e-commerce market. It is designed to decrease our impact on the environment, and to offer a new and improved delivery experience for e-commerce companies and consumers.

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Eliminates all packaging waste

THE BOX eliminates all packaging waste thanks to its automatic holding mechanism, self-locking systems, and digital address display. It allows for full remote control of each delivery and improves security.

02

Protects every delivery

Integrated sensors measure temperature, humidity, and shocks. All data can be accessed via the built-in internet connection to offer a convenient experience for the consumer and decrease costs for both e-commerce companies and customers.

03

Extremely durable and infinitely recyclable

THE BOX is made of extremely durable material. It is infinitely recyclable and can last up to 1000 trips before it needs reconditioning.

We make your shipping experience more comfortable and hassle free

We all had problems with deliveries before: 85% of all shoppers are dissatisfied with the delivery experience on their orders. We are taking action to change this fundamentally.

01

Parcels get damaged

THE BOX and our integrated holding system reliably protect the contents from damage, so that you no longer have to invest your valuable time to spend hours writing with support to get a flawless re-delivery.

02

Deliveries never arrive

Built-in sensors let you know at any time where and in what condition your shipment is. In our app you can get all information about your delivery with one click.

03

Parcels get stolen

The GPS and our opening detection system help prevent theft. No one can open THE BOX without you being notified by a message on your mobile phone. This makes it very easy to detect theft and the time of damage.

I really believe in this concept, both economically and ecologically, at a time when e-commerce is growing rapidly.

Denis Arthus
France

It’s an absolutely very clever project! I am still a student, but I strongly believe in all the innovation that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of new ways of consuming.

Gregorio Fiori Carones
Italy
The Box is a Pioneer

Packaging must be reusable or recyclable by 2030.

The Reusable Packaging by LivingPackets: So Crazy It Just Might Work.

A smart shipping box to replace all those cardboard boxes.

Wild idea: Waste-free shipping.

Climate change solutions come to CES not a moment too soon.

LivingPackets Introduces a Revolutionary Sustainable Packaging Solution.

The problems we've created for the planet...

...and how THE BOX can help solve them

Handling 100 billion deliveries per year using cardboard boxes causes a lot of packaging waste that ends up in the trash. By substituting THE BOX with cardboard in deliveries, we could eliminate up to 90% of that waste.

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No more filling material polluting our oceans

8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year. To combat this, we designed an integrated holding mechanism that makes filling materials like bubble wrap obsolete.

02

No need to cut trees
for cardboard

More than a billion trees are being cut down each year to produce cardboard packaging for e-commerce. Thanks to its highly reusable construction, THE BOX could save them.

How we actually earn money

Packaging as a Service.

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Making money with each delivery

Whenever THE BOX is used for delivery, it earns money via a service fee. We offer flexible packages to e-commerce companies. The basic package doesn’t cost e-commerce companies more than what they would pay for traditional cardboard boxes.

02

Promising feedback

We are entering the market with a growing selection of strong e-commerce players like Orange and Cdiscount. The results that we see are very promising, both in terms of user feedback and interest from businesses.

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Flexible packages for a variety of needs

In case of more valuable or complex deliveries, customers can book additional services. That increases the revenue THE BOX generates per delivery.

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New options with  every delivery

We enable new services that haven’t been available before such as packaging, postage, insurance, payment, and many more. We are making e-commerce safe, sustainable, smart, and convenient.

How does THE BOX get back?

Circular economy is our goal. THE BOX is built to make it possible.
The basic idea behind THE BOX is to make the circulation convenient and rewarding for everyone involved.

We enable the circular economy.

Ways of circulation with THE BOX.

The basic idea behind THE BOX is to make the circulation convenient and rewarding for everyone involved

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It's just 1 click to get your order in THE BOX

With just one click, you can select THE BOX upon checkout at your favorite online store to get your order with our smart package.

Use our app to have all the information about your shipment at your fingertips. So you know at any time where your items are and if they are in perfect condition.

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After receiving your shipment, you can reuse THE BOX directly…

Return items to the retailer with the push of a Button.

We all have used goods at home which can be now easily refurbished or resold.

To recover valuable raw materials, you can recycle old equipment.

Send anything you want to whoever you want with THE BOX and our App.

Donate things to a good cause.

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… or bring  THE BOX back into circulation.

Get a reward by making THE BOX available to everybody.

Get a reward by bringing THE BOX to nearby LivingPackets shops.

Get even more rewards by bringing it to nearby e-commerce merchants that need THE BOX.

Logistics partners earn money on their daily route by collecting THE BOX from your home and redistribute it for reuse.

Our first selected partners love THE BOX!

01

Orange™

  • 42 billion € turnover

  • largest telecommunications company in france

  • 170k employees

  • 3,1 million customers

02

Cdiscount

  • 2 billion turnover

  • One of France's largest e-commerce platforms

  • 30 million parcels sent in 2019

03

Chronopost

  • Member of La Poste Group

  • Big delivery courier in France

  • 176 million parcels delivered in 2019

Our recent Milestones

Incredible feedback

THE BOX was lauded at CES 2020 as "the best project with the greatest potential to change the world". We were blown away and humbled by this award, and the press echo at the fair. Since then we've been receiving daily inquiries and offers from all over the world. We see this as proof that our product is coming to the market at the perfect time - the demand has already surpassed our wildest initial expectations.

Pilot with Cdiscount

As part of a pilot project with Cdiscount, we produced 400 units of THE BOX to use be used in same-day deliveries in and around Bordeaux, France. We tested circulation, tracking and our integrated sensors for 6 weeks with real customers.

The feedback from customers, the Post Office and Cdiscount was incredible. We are now incorporating all our learnings into the new versions of THE BOX.


Cdiscount is one of the largest e-commerce companies in France with 22 Million packages sent each year. Our smart and sustainable packages were successfully integrated directly into Cdiscount's existing warehouse systems.

We are joining "Look Forward"

We are joining Showroomprivé's incubator "Look Forward“. The program brings together entrepreneurs willing to transform production, distribution and consumption habits. Launched in 2015, the "Look Forward" innovation hub aims to cultivate a community of start-ups that are committed to designate a new future for retail. Showroomprivé was founded in 2006 and the website's sales and revenue have increased steadily. In 2018, the net revenue of Showroomprivé reached €750M, with an average annual growth rate of 28%.

Success is like happiness: it multiplies when we share it.

Alexander Cotte, CEO LivingPackets

Our motivation is to create a truly fair company.

We believe that successful and sustainable businesses and products are built solely on the collective contributions of many individuals, including you, the users.

We invented THE BOX to optimize all logistics processes in a holistic way. From production, shipping, and sales to the recycling of goods and resources, we have integrated every step in the value chain into our concept. At the same time, our business model enables us to balance the generation of value and the distribution of profit. Together with you, we build a sustainable, circular economy that benefits everyone.

01

Promote the circular economy

THE BOX works like your circulation. Just as red blood cells take care of supply and disposal in the human body, our smart package can be used to bring orders to your home and, for example, sell used goods or recycle raw materials.

02

Protect the planet

Electromobility only became successful when features and impressive driving performance became the focus of attention. With THE BOX, we are following the same approach: our patented technology, numerous functions, and 1,000 times reusability make it easier and more convenient than ever for users to receive and send parcels and save 90% of emissions.

Four years of research and development - now we are ready to roll.

2017

Moved into our R&D centre in Nantes

2016

Founding of LivingPackets SA

2018

Application for over 30 patents

2019

Production of 400 units for test runs

2018

First field tests with prototypes

2019

Successful pilot programmes with Cdiscount, Chronopost and Orange

2020

CES has named THE BOX as the "product with the greatest potential to change the world"

2019

Opening of our branch office in Berlin

2020

Selecting partners for mass production

2020

Mass production begins

2020

Forming partnerships in the fields of circulation, logistics & e-commerce

2021

Launch

We are a self-funded team of specialists.

Who we are.

Within the last 4 years, we grew from an initial research team to over 90 people who are now working on our vision to bring THE BOX to the market. We run offices in Nantes, Paris and Berlin.

01

Our overhead costs are covered

The running costs of LivingPackets are fully financed and we can continue to work independently for many years. This means that we have the freedom to concentrate on the development, production, and growth of our company. All contributions from our campaign will go directly and exclusively into financing mass production.

02

Our success is your success. All employees are shareholders

All team members are shareholders in the company and are personally invested. For us, this means that truly everyone will benefit from the success of LivingPackets and we make sure that we are all moving towards the same goal.

We are a self-funded team of specialists.

Who we are.

Within the last 4 years, we grew from an initial research team to over 90 people who are now working on our vision to bring THE BOX to the market. We run offices in Nantes, Paris and Berlin.

01

Our overhead costs are covered

The running costs of LivingPackets are fully financed and we can continue to work independently for many years. This means that we have the freedom to concentrate on the development, production, and growth of our company. All contributions from our campaign will go directly and exclusively into financing mass production.

02

Our success is your success. All employees are shareholders

All team members are shareholders in the company and are personally invested. For us, this means that truly everyone will benefit from the success of LivingPackets and we make sure that we are all moving towards the same goal.

FAQ

Your most asked questions

Are you a French or German company?

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We see ourselves as a European company. We currently have offices and R&D locations in Switzerland, France and Germany, and we are working on new subsidiaries in countries around the world.

How will circulation work with THE BOX?

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We want THE BOX to circulate and be reused a 1,000 times before it needs refurbishment. So we designed a lot of ways to enable circulation. 1. If you receive a shipment that you want to return (partially), you just have to push the button on THE BOX to arrange the return to the sender. 2. If you have an empty unit of THE BOX, you can always use it for your own shipment. 3. If you have THE BOX at home, you can return it to a Guardian nearby and get a reward for it. He will then give it to the next person in need for packaging. 4. You can always give an empty unit to a neighbour or a friend so he can use it. 5. We can use THE BOX to target people at their homes to send goods to recycling, resale or refurbishment or donate them to NGO's. 6. We work on cooperating with logistics providers to let them collect unused units of THE BOX when they deliver shipments to bring them back into circulation.

What is the business model of LivingPackets?

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We call it Packaging-as-a-Service. We want to stop the use of waste packaging, so we invented the packaging of the future, where we do not charge for the packaging but for using our packaging services.

Where does your profit come?

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We offer a variety of services that make sending and receiving parcels smart, swift, and stress free. Our profits are derived from these services, which we call Packaging-as-a-Service. Because we use a unit of THE BOX at least 1,000 times, we can generate at least a thousand times more revenue with it than a single-use cardboard box.

Can I lose my entire contribution?

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Of course, we expect THE BOX to be a success, but like all the other parties involved, including the Sharing Angels, we have taken a business risk. A total loss was and is always possible, as with any business venture.

Can I request a refund at any time? Or only now? Will I ever see my money again?

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We offer our Sharing Angels the opportunity to request a refund of the amount they contributed for the next 30 days as a one-time exception. Of course, we assume that THE BOX will be a success, but like all other parties involved, including the Sharing Angels, we have taken a business risk. Naturally, there is the possibility that the company fails, at which point all or part of your contribution might be lost.

Do you still guarantee a 5x payoff from 50% of your profits over the course of the next 8 years? Do all contract conditions remain the same if I stay a Sharing Angel?

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The SA will receive up to 5 times its contribution if and insofar as the company generates profits, in which case 50% of the company's profits will be paid to the SA without any time limit (not just 8 years). However, it is and has always been possible that you may lose all or part of your contribution, e.g. if we do not make a profit, or not enough profit. Of course, we assume that THE BOX will be successful, but like all other participants, including the Sharing Angels, we have taken a business risk.

How can I continue to support you?

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For now, your trust and the sharing of our vision is the greatest support, for which we are very grateful. We hold on to our vision to involve everyone who contributes to the value of LivingPackets and are working on offering a new model soon.

How far along are you with the production, and how much financial capacity do you still have?

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We continue to adhere to our production schedule for THE BOXes and the planned market launch. We will produce 50,000 units initially, and we expect to reach our target of 100,000 THE BOXes by Q2 2021. We are flexible enough to increase production at any time if necessary. LivingPackets has the financial resources to implement the production independently of the SharingAngel campaign.

I want a refund. What do I have to do?

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Should you decide on a refund, you can apply for it directly via your dashboard. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact customercare@livingpackets.com. However, we can assure you that we will continue to adhere to our vision and carry out the production of THE BOX and the planned market launch in Q1 2021 using our own resources.

Is my contribution illegal or is everything okay and I have nothing to worry about?

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Your contribution is entirely legal. We understand that recent events may have unsettled you and we apologize for this uncertainty. At this time nothing has changed in your position as a Sharing Angel. We continue to work with the same conviction and belief in the vision and opportunities that THE BOX offers.

What are the next steps for my contribution and the refund?

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Your position as a Sharing Angel will remain unchanged if you leave your contribution with us. As mentioned above, for the next 30 days, we also offer you the extraordinary opportunity to apply for a refund of the amount you already contributed. We will inform you of new developments in good time.

What exactly is happening now with my contribution?

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We understand that the recent events may have unsettled you, and we apologize for this uncertainty. We offer you a full refund of the amount already pledged. Your position as a Sharing Angel will remain unaffected if you do not request a refund. We can assure you, however, that we will continue to hold on to our vision and carry out the production of THE BOX and the planned market launch in Q1 2021. Should you request a refund, your money will be refunded via the means of payment you used to contribute. Should you decide to remain a Sharing Angel, your contract will continue, and we will use your money for the production of THE BOX in the future.

What exactly is the problem with BaFin?

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The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) announced in a consumer release that they have indications that LivingPackets SA has offered an investment without a sales prospectus as part of the Sharing Angel campaign. We contacted BaFin immediately to comply with all requests, clarify any ambiguities, and initiate corrective measures. We cooperate transparently and openly, and according to our information, this case has already been closed as far as BaFin is concerned.

What guarantee can you give me that the business model and the company will continuously thrive?

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In an initial pilot project with our partner Cdiscount, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in France, we were able to test almost all aspects of our product and demonstrate that we can build a functioning business model. Our business model has been validated several times and has been awarded the Seal of Excellence of the European Union, among other accolades. LivingPackets has the financial resources to implement the production independently of the Sharing Angel campaign.

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We answer your open questions!

Covered Topics

  • Services How can I use THE BOX?

  • Sustainability How does THE BOX help to protect the environment?

  • Recirculation How will THE BOX circulate?

Why LivingPackets is a good choice

Fully funded high-growth startup

Huge market niche that is ready for innovation

Team of experts with a successful track record

All team members are personally invested

Confirmed demand from our partners

Successful market pilots

Award-winning product

35+ patents

The complete process with THE BOX explained.

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Just 1 click to get your order in THE BOX

With just one click you can select THE BOX upon checkout at your favorite online store to get your order with THE BOX instead of in a wasteful cardboard box.

02

You have full control

Use our app to have all the information about your shipment at your fingertips. You are able to know at any times where your BOX is and in which condition its situated.

03

Reuse THE BOX directly...

Send anything you want with THE BOX by yourself or return orders with the push of a button. You can also send goods for recycling or refurbishment, sell things or donate them for a good cause.

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...or bring it back into circulation

Get rewards by making THE BOX available for other users. Or by dropping it at a nearby LivingPackets shop. Our logistics partners also earn money by collecting THE BOX from your home.

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