With THE BOX we have developed an innovative and connected packaging that can be reused up to 1000 times. Our goal is to replace environmentally harmful cardboard boxes with THE BOX.
We offer you the opportunity to participate in the mass production of THE BOX. For your trust in our vision, we reward you with five times your contribution. We have decided to take this step because we want to share our success with those who really make it possible by using THE BOX in their daily lives. Only together can we really make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE BOX is made of extremely durable material. It is infinitely recyclable and can last up to 1000 trips before it needs reconditioning.
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%.
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.
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 inquiries and offers from all over the world daily. We see this as proof that our product is coming to the market at exactly the right time, and that the demand is already surpassing our wildest initial expectations.
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.
In case of more valuable or complex deliveries, customers can book additional services. That increases the revenue THE BOX generates per 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.
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.
The basic idea behind THE BOX is to make the circulation convenient and rewarding for everyone involved
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of companies like Cdiscount or Orange can not wait to include THE BOX as a shipping method in their online shops. We are now starting the mass production of THE BOX and you have the chance to participate financially from our profits. Our offer is that we share our profits 50/50 with you until you get 500% of your contribution back.
We would like you to share in our success because you really enable it with the use of THE BOX and your contribution to the circular economy. Most companies do not allow their users to share in their profits fairly. With THE BOX we would like to create a fairer ground for everyone involved. LivingPackets aims to be a sustainable company that for the first time rewards those who really deserve it: You.
We have received offers from several investors who would immediately finance the first batch of THE BOX. But we want to give you the opportunity to make a difference with us - while profiting with us. Because without you and your courage to change something for the better, our idea is nothing. We want to walk on this path hand-in-hand with you and will reward you generously.
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.
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.
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.
Moved into our R&D centre in Nantes
Founding of LivingPackets SA
Application for over 30 patents
Production of 400 units for test runs
First field tests with prototypes
Successful pilot programmes with Cdiscount, Chronopost and Orange
CES has named THE BOX as the "product with the greatest potential to change the world"
Opening of our branch office in Berlin
Selecting partners for mass production
Mass production begins
Forming partnerships in the fields of circulation, logistics & e-commerce
42 billion € turnover
largest telecommunications company in france
3,1 million customers
2 billion turnover
One of France's largest e-commerce platforms
30 million parcels sent in 2019
Member of La Poste Group
Big delivery courier in France
176 million parcels delivered in 2019
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We share our profits until our Sharing Angels reach the promised multiple. (currently 500%)
Any profits we make with THE BOX are split 50/50 between LivingPackets and our Sharing Angels.
The sooner a Sharing Angel contributes and supports our idea, the sooner he will receive his payouts.
The plans are finalised and we have just signed the contracts to build our first procuction line with our partner Europe Technologies. Europe Technologies is a leading specialist in manufacturing equipment, robotics and the processing of thermoplastics. The construction work at our Nantes headquarters has started as of July. The plant is initially designed for the production of 100,000 units of THE BOX per year and is expected to begin operations in September. An expansion of the plant is planned for next year to keep pace with the rapidly increasing demand.
Contributed so far
We will share our profits 50/50 with you, until you receive 5 times your total contribution. We expect a duration of approximately 8 years. The earliest contributors will be paid first.*
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.
Yes you can. Because you help us to succeed, we share all of our future profits with you 50/50. But without any real cases at the moment we don't yet know how long it will take, it all depends on our success. As a startup, we can of course give no guarantee as to when exactly the time will come. However, all employees participate in the company with their hard earned money and do everything possible every day to ensure that THE BOX will be a global success.
We do not sell THE BOX, we want to establish our system of Packaging-as-a-Service worldwide. Therefore, backers would not receive a product from us. In addition, crowd-funding websites keep around 10% of campaign revenue to themselves (which seems absolutely fair when selling products). In our case, however, this would mean being able to produce 10% fewer units, or rather the price per unit increasing by 10%. These "losses" would then be at the expense of our sharing angels. We want to avoid this by running our own crowd sharing campaign.
Best case scenario: we can pay all profits at once, but it is also possible to split your reward payments in a couple of yearly payments. Currently our plan is to start paying profits three years after the official launch of THE BOX. But please do not take this for granted, we first need to scale our business and we will use all profits to produce more units of THE BOX. We will then start paying out profits yearly to our Sharing-Angels.
Yes and no. As our profits grow, you will be paid yearly until you reach the promised amount. We are currently planning to start paying out the rewards three years after our global product launch. So, in case of our success, you will be able to receive a multiple of your contribution.
As soon as we will transfer your rewards on your Bank account, it will be your obligation to declare your taxes, as appropriate in your country of residency. If you keep your rewards on your LivingPackets Swiss Reward Account you probably will not have to pay taxes (depending on your country of residency) since your account is not a bank account (but just your reward account).
The financing of the mass production would actually be solved very quickly. We have received offers from some investors who would immediately finance the first batch of THE BOX. But we want to give you the opportunity to make a difference, and also profit with us. Because without you and your courage to change something for the better, our idea is nothing. You will use THE BOX and actively contribute to our success, so you also deserve to profit from our growth. Let's build a fair and sustainable company, from which we can profit together.
We aim to launch THE BOX by the end of 2020. This also depends on the success of our crowd sharing campaign as we have to produce large quantities to meet the high demand with our first business partners. And we will work relentlessly on updates to the design and technology of THE BOX to continuously improve our product.
We believe that successful and sustainable businesses and products are built solely on the collective contributions of many individuals, including you, the users. And because you, as users and contributors, are at the heart of LivingPackets and make our success possible, you deserve a fair share of our profits.
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.
With your contribution to the production of THE BOX, you demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and hire a great employee who tirelessly generates a turnover for you. As you make our success possible, we will give you a fair share of the profits.
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.
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.