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Shipping companies charge for the weight and size of the box. Therefore, the packing material should be as light weight as possible and the box should be an appropriate size for the item. The most popular are bubble wrap and polystyrene “peanuts”. Items shipped directly from the factory or retailer are usually packed in polystyrene moulds to protect the item. The box is usually lightweight yet strong enough to handle the rigors of shipment.
You can find more about this article at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-27/ups-sees-gains-in-overnight-deliveries-as-sign-of-u-s-economic-expansion.html