Designing reusable packaging services together with online retailers and logistics companies needs expertise, experience and a a simple framework...
How does Matkahuolto help private consumers to ship parcels in reusable RePack?
Matkahuolto enables their customers to buy RePack in order to send parcels in a C2C setting.
Matkahuolto's challenge: Replace existing cardboard packages with reusable packaging
What if everyone, and not only businesses, could easily have access to reusable packaging for shipping out private parcels?
When Matkahuolto approached us with this thought, we took on the challenge immediately.
The objective for collaboration with Matkahuolto and RePack is to develop a new service offering with reusable packaging, bringing together Matkahuolto's contract customers, e-commerce businesses and consumers.
This plan comes when single-use packaging has become a climate problem, and there's a great need to reduce the amount of packaging we use and improve the reuse and recycling of packaging.
The solution: Matkahuolto allows its private customers to purchase reusable packaging as any other parcel
We worked closely with Matkahuolto to develop a model where the RePack package could be bought by private consumers and used for their private shipments while managing the return cycles.
The collaboration enhances Matkahuolto's service offering, marketing efforts and makes Matkahuolto a forerunner in circular logistics.
How does it work in practice?
Since April 2020, RePack has been available on the website of Matkahuolto.
Whether occasional online vendors or simple private individuals want to ship something to a friend, they can now simply choose a reusable packaging RePack at matkahuolto.fi, as any other parcel.
If an individual receives a parcel in a RePack, they have two options:
- They can reuse the packaging for a new shipment and benefit from a reward.
- If they don't need spare packaging, they can simply return the empty package to the closest Matkahuolto return point.