Have been looking at a technology called Packsize, and we're looking at testing/viability... thought I'd share. The basic concept: The machine is located in pick pack area, and cuts boxes exactly and automatically to fit the volume of the pick-pack order items, on demand (either via a simple data pass, barcode gun, or laser measurement). So, in essence going from a handful standard of boxes to an infinite number of box sizes (without having to stock boxes). Machine can also auto glue, etc. Video: http://www.packsize.com/resources/videos/youtube/gTeaTwm02m4 Stats (and these are based on some pretty savvy fulfillers like REI, Staples: Average 35% overall cost reduction 20-40% reduction in corrugate use 60% reduction in void fill usage Freight reductions due to smaller volume boxes 8-12 seconds to make a box $1/year machine lease, $9000 covers full install, 2-4 year contract to purchase corrugate from them 99.8% uptime They manufacture the machines, and it is their patent Staples is launching to all fulfillment centers; REI, IKEA, etc already using for 100% of fulfillment Looks like a pretty interesting tech... I'm curious to get hands on with it.