Intel’s changing the packaging of their i9-10900K to reduce shipping costs

Intel's changing the packaging of their i9-10900K to reduce shipping costs

Intel’s changing the packaging of their i9-10900K to reduce shipping costs

Intel has announced that they are changing how they are packaging their i9-10900K processors, moving away from their premium retail packaging to cheaper folding carton packages. 

In a new Product Change Notification (PDF Download), which was first spotted by Videocardz, Intel claims that this change will allow them to ship 1,620 units per pallet instead of 480. This will reduce Intel’s shipping costs and make their products a lot easier to store at retail warehouses. 

Earlier this month, we reported on the recent increase in shipping costs between East Asian and European nations, making any efforts to reduce shipping costs a welcome one. If you can fit more products into a pallet/container, the cost of shipping that container can be divided between more products and become cheaper per unit shipped. 

Intel’s change to new retail packaging will also allow the company to decrease its packaging costs, as a folded carton package is a lot cheaper to produce than Intel’s older, more premium retail boxes. This change for Intel is an economy play, both in terms of shipping costs and packaging costs. 

  

Intel's changing the packaging of their i9-10900K to reduce shipping costs  
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