A mother who ordered a kitchen mop on Amazon was stunned when it arrived in a box big enough for a 50-inches TV.
Alison Whitehead, 58, said the £15 (AED75), 3ft metal floor cleaner was loose in the 5 feet by 2 feet 6 inches by 1 feet cardboard container.
Waitress Alison said it was so large the driver could barely carry it.
The mum of two, who is married to brickie Michael, 55, in Bourne, Lincs, said, “Talk about a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
“That box was completely bonkers. It was so big it was working against the Amazon driver.
“He laughed when I told him what was in it. Even a paper bag would’ve been better!”
Demand for cardboard boxes has rocketed amid a supply-chain crisis just before Christmas.
An Amazon spokeswoman said, “Amazon is committed to reducing packaging waste and using less packaging material. Initiatives like the Frustration-Free Packaging Programmes encourage manufacturers to package their products in an easy-to-open packaging that is 100% recyclable and ready to ship to customers without Amazon boxes.
“To date, Amazon has reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 36% and eliminated more than 1 million tonnes of packaging material, the equivalent of more than 2 billion shipping boxes.”