packaging & delivery
A true zero waste online shopping experience.
Given our commitment to the environment and our sellers going the extra mile to use waste free packing materials, we strongly encourage our lovely customers to reuse, compost or recycle all aspects of packaging that come with the purchased piece.
At Zwoice, we advocate a “good things take time” mindset when it comes to delivery and provide you with tools to make an informed decision. We truly believe that thinking slow will help us all thrive.
We trust nearshoring is key to encourage prosperity and wellbeing of local communities, as well as to tackle the issues arising from global warming and climate change. Globalisation, among others, also means that an average e-commerce package travels 10,340 kilometers and emits 151 grams worth of CO2 for each kilogram of weight. We strive to mitigate the negative impact of transportation by working with low emission transport companies, being transparent about the locations the products were made in and shipped from, and above all by strongly encouraging our customers to purchase in bulk and locally.
A little planning and patience can do wonders, not only for your stress levels and budget, but also for the environment. However, in today’s “I need it right now” society we are often driven by a make believe sense of urgency created by powerful “you deserve it” and “all is possible” type of messages. Well, you surely deserve it and all is certainly possible, but is it only about you? Does it not matter at what environmental cost will the treat come? Would you make the same choice if you knew that the express delivery stretched along the above mentioned average distance of 10,340 kilometers has a 28 times higher environmental impact than the standard delivery option?
Last, but not least, did you know that due to supply chain inefficiencies 84% of returned goods end up in a landfill or an incinerator? What a huge amount of waste! Our community is committed to avoid such unnecessary waste generation, as well as the associated transport emissions. Sellers review the orders to make sure they ship the right products to the correct address and pack them with care to avoid damages. We also recommend them not to ask having broken products shipped back if these can’t be reused or upcycled. We encourage our buyers to be picky, double check reviews, dimensions and to only settle for products they really need and like. But most importantly, in an unfortunate event of receiving a product they do not appreciate, to think twice about returning it and find a way of giving it as a gift and making someone else happy.