Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
SEATTLE, WA — As spring arrives, so does moving season in the Pacific Northwest, with renters and home buyers beginning the traditionally painful process of packing and moving. This season, movers have a smarter option in moving boxes that are affordable, eco-friendly and delivered to your door. FrogBox(www.frogbox.com) delivers reusable, plastic moving boxes to homes and offices and picks them up once customers have completed their move. FrogBox rental is on par with the cost of cardboard boxes and provides a convenient and green solution that addresses the hassles of moving.
“Cardboard boxes can be difficult to find and pick up, tape together, and dispose of once you're done moving,” said Jeff Hill, President of FrogBox in Seattle. “Our customers rave about how using FrogBox makes moving easier and less stressful. After they're done moving, they never have to think about their boxes again.”
FrogBox is simple to use. Orders are placed online at frogbox.com, and then FrogBox delivers the clean and sturdy containers (and other needed moving supplies) to your front door. You pack and move the boxes, and then FrogBox picks up the containers at your new home once you're moved and unpacked.
The success of FrogBox reflects the growing importance of “smart-consumerism,” brought on by an increasingly value driven, convenience-oriented and environmentally conscious urban consumer. With services to rent cars by the hour, vacation homes by the week, designer clothing for the night, and now moving boxes, the savvy urban customer can access goods on a per-use, on-demand basis, eliminating the need to own and store them.
“As more and more consumers simply hop online to find any service they need, we're providing an effective but simple solution to reduce the hassles of moving,” said Hill. “The fact that our customers are also helping the environment by reducing cardboard waste is an added bonus and makes them feel great about their choice.”
Every month, more than one million cardboard boxes are used and discarded by people moving in Seattle. Cardboard boxes make up 20 percent of the waste found in most landfills and the average cardboard box is used only twice for moving, whereas a FrogBox can be used up to 400 times.
FrogBox is changing the way that people move by offering a more convenient, affordable and eco- friendly solution to moving supplies. FrogBox delivers reusable, plastic moving boxes to homes or offices and picks them up when the move is complete. Founded in 2008 in Vancouver, Canada, FrogBox opened the company's first U.S. location in 2009 in Seattle and now is expanding across North America. FrogBox was named the Best Green Business in British Columbia in 2011 and was recognized as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's “10 hot start-ups” in 2010. The company donates 1% of revenues to frog habitat restoration and all company trucks use biodiesel. More information is available at www.frogbox.com.