Target Delivers Dresses With Correct Amount Of Packaging

Morgan writes:

I’ve seen a lot of poor shipping posts in the past few weeks, and thought I would share a positive shipping story! I recently ordered 12 bridesmaid dresses from (2 sizes for each girl, just in case, plus two for myself). I expected a barrage of boxes at my door, but was pleasantly surprised to find 10 dresses neatly packed into one Amazon box, and two more dresses in a smaller Amazon box. I guess some companies CAN ship competently!

The right size box for the amount of material inside…AMAZING! What will they invent next? Maybe Target can share this secret with their retail brethren.

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  1. chrisfromnl says:

    I’m waiting for the post where we see the large item shipped in a ridiculously small box.

  2. Ruthven says:

    I thought about taking pictures when I received a delivery yesterday from B&H Photo, packaged even better than this. It was two boxes (manufacturer-packaged) inside a larger box, with minimal air-pack and bubble wrap. They used the perfect-size shipping box (and only one box), with the perfect amount of shipping material, just enough to protect the contents from shifting.

    Much better than a recent shipment from another company, which used a box twice the size of its contents, and no shipping material. It’s a miracle the contents weren’t damaged in shipping.

  3. bustit22 says:

    Jesus, is Consumerist going to start doing stories about businesses that provide the correct change?

  4. harumph says:

    i marvel at how easily we are amazed when companies just do an adequate job.

  5. Nancy Sin says:

    I just want to give Morgan props for getting bridesmaid dresses at Target – girl after my own heart.

  6. misteral says:

    If they were delivered “in one Amazon box”, then shouldn’t the accolade go to Amazon for getting their sh!t straight? They sound like they’re the fulfillment center for

  7. Caprica Six says:

    wait, wait, she rcv’d a shipment from TARGET with AMAZON.COM boxes as packing material. Is it just me that noticed this or are they/do they have a joint partnership?

  8. BugMeNot2 says:

    someone could do a story about microsoft sending u an empty box to send ur xbox in.

  9. FLConsumer says:

    @big keytee: They’ve had a partnership for at least 2 years now

  10. chiieddy says:

    @misteral: I was going to say that. Amazon is warehouse fulfillment for Target, so the article should be a kudos to them.

    P.S. To the OP, dang smart of you to get your dresses through Target. Wish I thought of that.

  11. rustyni says:

    I didn’t even know you could get bridesmaids dresses at Target. O.o

  12. sir_eccles says:

    No offense to the originator of the story but this reminds me of a hilarious show on CMT called “My big redneck wedding” (or words to that effect). Last week included all the wedding party in hunting camoflage, a pink rifle as the grooms gift to his bride and pretty much everything bought at Wal-Mart.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like maybe the phony Target employee who stole the IPOD’s may have packed your order…

  14. I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but if you check your Amazon receipts in the box, on the lower left corner, there is a code which tells the packers what box to use (Z1,Z2,C1, etc…). I’m guessing a computer assigns these codes, and the packers just box it like the computer says. I did get a Z2 order in a C2 box, and I’m guessing that maybe the warehouse ran out of Z2’s, and subbed a C2, b/c it’s the first time it happened to me.

  15. chiieddy says:

    @rustyni: They’re just identical dresses. Probably short which probably wouldn’t have worked for my wedding, but I’m impressed by the thriftiness of it. I’d like to see a link to the actual dress. :)

  16. Bladefist says:

    brides maids dresses at target? dang, wedding on the cheap!

  17. chiieddy says:

    @rustyni: Ah ha! I THINK it might be one of these two.

    Quite nice, actually.

    There’s also formal dresses but none in that color. There’s a couple in there that I bet could double for wedding dresses in a more casual wedding.

  18. chiieddy says:

    @Bladefist: I’m still impressed. The two I found on there were $120 for my sister on an fugly dress I’ll never wear again. Order a size or two larger than the girls’ actual size and they can be tailored so they will definitely fit.

  19. LucyInTheSky says:

    @bustit22: actually that would be pretty amazing =P

  20. Mrs. Stephen Fry says:

    Very nicely done, Target.

  21. Diet-Orange-Soda says:

    @chrisfromnl: Amazon tried twice to send me a Game Boy Advance game in a DVD mailer. I thought it strange that a GBA box (about an inch in thickness) was shipped in a box made for half its size. Well, they *made* it fit.

  22. Bladefist says:

    @chiieddy: $120? dang. my wifes dress will be 120 lol… ya sure i aclled them cheap, but it takes one to know one :)

  23. morganlh85 says:

    For anyone interested, here is the actual dress I bought (yes, I paid for them too!) for my bridesmaids:


  24. fizzyg says:

    @Bladefist: Hey, same here…bridesmaid’s gown, in ivory, for a wedding gown: $120. Even better, I washed it on the delicate cycle in the machine at home, hung it to dry, and saved the massive dry cleaning fee.

  25. fizzyg says:

    morganlh85: Great job!
    Bladefist: Same here…my wedding dress was a $120 bridesmaids dress in ivory. Best corner I ever cut!

  26. chiieddy says:

    @Bladefist: Was supposed to say < $120, I forgot to use ASCII code. Sorry.

  27. chiieddy says:

    @morganlh85: Those are awesome. Nice little cocktail dresses. Did you order them larger than your bridesmaids said so they can easily have them taken in if necessary or if the fits weren’t perfect? (i.e. easier to remove fabric than add)

  28. SpenceMan01 says:

    I’m still befuddled at why two dresses were ordered for each person. Seems a tad bit wasteful to me.

  29. morganlh85 says:

    Yep, I ordered one their size and one size larger and we’ll see which ones fit best. I’ll return whichever ones don’t fit.

  30. mandarin says:

    Can you get better articles here rather than this crap? Who cares about someone’s box which has contents that fit in it??? Get a life Morgan

  31. wilmawonker says:

    @morganlh85: $20 each! that’s phenomenal. I wish I was in your wedding. Though I’d want a wrap to hide the ‘chicken cutlets’ you get near your armpits in a strapless.

  32. SpenceMan01 says:

    @morganlh85: Yeah, I suppose for $20 having them altered just wouldn’t be worth it. Nice snag.

  33. rustyni says:

    @chiieddy: Wow they’re actually not bad looking!!! I’m rather impressed!!

    For $150.00 I got to wear a custom home-made potato sack in my friend’s wedding as a bridesmaid. No joke. Looked like the dress fell right out of “Amish Weekly”.

  34. timsgm1418 says:

    I think that was a great idea, a bridesmaid dress someone might actually be able to wear more than once@chiieddy:

  35. timsgm1418 says:

    @morganlh85: the bridesmaids will love you picking a pretty dress they can use again, for such a low price…you should have planned my daughters wedding

  36. PingPongDarts says:

    Gotta agree and say this really doesn’t merit much-if any-attention. Hell, I’ve got hundreds of instances where I’ve received properly-packaged shipments. Do I get a big blog article and a cookie too?

  37. Hoss says:

    Wow — what a practice person Morgan is, and with good taste!

  38. loueloui says:

    Target SUCKS! Just try returning those extra dresses why don’t ya?

    They changed their return policy a week after Christmas to screw over anyone who received a gift from them. Of course they never mentioned this to their customers as that ‘may have affected sales’.

  39. chiieddy says:

    @loueloui: These aren’t a gift. The purchaser will return them. And Target supplies gift receipts.

  40. riverstyxxx says:

    I love Target! And I love Amazon even more!

    I felt bad when I went in to one of their stores during the last holiday and they were terribly understaffed.