Product: Packaging: Shipping
Potato chip/crisp packaging   (+14)  [vote for, against]
Use the space to ship something useful

When I order something, it generally arrives in a big cardboard box, with the excess space in the box taken up by air-filled bags which cushion my stuff against mishandling. Sometimes the box is filled with foamed cylindrical pieces of potato starch instead. These are good - they're biodegradeable and cheap and will crush to protect your delivery.

How about combining the two? If I could pay a small (optional) surcharge to have the potato starch cylinders inside the airbags, made in food-grade conditions, flavoured...

OK, you got me. Just put £1 on the bill and fill the box with bags of Cheetos.

Strictly optional, to spare those of us that either a) don't like Cheetos, or b) buy a lot online...
-- david_scothern, Mar 08 2014

Pyro Bubblewrap Pyro_20Bubblewrap
Prior Art ? [8th of 7, Mar 10 2014]

Words of wisdom +1

However getting one into each bubble of the bubble wrap might prove a challenge...
-- not_morrison_rm, Mar 08 2014

Agreed... and getting them out would be time-consuming too. Surely someone could invent a machine to do both, and then sell it online?

Alternatively, the bags that surround my stuff are quite big - crisp-packet-sized and might be a better choice.
-- david_scothern, Mar 08 2014

-- pocmloc, Mar 08 2014

sponge cake
-- FlyingToaster, Mar 08 2014

-- 8th of 7, Mar 08 2014

Thinking about it, bags of marshmallows would work equally well.
-- david_scothern, Mar 09 2014

Not thinking about it, hot coffee might be nice to get delivered as well.
-- AusCan531, Mar 09 2014

-- 8th of 7, Mar 10 2014

[+] Yummy wrap!
-- xandram, Mar 10 2014

Be sure and shrink wrap the container lest you be shipping sugar-seeking bugs everywhere.
-- RayfordSteele, Mar 11 2014

Surely not, as long as the edibles were properly sealed inside their bags?
-- david_scothern, Mar 12 2014

Bubble tea?
-- sqeaketh the wheel, Mar 13 2014

random, halfbakery