Software delivery on CD

Really, who buys software on CD nowadays?

Well, you’d be surprised… For consumer products, this is still important. Many users still like to receive something “physical” in the mail.

And this happens to be even more true for my collector-type audience. You know, the type of people that still buy real books, DVDs and CDs (remember those?).

So we decided to try and see if we could enhance that “package in the mail” moment, by designing a nicer shipping package for our software.
(Of course, we were also hoping to sell some more πŸ™‚ )
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Single stacked pallets or double stacked pallets?

We just received the following email from our rep at CustomCD (they handle the shipping of our CDs and barcode scanners):

I have a favor to ask – the last batch of scanners that was sent to us came on a double stacked pallet. Our receiving dock isn’t able to accept these, so they asked that the next shipment we get if it could only be single stacked pallets.

Single stacked? Double stacked?
I don’t even know what that means πŸ™‚

The joys of selling hardware, I guess. Sometimes, I long back to the days when we were just selling software, “shipped” by email.