Dontcha love moving? Scrounging in alleys for boxes, running to the store two or three times for yet another roll of packing tape, trying to figure out what to do with a jillion pounds of cardboard once the unpacking’s done; I’ve moved cross country several times, and every time has left me wishing for a better way.
ZippGo is it.
Stackable, reusable boxes that magically appear and disappearas needed, with a green message that will appeal to eco-warriors everywhere? Read on to hear about this magnificently modern resource that helps take the mess out of moving. Please welcome Ash Sud!
- Moving can be a stressful experience. How does ZippGo take some of the hassle out of the packing process?
ZippGo was born out of my own frustrating moving experience just over five years ago. I was moving within San Francisco and had to find cardboard boxes, drag them back to my place, and then spend several frustrating hours on the floor getting tangled up in tape. I knew there had to be an easier way to pack, which led to me launching ZippGo. ZippGo has simplified the packing process by renting and delivering green plastic moving boxes directly to a customer’s home. Unlike cardboard boxes, ZippGo’s moving bins don’t need to be assembled and are ready to be packed the moment they arrive at your door, can hold up to 100 pounds so you don’t need to worry about the bottom falling out, and are waterproof so your valuables will be protected during inclement weather. We hand clean each of our boxes after every single use to ensure the cleanest possible box which beats a dirty and dusty cardboard box any day of the week. ZippGo boxes are stackable, nestable, and are up to 50% cheaper than using cardboard boxes. After the customer has moved to their new home and unpacked, we come by and pick up the boxes with a smile!
- As an eco-friendly company, you advertise green boxes and Greenwrap. What makes them green?
I launched ZippGo to offer a convenient and simple way for people who were moving to pack their belongings, but having been a green entrepreneur for over a decade, making it a zero waste solution was near and dear to my heart. ZippGo’s plastic moving boxes are designed to be reused more than five hundred times each, which means every ZippGo box over its life replaces five hundred cardboard moving boxes. Since launching ZippGo, we’ve delivered nearly a half a million of our boxes in the San Francisco Bay Area, thereby eliminating a half million cardboard boxes from entering the landfill. ZippGo boxes are made from 100% recycled plastic and when they reach the end of their life, they will be ground up and recycled into new ZippGo boxes. Our customers are supporting a truly cradle to cradle product. We also offer eco-friendly packing materials like our Green Wrap, which is made from recycled paper and replaces environmentally harmful plastic bubble wrap.
- ZippGo has a lot of great reviews. How long did it take people to realize the benefits of your services?
Once people use ZippGo’s boxes they immediately realize how much easier and convenient our boxes make the packing and moving process. Two phrases we hear quite often after a customer has moved with our plastic crates are “I love ZippGo” and “I’ll never move with cardboard boxes again!” We’re a small local company with a tiny marketing budget, so word of mouth is everything to us. Our customers are amazing people who have helped us grow organically by telling their friends, family, and colleagues about ZippGo in person and online.
- Saving resources, time, and money; ZippGo sounds like a big step forward in eco stewardship. What part of the job puts a smile on your face every day?
I’m proud of the fact that we’ve grown ZippGo to rent and deliver to homes all over the Bay Area including San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, Marin, and San Jose and to some of the hottest Silicon Valley technology startups and companies. However having a young family myself, I get the most joy when I see families moving with our green boxes and their kids seeing first hand that convenience, saving money, and sustainability can go hand in hand. I love my job!
I wish ZippGo had been around the last time I had to move; second to arguing over what to throw out, boxes were the biggest hassle. If you’ve used ZippGo, or if you have a carboard horror story to share, let us know about your experience in the comment section.