How it works!
Starting December 1st SwapBox will be offering its services to restaurants in Amsterdam and surroundings. The SwapBox app will allow restaurants and their guest to work together and create a zero-waste packaging system.
How it works!
How it works!
3. Using the SwapBox app you scan the outgoing packaging and bag.
2. The kitchen prepares meals as usual but packages them using reusable SwapBox packaging.
1. A guest walks in, orders takeaway and decides to use SwapBox, great!
4. Connect order to your guest by using their email address and personal code.
The goal is to offer all the packaging options that restaurants can dream of and we are working very hard to bring extra options to our assortment. SwapBox currently offers four different reusable packaging options. The SwapBox packaging is designed, developed and designed in Belgium which allows us to work closely with our production partners to quickly expand our inventory as well as our assortment.
SwapBox Reusable Bowl
200 ml | 1000 ml | 2000 ml
The Benefits of SwapBox
Sustainable and Zero-Waste Food Packaging
The food packaging that SwapBox offers is extremely sustainable. The most important reason that the SwapBox packaging is so sustainable is that we are able to recycle them in a closed-loop system. This means that we return our packaging at the end of its lifecycle to our suppliers. At the supplier's factory, they are recycled into new SwapBox packaging products. This ensures that there is no waste from any of the packaging that you provide your guests with.
Reduce Packaging Cost
SwapBox works with a pay-per-use system, this system allows us to price the different types of SwapBoxes very competitively. The price for each SwapBox is on average lower than the disposable and unsustainable alternative. The pay-per-use system is updated automatically using the SwapBox App, this leaves 0% room for errors. Another reason SwapBox saves cost is that we handle all the inventory management so you can focus and your guests!
Zero Start-Up Cost
To offer SwapBox at your restaurant is totally free. This is because of the pay-per-use system. The only time that cost related to the use of SwapBox occur is when an order is transferred to your guest's SwapBox account. So if no-one uses SwapBox, (this has never happened) you are not charged any costs.
Never Worry About Your Packaging Inventory Again
We will come to your restaurant every day to update your packaging inventory. When you join SwapBox we will set a standard inventory together and every day we will visit and fill up your inventory. How? In our system, we can see the inventory of every restaurant and if you are low on SwapBox packaging we promise to come as soon as possible to renew your inventory.
Improve Guest Experience with High Quality Packaging
Tired of offering your guest food that tastes like cardboard because you are using compostable/biodegradable packaging to be sustainable. With the reusable SwapBox packaging, you are able to offer your guest the best taste and experience out there! Food which is stored for 1 or 2 days in the fridge keeps its taste and texture a lot more when using the reusable SwapBox packaging. And let's not forget, it looks amazing!
Sidenote: Article, Why Biodegradable and compostable packaging is bad for the environment.
Increase Guest Retention
By using SwapBox, firstly you are able to increase your guest retention because they will return to your restaurant with their old packaging. Secondly, SwapBox users might decide to repeat orders at your restaurant because your competition is not offering the same sustainable option.
Work with SwapBox
Starting December 1st SwapBox will start its 3-month pilot in Amsterdam and surroundings. For this pilot, there are a limited number of spaces available. Selection for the pilot will be based on a first come first serve basis. If you want to learn more about working with SwapBox or are interested in participating in our pilot please fill out the form below.
UPDATE: All spots have been taken for the launch this December 1st in Amsterdam! We are working hard to increase our capacity as soon as possible!
Frequently asked questions
Can I offer both disposable and SwapBox packaging at my restaurant?
Yes, it is possible to offer your guest the choice. We understand that there will be a transitioning period where not everyone uses reusable packaging.
What does it cost to start using SwapBox?
There currently are no start-up cost when joining SwapBox. The pay-per-use system ensures that you only incur cost when one of your guests uses SwapBox at your restaurant.
Does SwapBox cost anything extra for my guests?
No, guests that use SwapBox can do so free of charge. It is also not allowed to charge your guest extra for the SwapBox packaging option.
The current packaging options do not match my meals, will there be new options coming?
Yes, we are working on new packaging that fit with other cuisines and restaurants. From experience, we know that the current option already caters to most dishes and sometimes it does not hurt to be a little creative.
May I charge my customers extra for SwapBox?
No, guests that use SwapBox can do so free of charge. We are already asking something big from our users which is to return the SwapBox to drop-off point.