Netflix mailer

If you have Netflix, then you'll appreciate this info:

Have you ever wondered why the Netflix envelopes have those slots in them that shows the barcode? It especially bothered me, because I always forget to put the movie back into the envelope in the right orientation and the barcode never shows. Seems like such a waste…

But, people speculate that the slot is there not for envelopes that are mailed back, but rather for envelopes that are mailed out. With the barcode showing through, they can then store the movies in envelopes, ready to ship. For more on the evolution of the Netflix envelope and some of the economics involved see here.

Netflix envelope (see the barcode?)
netflix envelope

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