Chegg.com, whose transformative concept of money-saving, rental access to textbooks has made it one of the Internet's fastest growing new companies and the leading online textbook rental company, set a new Guinness World Record for the world's largest cardboard box. The event took place at the UCLA versus Kansas State football game on Saturday, September 19th.
Resembling Chegg's iconic orange shipping box, the record breaking measurements were 46 ft long, 20 ft wide and 9 ft tall, eclipsing the old record of 42 ft x 16 ft x 8 ft set just two weeks ago. The box took two days and fifteen people working around-the-clock to construct.
"We're thrilled that the iconic orange Chegg box that students recognize and love is now officially the world's largest cardboard box!" said Tina Couch, vice president of public relations at Chegg. "But, we're even more excited about being able to come to UCLA and talk to students about renting their textbooks. Once they hear how easy it is and how much money they can save, it's a no-brainer."
"We'd like to congratulate Chegg for breaking the recent world record set just two weeks ago and becoming a new Guinness World Record holder," said Carl Saville, official adjudicator of Guinness World Records. "It's exciting to see the recent competition around the world's largest cardboard box."
Chegg has an inventory of more than 2.4 million titles, offering savings at more than 6,400 colleges and universities across America. Not only do students save a ton of money by renting, but there is no need to wait in line at the bookstore. Textbooks are shipped in the iconic orange box in less than a week and return postage is free. For every book rented, Chegg plants a tree through its partnership with American Forests. To date, Chegg has planted more than 850 acres of trees or the equivalent of 650 Rose Bowls.
Chegg's transformative concept of money-saving, rental access to textbooks has made it one of the Internet's fastest growing new companies and the leading online textbook rental company. Launched nationally in 2007, to-date, Chegg has saved students more than 44 millions dollars at over 6,400 colleges. With a growing inventory of more than 2.4 million titles, Chegg puts textbooks into the hands of students when they need them arriving in the brand's iconic orange box. For every book rented, Chegg plants a tree through American Forest's Global ReLeaf Program. To date, Chegg has planted more than 850 acres of trees.