Here I offer for your viewing displeasure my purchase of a single package of Krups cleaning tablets, for cleaning my Krups espresso machine. They were purchased from Amazon. The box of tablets measures 2" by 3.5" and is only 1/4" high. It was shipped, via UPS, in a box, as shown, that was 8" x 10" by 3 " high. I'm an Amazon Prime Member, so in theory, the shipping was free. In reality, we all pay for this stuff in so many, many ways.