Carton Sealing Solutions

4 Tips to Troubleshoot Gummed Paper Tape Dispenser Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2017 2:15:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water-Activated Tape Dispensers, Gummed Tape Dispenser

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With proper maintenance and preventative care, an electric water-activated tape (WAT) dispenser tape should last for years. This equipment is durable, efficient, convenient, and helps improve productivity.

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How Does Water-Activated Tape Work?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Performance, Packer Productivity, Protection against Pilfering

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Water-activated tape is often the best solution for your shipping department for increasing productivity, improving safety, and deterring theft. Not everyone is familiar with water-activated tape and therefore many people default to using plastic, pressure-sensitive plastic tape to seal their cartons. Here is some helpful information on water-activated tape.

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Dealing with the At-Risk Customer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 2:21:15 PM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary, Corporate Longevity

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When your customers are silent, do you take that as a sign they are happy? If your company has the attitude that “no news is good news” when it comes to your customers, get ready for a big surprise. No news is rarely good news.

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Choosing the Best Water-Activated Tape Dispenser for Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 12:53:04 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Water-Activated Tape Dispensers

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You’ve decided it’s time to switch to water-activated tape to seal your cartons. Now it’s time to choose a water-activated tape dispenser that will meet your business’s needs. When you tally the advantages of switching to water-activated tape, including increased productivity, reduced employee fatigue, carton security that results from the tamper-evident bond, and branding ability, it’s easy to see why the tape change makes sense for so many organizations.

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How to Improve End-of Line Warehouse Packing Efficiency

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packaging Tips

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Warehouse managers are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to improve their processes and to make their operations more efficient. Better efficiency can mean several things; improved productivity, faster customer service, and ultimately, increased profitability.

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Tips to Ensure Carton Safety and Satisfied Customers during Transit

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Shipping, Packaging Tips

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These days, all businesses operate in an environment in which 3 out of 5 customers are willing to try a new brand or company for a better customer service experience.* Yet, when working on improvements to customer service, many businesses limit their activities to employee interactions with their customers either in person, by telephone, or over the web. Businesses often overlook, as a component of customer care, the shipping packages that customers receive from e-commerce purchases.

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7 Reasons to Make the Switch to Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 8:37:48 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape

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Are you using packing tape, also known as plastic, pressure-sensitive tape, for sealing and shipping cartons from your warehouse? If so, perhaps you think this approach is working just fine. However, what if there are good reasons to consider an alternative? Read on to learn seven good reasons to consider switching from plastic, pressure-sensitive to reinforced, gummed tape [also known as water-activated tape (WAT)].

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What Are the Top Mistakes to Avoid When Shipping Glassware?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 2:35:22 PM / by Better Packages posted in Packaging Challenges, Shipping Glassware, Packaging Tips

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Packing glassware and other fragile items can be challenging. The last thing you want is for your breakables to arrive at their destination cracked, shattered, or otherwise damaged. Here’s a guide to help you avoid making costly mistakes when preparing your glassware for shipping.

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Top 4 Packaging Tips for the e-Commerce Automotive Aftermarket

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2017 1:03:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Automotive Industry, Packaging Tips

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The automotive aftermarket industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years, thanks largely to the boom of online auto parts sales. According to Hedges & Company, online sales of auto parts in the U.S. have now risen to roughly $7.5 billion per year.

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Differences Between Gummed Tape Dispensers and Hand-Held Tape Guns

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 2:54:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, Packaging Challenges

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If companies don’t know their carton sealing options, they tend to default to using hand-held tape guns with plastic tape. Most people are familiar with tape guns since they are readily available through a wide variety of distribution channels and are relatively inexpensive. However, with e-commerce growing rapidly and becoming an increasingly important part of company’s revenue mix, it is important to understand an alternative carton sealing approach; water-activated tape (WAT) dispensed by gummed tape dispensers. Understanding the differences between gummed tape dispensers and hand-held tape guns will help you choose the most effective approach for your company. 

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