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How to Safely Pack and Ship Glassware

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 11:37:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Safety, eCommerce, Shipping Glassware, Shipping Fragile Items

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Packaging and shipping glassware can seem fraught with risk. However, there are a few steps you can take to help remove the stress out of the packing and shipping process.

This post examines several tips that will help you to ensure that you safely pack and ship glassware.

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E-Commerce Customer Packing and Delivery Expectations

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 4:13:19 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, eCommerce

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Your e-commerce customer’s perception of your company is influenced by the way you handle order delivery. E-commerce customers have an increasingly high bar when it comes to customer satisfaction, and that includes speed of delivery, product security and branding. Fall short of expectations, and your customers are likely to move on to another company that will meet their requirements. As noted in the acclaimed book, Leading on the Edge of Chaos, by Daryl R. Conner, if you can reduce your customer defection rate by 5%, you can increase your profitability by 25%-125%. Read this blog to learn how to meet your customers’ delivery expectations.

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How Can Gummed Tape Benefit My Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 11:29:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions

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What is your company’s goal when shipping products? It is to make sure the products inside the corrugated cartons are delivered in perfect condition. If you are successful, your customers are satisfied and your company’s costs are reduced.

To keep your products protected, you’ll need a versatile sealing solution so your cartons can withstand the shipping process and your business can run cost-effectively. Sealing solution elements to consider include harsh handling treatment, theft, productivity, and branding. One sealing product, reinforced water-activated tape, also known as gummed tape, is uniquely suitable to stand up to the shipping challenge. This post highlights how gummed tape can benefit your business.

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Manual Vs. Electric Tape Dispenser: Which Is Better?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 2:54:18 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions

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People often ask which water-activated tape dispenser is better, electric or manual? The more relevant question to consider is which dispenser best meets your packaging needs? Once you have a clear understanding of your company’s packing situation and the features that are available on various dispensers, you'll have a better understanding of what style gummed paper tape dispenser will work best for you.

On the most basic level, you want to decide if you need a manual tape dispenser or an electric tape dispenser. This blog will help you differentiate between the two types of water-activated tape dispensers so you can choose the one that works best for your application.

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Product Highlights: Better Pack 755e Electric Tape Dispenser

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2017 2:41:13 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, water-activated tape dispenser

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Do you have a fast-paced packaging environment that needs an electric water-activated tape dispenser to increase your company's productivity? The Better Pack 755e model is available in two versions, 755eS and 755eM, to satisfy both the domestic and international markets. The difference in these models is that dispensing on the “eS” is measured in inches, while the “eM” is measured in centimeters.

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Why It’s Important to Regularly Maintain Your Packing Tape Dispenser

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2017 1:26:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, water-activated tape dispenser

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Gummed tape, also known as water-activated tape (WAT), is a highly effective carton sealing method that forms a permanent bond with corrugated cartons. “Bonding” means that the tape’s adhesion literally becomes part of the carton and, as a result, your products stay protected throughout their shipping process. No one can break into the carton without the tape being ripped and the intrusion detected. Using gummed tape in conjunction with a gummed paper tape dispenser also saves your company time and money which enhances productivity and helps grow your business.

Performing the recommended regular maintenance on equipment can often be overlooked. People get busy doing their jobs and don’t necessarily give much thought to the tools that help them do their jobs efficiently. It’s important to remind employees about the need to systematize machine maintenance and to explain why it’s so important. This article discusses the benefits of regularly maintaining your water-activated tape dispensers.

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Top 4 Packaging Tips when Shipping Skis and Snowboards

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Shipping Snowboards, Shipping, Sporting Goods, Shipping Skis

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Winter-weather enthusiasts purchase their sporting equipment through a variety of channels including specialty stores, chain stores and online.
Since 2012, online sales of winter sporting equipment has averaged approximately 20% of total sales in the U.S, making ecommerce a vibrant $180 million category.

If you are engaged in the online sale and the shipping of snowboards and ski equipment, you know that they require careful attention to make sure they arrive to customers in ready-to-use shape.

Read on to learn some best packing practices for ski and snowboard shipments.

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3 Packaging Tips When Shipping Electronics

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2017 4:39:23 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions

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Technology is constantly evolving and many people are eager to obtain the latest electronics. Electronics are relatively fragile and often expensive, so it's important to understand how to safely pack and ship these products. Take a look at the following tips to properly package electronics so you can prevent costly damages and returns that can occur when shipping electronic devices.

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Automotive eCommerce Growth & The Challenge of Packaging

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2016 1:40:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in eCommerce, Automotive Industry, Packaging Challenges

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The online retail market for aftermarket automotive parts and accessories continues to grow at a rapid rate. In fact, according to a March 2014 report, “Digital Disruption: e-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket,” the Automobile Aftermarket Suppliers Association reported that aftermarket   e-tailing has grown dramatically, with an estimated 60 percent growth occurring in the past four years (Source).

This post will examine the automotive aftermarket's growing impact on eCommerce and the challenges associated with packaging and shipping automotive parts and supplies.

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Online Furniture Buying: Exceeding Packaging and Delivery Expectations

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2016 10:03:52 AM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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Buying new furniture is a significant investment. Consumers expect that the furniture they purchase, whether from the showroom or online, will arrive at their home in pristine condition. As buying furniture online becomes more prevalent, it's critical that companies, at a minimum, meet customer’s expectations. This article explains strategic ways online furniture companies can exceed expectations in the packaging and delivery process. 

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