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Better Packages
Founded in 1917, Better Packages is a leading manufacturer of tabletop water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers used in carton sealing. Better Packages’ product line includes auto-dispensing electric machines that are used in high volume fulfillment centers, as well as manual dispensers. In the U.S., Better Packages sells through multiple channels that include industrial and packaging distributors and catalog wholesalers, as well as direct to end-user customers. Its distribution network consists of over 160 authorized distributors including Tier 1 shipping and packaging. Better Packages also has another 50 international distributors that service over 70 countries. Better Packages is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), an acknowledged leader in the packaging industry. IPG sells a full line of Central® water-activated tape, as well as many other premier packaging products.

Recent Posts

How to Make Your Shipping Process Highly Efficient

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2019 11:41:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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The holidays are here, and with consumer confidence high, experts believe e-commerce companies can expect to be busy. In fact, it is estimated that 60 percent of shoppers will spend more than 50 percent of their holiday dollars online. That’s great news for businesses, but if you oversee the department packaging and shipping those orders, it's sure to be a challenging season.

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Helpful Tips for Ordering Packaging Supplies in Bulk

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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If you are tasked with ensuring that your packaging and shipping operations run smoothly and without interruption, it is critical that you keep your team supplied with the materials they need to be productive. It is also important that you do what you can to control shipping-related costs. Buying shipping supplies in bulk can help you achieve both your operational and financial goals.

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How to Use Gummed Tape Most Effectively for Shipping

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2019 10:15:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Gummed paper tape, also called water-activated tape or WAT, provides many advantages over other types of tape, including faster application, a professional one-strip seal, enhanced security, and branding opportunity. If you’ve made the switch to gummed tape, there are best practices that can help you maximize the value of your investment.

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4 Key Considerations When Shipping Heavy Automotive Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Safety, Automotive

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Getting heavy automotive parts to your customers safely and securely can be challenging. From engines to hubcaps to transmissions or wheels, it's important to choose the right shipping materials  that can withstand the weight. In this post, we cover 4 key shipping details to consider to ensure that your car parts and packaging all stay intact during transit. 

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Automotive E-commerce Growth & The Challenge of Packaging

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Automotive, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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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 findings from Hedges & Company, auto parts sales influenced by digital is likely to grow to $152 billion by 2021.

This means that the challenges associated with packaging and shipping automotive parts and supplies need to be addressed quickly and efficiently.

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How to Convince Your Boss that Water-Activated Tape is the Right Solution for Your Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2019 11:04:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers

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As the person who oversees your company’s shipping operations, you know as well as anyone (and probably better than anyone) the tools you and your team need to be successful. However, you also understand how challenging it can be to change the status quo.

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Get Productive and Efficient for the Holidays with WAT

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2019 10:46:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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If you oversee a packaging and shipping operation, you know that even though we’re still enjoying late summer/early fall, the holiday season will be here in the blink of an eye. You also know that the key to profitability in the busy months ahead will be shipping efficiency and operations productivity.

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What If My Gummed Paper Tape Dispenser Is Not Functioning Correctly?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2019 11:32:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers

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Well-engineered gummed paper tape dispensers are built to last. With preventative maintenance and care, they can provide you with years of useful service.

Water-activated tape (also known as gummed tape, gum tape, Kraft paper tape, reinforced tape and WAT) and easy-to-use WAT dispensers, provide customers with quality carton sealing solutions.

However, if your machine isn't functioning properly, there might be an easy fix requiring only simple troubleshooting techniques.

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6 Reasons to Make the Switch to Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2019 10:03:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Are you using packing tape (also known as plastic, pressure-sensitive tape) for sealing and shipping cartons from your warehouse? 

What if there were good reasons to consider an alternative

Read on to learn six good reasons to consider switching from plastic, pressure-sensitive tape to gummed paper tape (also known as water-activated tape or WAT).

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How WAT Helps Prevent Theft in Luxury Shipping

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2019 11:28:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips, Fine Jewelry

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If your company sells luxury goods like cosmetics, handbags, higher-end apparel and other costly items online, you face unique shipping challenges. In particular, theft is an issue that can take a bite out of your profits.

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