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Last-Minute Holiday Shopping and Shipping Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2017 1:37:42 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, shipping tips, Christmas Shipping Deadlines, packing mistakes, air pillows, last minute holiday shopping

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There’s still time to get out those business and personal gifts, but deadlines are looming.  To make sure you can still delight your recipients, make sure you pack carefully and ship on time.

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8 Tips for Choosing and Shipping Holiday Business Gifts

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 9:20:24 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Corrugated Cartons, Shipping holiday business gifts,, protective cushioning

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Sending holiday gifts to key clients and referral sources is a great way to show your company’s appreciation.  Make sure these gifts survive the journey and showcase your good wishes by choosing, packing and shipping them correctly.   

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The Challenge of Shipping Pharmaceuticals

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2017 12:13:57 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety, Packaging Challenges, Shipping, Protection against Pilfering, Shipping Pharmaceuticals

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Shipping pharmaceuticals brings with it a unique set of risks.  Shipments must arrive on-time, intact and at the right temperature. When a non-medical shipment goes wrong, a customer can be disappointed.  But when a pharmaceutical shipment doesn’t go as planned, it can affect the health of a patient. Yet with all the advances in pharmaceuticals, not much has changed in the last 30 years regarding the way pharmaceuticals are transported. Many are still moved from warehouse to retail stores by small regional carriers.

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4 Ways Water-Activated Tape Performs Better Than Pressure-Sensitive Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 9:47:48 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Safety, water-activated tape dispenser, pressure-sensitive tape, adhesion, carton integrity

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Shippers that want to seal cartons quicker, more economically, stronger and more securely under a variety of conditions want to use water-activated tape (WAT).  Those were the conclusions of an industry-leading testing and verification company, SGS North America (SGS).  Intertape Polymer Group (IPG)and its brand, Better Packages, commissioned the tests to help customer compare the performance of water-activated tape (WAT) and pressure sensitive tape (PST).

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Holiday Shipping Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2017 10:12:19 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety, Shipping, Shipping Fragile Items, Gummed Tape Dispenser, Corrugated Cartons, packing tips

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Now is the time to gear up for the holiday shipping rush. 

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Tune up your Water-Activated Tape Dispensers Today Before the Holiday Shipping Surge Hits

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2017 12:02:42 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Water-Activated Tape Dispensers, Preventative Maintenance, Tape Performance, Gummed Tape Dispenser, holiday shipping, Better Pack 555 maintenance, tape dispenser maintenance

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Now is the time  t o get your water-activated tape dispensers and packaging systems in tip-top shape before the holiday rush. Last year’s holiday shipping volume was a record-breaker and there are plenty of signs that Holidays 2017 will smash through that remarkable volume.  Are your machines up to the task?

 Here are a few tips to make sure they are ready to go.

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Shipping Wine? Here are a Few Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 12:40:47 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Shipping Fragile Items, Corrugated Cartons, packing tips, packing wine, product safety, shipping wine

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Shipping wine can be a delicate and tricky business.  Since a 2005 decision by the Supreme Court, more and more states have allowed out-of-state licensed wineries and wine brokers to ship wine.  In fact, only five states (Delaware, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma and Utah) now prohibit the inter-state shipment of wine, according to the Wine Institute, the advocacy group for California’s wineries and affiliated businesses.

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How the Well-Dressed Box Brings Repeat  E-Commerce Customers

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 10:57:01 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, eCommerce, Packaging Tips

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Looking for a way to engage e-commerce customers and bring them back for a second time?  Make sure that opening the package is an experience they won’t forget. Packages that tell you brand's story can enhance the user experience and bring them back for more. 

 

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How to Ship Clothes Your Customers Will Want to Wear Right Out of the Box

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 10:26:32 AM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, eCommerce, Packaging Tips, shipping clothing

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For e-commerce clothing vendors, the sale isn’t done until the customer opens the box and puts on the clothes.  That opened box is the last customer touch-point they have with an e-commerce vendor.  To make the most of this, those who sell and ship clothes need to make sure that they arrive ready to wear.  That means they aren’t wrinkled or damaged in during the delivery process. “Shipping is an essential element in a strong e-commerce business,” says Laura Berk, Head of Marketing and Customer Success at Shippo, and we agree. 

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What Are the Benefits of Manual Water-Activated Tape Dispensers?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2017 11:42:43 AM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions

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Are you currently using hand-held tape guns to seal your cartons? If so, you are likely missing out on the productivity and portable benefits of an manual tape dispenser with water-activated tape.

These machines are suitable for facilities that do not always have access to power and are packaging under 50 cartons a day.

Manual water-activated tape dispensers can help improve productivity and offer several unique advantages. 

Before discussing the benefits of manual tape dispensers, it's important to understand what water-activated tape has to offer.

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