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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

Heavy Packages? Paper Packing Tape Has the Strength You Need

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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The shipping stream can be a very unforgiving environment. Every package faces a variety of forces in transit. If your company ships heavy items, those forces are amplified, which can increase the likelihood that a carton seal will fail.

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Key Differences Between Shipping And Moving Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2019 10:31:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers

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You may be thinking that all tape is made the same as long as it's sticky enough to keep the corrugated carton shut. Although tape's main purpose is to adhere to and seal the carton, there are actually several differences between shipping and moving tape.

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How to Ship Bicycles: Keep These Tips in Mind

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2019 10:19:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Sporting Goods, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Summer has arrived and the weather is right for a bike ride. Consequently, bicycle retailers are seeing an increase in orders. That’s the good news. However, shipping bicycles poses some unique challenges.

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2 Key Questions to Consider When Deciding Between Pressure-Sensitive And Water-Activated Packaging Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 3, 2019 10:07:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Safety

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Many companies are making the switch from plastic, pressure-sensitive tape (PST) to water activated packaging tape (WAT) to obtain a more reliable carton sealing solution. These companies realize that in order to keep the contents of their packages secure, they need a carton seal that can withstand the rigors of the shipping process. 

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How to Decide on 3 Key Types of Shipping Materials

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2019 10:24:39 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers, Packing & Shipping Tips

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A company’s shipping practices can have a significant impact on its success. From customer satisfaction to how shipping costs impact your bottom line, there are many factors to consider. This includes your choice of shipping materials.

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How to Prevent Package Theft with Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 1:05:07 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, E-commerce

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According to a 451 Research forecast shared by Forbes, worldwide e-commerce sales will approach $6 trillion by 2022. With the number of packages making their way through the distribution stream and onto front porches all across America skyrocketing, the risk of “press and grab” package thefts will likely be rising as well. Fortunately, there is a way to thwart opportunistic thieves.

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How to Protect Your Business with Shipping Insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2019 9:02:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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For e-commerce businesses, lost, stolen, and damaged packages represent a cost that, if not controlled, can cripple a company. How common is it that a shipment doesn’t arrive at its intended destination in good condition? Shipping companies are, of course, reluctant to share these types of stats. But, it’s safe to say that undesirable outcomes occur frequently.

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What You Need to Know About Padded Mailers vs. Boxes

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2019 1:52:35 PM / by Better Packages posted in Corrugated Cartons, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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For e-commerce businesses, packaging is a significant expense. Consequently, the choices you make regarding the materials you use can have a big impact on profitability. Two popular options are padded envelopes and boxes. Which is the better choice for your operation? That depends on a number of factors.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Shipping Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2019 8:42:06 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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The explosive growth of e-commerce in recent years is a double-edged sword. While it has created tremendous opportunity for retailers, that opportunity has likely enticed many competitors into the market. Consequently, shipping merchandise effectively and efficiently is more important than ever.

With customers increasingly vocal about their purchase experience, if at any point complaints start to rise or your shipping ROI starts to fall, it’s time to reassess your shipping strategy.

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Use Genuine Better Packages Parts for Best Results

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2018 10:01:45 AM / by Better Packages posted in Tape Dispensers, Maintenance

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If you use a Better Packages’ water-activated tape dispenser to seal your water-activated tape (WAT), you understand how well-constructed and durable it is. You also perceive the many advantages of the super-strong shipping carton seal that you get from using water-activated tape (WAT) — from better protection of package contents to increased security. But, did you know that to keep your dispenser humming, you need to use genuine Better Packages parts?

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