Carton Sealing Solutions

How to Win When Packing Heavy Sports Equipment

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 10:25:01 AM / by Better Packages posted in Sporting Goods, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Billions of dollars’ worth of sporting goods are sold in the U.S. every year. Market and consumer data experts Statista estimate that sales will top $48 billion in 2018. While in-store purchases will account for a sizeable percentage of that volume, much of the merchandise will be bought online and shipped.

Getting those items from the distribution point to the consumer safely is critically important to a sporting goods store’s success.

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4 Powerful Benefits of Branded Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 9:08:27 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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In today’s competitive business world, having a strong, recognizable brand is crucial to your success. Why does effective branding matter?

  • People who become familiar with your branding can quickly spot it and will gravitate toward it.
  • Seeing your branding recalls the positive interactions people have had with your company, and emotion helps close deals.
  • Your branding is a source of pride and confidence for your employees and business partners.
You brand your website, brochures, and other marketing materials. But, another excellent place to capitalize on your brand power is the water-activated tape you can use to seal cartons. Not every company thinks to do this. But those that do, find it to be a tremendous source of brand awareness.
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Is Your Water-Activated Tape Dispenser UL Listed?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2018 1:41:13 PM / by Better Packages posted in Safety, Tape Dispensers

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A staggering number of packages are shipped by businesses and individuals every year. UPS alone handled 5.1 billion packages and documents in 2017. Regardless of the number your company contributed to that stream, when it comes to your packaging operations, you need equipment that increases both efficiency and effectiveness.

For example, you want water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers that help your team get more cartons sealed faster, and ensures that they are sealed securely with a single strip of WAT for a professional appearance. These factors contribute to a better bottom line. However, bottom line considerations are never more important than the safety of your employees operating the machinery.

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The Time is Now to Switch to Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2018 12:05:47 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, E-commerce

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Shippers looking for product security, a professional image and packer productivity are turning to water-activated tape.  In a recent interview with Jeffrey Deacon, Better Packages’ Sr. Director Global Business Development, Deacon shared customer feedback on why they switched from plastic shipping tape to water-activated tape.  In Jeff’s role, he spends most of his time with customers; learning their businesses, coming up with solutions to improve their packing stations and helping them increase the efficiencies of their shipping processes. 

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The Challenges of E-Commerce for Sporting Goods Retailers

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2018 2:35:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Sporting Goods, E-commerce

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Ten billion dollars.  That was the aggregate spending on sporting goods online in 2015.  For several years, the sporting goods industry has been one of the top industries involved in online purchases, according to US Department of Commerce.  And there’s no sign of that slowing down.  That means sporting goods retailers will be shipping a lot of athletic footwear, exercise equipment, licensed sports merchandise and athletic apparel in the years to come.

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The Unique Demands of Shipping Fine Jewelry Purchased Online

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2018 2:17:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers, Fine Jewelry, E-commerce

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Would someone buy a 5 carat diamond online?  Or a strand of pearls?  Leading companies in the jewelry business like Tiffany, Harry Winston and Mikimoto say yes.  And they are already positioning themselves to take advantage of this accelerating trend. Others in the luxury jewelry business are jumping on the bandwagon too, as industry insiders forecast a growing trend towards online luxury jewelry sales. 

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Reducing Repetitive Motion Injuries at Packing Stations

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2018 12:05:46 PM / by Better Packages posted in Safety, Tape Dispensers, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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Repetitive motion injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, are a common concern for shippers operating packing stations.  These repetitive motion injuries are one of the 10 most common causes of Workers' Comp claims.  They cost employers in all industries $1.8 billion each year, according to the Insurance Journal.

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E-commerce Packing Tips to Keep Customers Happy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2018 10:25:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Safety, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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When e-commerce products are packed well for their journey, they make your customers smile.  Products damaged in transit lead to frustrated and irritated customers who ultimately choose not to buy from you again. 

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7 Tips for Packing and Shipping Heavy Items

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Automotive, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce, Furniture

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Packing and shipping heavy items has its own set of challenges.  Your packaging has to be stronger and more protective than for standard shipments.  Why? Because heavier shipments are more likely to be moved by forklift rather than human power and to switch trucks several times on the way to their destinations.

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Prevent Shipping Damage by Packing in Corrugated Cartons

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2017 10:48:59 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers, Corrugated Cartons, Packing & Shipping Tips

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The e-commerce supply chain, for all its sophistication, is a violent place if you are a carton that must get from point A to Point B. You are handled by many people who may throw you around without much thought to your importance as a customer’s “first impression”.  This carton on your customer’s doorstep is his or her first interaction with your company – so make it a good one. Ship your merchandise in a sturdy and well-packaged container – a corrugated one.

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