Carton Sealing Solutions

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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A Future Paved by a History of Quality

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2017 9:38:09 AM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary

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In an age of disposable everything, is there still a place for products that can last decades? Two celebrated packaging brands say “YES”. Both have focused on a tradition of excellence and longevity that has allowed them to remain relevant into the 21st century.

Better Packages, and its parent company, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) through its Central brand of water-activated tape, share a perspective on the importance of quality that is allowing them to thrive in the 21st century of electronic fulfillment.

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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'] Jan 2, 2017 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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How Businesses Can Live to 100 and Beyond

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2016 11:51:10 AM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary, Corporate Longevity

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How does a company live to age 100 and beyond? At a time when the average lifespan of companies listed on the S&P 500 is only 15 years, what does it take to hit the century mark?   One company, Better Packages, Inc. knows. The company, based in Ansonia, CT, develops and markets equipment to dispense water-activated packaging tape. During 2017, the company will be celebrating their century mark.

Philip L. White, Better Packages' CEO, shared some thoughts on corporate longevity that can help businesses of all sizes outlast their competitors:

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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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Top 5 Packaging Tips for the Automotive Aftermarket

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2016 9:43:15 AM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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Drivers are holding onto their cars longer and that's creating more opportunity to sell replacement parts in general and online. According to a recent blog from the Hedges Company a marketing company specializing in automotive aftermarket sales, e-commerce auto parts are projected to grow 16% in 2016 and reach approximately $7.4 billion, excluding auctions and used parts). It was also noted that online sales in 2015 were double what they were in 2011. (“Auto Parts Marketing: Online Parts Sales to reach $7.4 B in 2016”, Hedges Company blog).

Given the significant growth of online selling, it’s more important than ever for vendors in the automotive aftermarket to develop efficient shipping strategies. One complicating factor in strategy development is the fact that manufacturers and suppliers of aftermarket automotive parts face numerous shipping challenges.

This post will share some of the challenges and how to address them with a few simple tips that help get your customer’s parts where they need to be, when they need to be there.

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How To Safely Ship Packages During The Holiday Season

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2016 11:15:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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The holidays are just around the corner and that means a significant increase in online sales. In fact, eMarketer has projected that holiday e-commerce retail sales will grow 17% this year (Retail & Ecommerce, “Holiday Retail Ecommerce Sales Will Grow 17% this Year.) For the first time, digital sales will exceed 10% of total revenue. The anticipated growth translates to over a $100 billion generated from online orders from previous years and are predicted to keep rising. With so many packages being sent out for the holidays, it is vital for businesses to keep their packages safe and secure throughout the shipping process. This post focuses on how businesses and customers can safely ship packages during the holiday season. 

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