Carton Sealing Solutions

How to Safely Pack and Ship Glassware

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 11:37:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Safety, eCommerce, Shipping Glassware, Shipping Fragile Items

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Packaging and shipping glassware can seem fraught with risk. However, there are a few steps you can take to help remove the stress out of the packing and shipping process.

This post examines several tips that will help you to ensure that you safely pack and ship glassware.

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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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Top 3 Packaging Concerns for Online Furniture Sellers

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2016 3:26:45 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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The 2015 U.S. furniture market was approximately $76 billion, of which $14 billion was purchased online. Online furniture sales have grown $8.8 billion since 2009. This growth trend is expected to continue and represents both opportunities and challenges for sellers.

One major challenge online furniture sellers face is mastering the entire packaging and shipping process. Sellers need to work out the best way to package their bulky and heavy merchandise at the distribution warehouse and to transport the furniture to the customer. To ensure the furniture arrives intact, furniture suppliers and manufacturers must select the best packaging and shipping solutions. The following are three important areas of focus for the e-commerce furniture sellers.

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Protecting Your Packages: How To Ship Expensive Jewelry

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2016 9:54:10 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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Businesses regularly shipping expensive items like jewelry understand how important it is to keep the items protected throughout the transportation process. Maintaining security can be quite challenging since the packages pass through several hands before ultimately reaching the recipient. One way to minimize this risk is to make sure you use effective shipping materials. Reducing the risk of loss or theft protects your business’ reputation and minimizes the product replacement and reshipping costs.

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Must-Have Packing & Shipping Supplies For Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2016 10:17:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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When packing and shipping is an immense part of your business, it’s important to have the finest materials to ensure product safety and increase customer satisfaction. From boxes to tape to protective materials, it used to mean what you need depended on what you’re sending. However, with advanced shipping materials and methods, you can send all types of products regardless of weight or value. Find out the must-have packing and shipping supplies that your business needs. 

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Benefits Of Gummed Tape For Shipping Bulky Furniture

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2016 11:05:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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Heavy furniture can be difficult to ship. Most pieces are intricate and bulky; therefore strong carton sealing solutions are needed so the furniture arrives undamaged, staying in brand new condition. Utilizing carton sealing gummed tape will protect the furniture as the water activated tape (WAT) creates a permanent bond with the corrugated carton, guaranteeing the most effective seal. This article will explain further the benefits of gummed paper tape for bulky furniture so you can ensure pristine products and excellent customer satisfaction.

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3 Questions To Help You Decide Between Plastic, Pressure Sensitive Tape Or Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety

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Many companies are making the switch from plastic, pressure-sensitive tape (PST) to water activated 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. This article will discuss how you can gain the upper hand in the shipping game by discussing, in a Q&A format, the reasons why plastic packaging tape falls short in comparison to water activated tape.

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What Are The Advantages Of Using Gummed Tape?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2016 8:50:08 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions, Carton Safety, water-activated tape dispenser

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Millions of cartons are filled, sealed and shipped by companies large and small every day. Proper carton sealing is a critical component to ensure that each carton reaches its destination intact. While high quality plastic, pressure-sensitive tape gets the job done quickly, it is susceptible to peeling away from corrugated boxes. It doesn’t offer tamper evidence or security against pilferage. Plastic, pressure sensitive tape might be the right choice for some shipping situations, however, it’s not the ideal carton sealing solution for all.

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