Carton Sealing Solutions

7 Ways to Protect Your Packages from Rainy Days

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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In today’s competitive business environment, it is critical that the products you ship to customers arrive in excellent condition. Fail to meet a person’s expectations, and not only will they be disappointed and expect a replacement, they are likely to share criticism on social media and then find another provider. So, not only do you lose their business, it is likely that prospective customers in their social circle will be reluctant to shop with you as well.

One of the many shipping challenges e-commerce businesses face are the weather conditions packages are exposed to while in transit. Precipitation can wreak havoc on a package and its contents. You can’t stop the rain, but there are ways to minimize the risk of water damage to the items you ship.

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How to Delight Mom with Creative E-Commerce Packaging

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2018 11:54:42 AM / by Better Packages posted in Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day spending is expected to reach $23.1 billion this year. More than 85 percent of Americans surveyed said they will be celebrating Mother’s Day. If your e-commerce business is shipping packages to moms, here’s an excellent opportunity to contribute to this joyous occasion by adding the “wow” factor to your packaging.

You’ll create potentially profitable goodwill not only with the recipient, but, as a bonus, with the sender as well.

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How to Pack and Ship Odd Shaped Items

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 10:57:11 AM / by Better Packages posted in Sporting Goods, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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Items that fit into a standard carton are relatively easy to prepare for shipping. First, you place the item in the carton and fill any excess interior space with appropriate padding such as air pillows to prevent shifting of the contents. Then you securely seal the carton with water-activated tape (WAT), which outperforms pressure-sensitive tape. Finally, you label it and it is ready for transport.

Odd shaped items that don’t fit well into a standard carton are much more challenging to ship. But like they say, where there’s a will there’s a way!

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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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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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