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 Choose the Right Tape for Your Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2018 1:24:40 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Some people believe that any tape will do when it comes to sealing a carton. “If you use enough of this tape, the package will stay closed,” or so the thinking goes. However, the reality is that in a company’s shipping department, the decision on what kind of tape to use is critically important. Why?

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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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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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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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