Carton Sealing Solutions

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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New Year’s Resolutions for Improving Your Packing Station

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 10:33:31 AM / by Better Packages posted in Tape Dispensers, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Want to start the new calendar year with better throughput from your packing station?  We assembled a panel of four packaging pros from Better Packages to share their expertise on making the most of a packaging station. 

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Last-Minute Holiday Shopping and Shipping Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2017 1:37:42 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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There’s still time to get out those business and personal gifts, but deadlines are looming.  To make sure you can still delight your recipients, make sure you pack carefully and ship on time.

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8 Tips for Choosing and Shipping Holiday Business Gifts

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 9:20:24 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Safety, Corrugated Cartons, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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Sending holiday gifts to key clients and referral sources is a great way to show your company’s appreciation.  Make sure these gifts survive the journey and showcase your good wishes by choosing, packing and shipping them correctly.   

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