Carton Sealing Solutions

How to Ship Bicycles: Keep These Tips in Mind

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2019 10:19:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Sporting Goods, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Summer has arrived and the weather is right for a bike ride. Consequently, bicycle retailers are seeing an increase in orders. That’s the good news. However, shipping bicycles poses some unique challenges.

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2 Key Questions to Consider When Deciding Between Pressure-Sensitive And Water-Activated Packaging Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 3, 2019 10:07:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Safety

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Many companies are making the switch from plastic, pressure-sensitive tape (PST) to water activated packaging 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. 

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How to Decide on 3 Key Types of Shipping Materials

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2019 10:24:39 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers, Packing & Shipping Tips

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A company’s shipping practices can have a significant impact on its success. From customer satisfaction to how shipping costs impact your bottom line, there are many factors to consider. This includes your choice of shipping materials.

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How to Prevent Package Theft with Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 1:05:07 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, E-commerce

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According to a 451 Research forecast shared by Forbes, worldwide e-commerce sales will approach $6 trillion by 2022. With the number of packages making their way through the distribution stream and onto front porches all across America skyrocketing, the risk of “press and grab” package thefts will likely be rising as well. Fortunately, there is a way to thwart opportunistic thieves.

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How to Protect Your Business with Shipping Insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2019 9:02:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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For e-commerce businesses, lost, stolen, and damaged packages represent a cost that, if not controlled, can cripple a company. How common is it that a shipment doesn’t arrive at its intended destination in good condition? Shipping companies are, of course, reluctant to share these types of stats. But, it’s safe to say that undesirable outcomes occur frequently.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Shipping Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2019 8:42:06 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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The explosive growth of e-commerce in recent years is a double-edged sword. While it has created tremendous opportunity for retailers, that opportunity has likely enticed many competitors into the market. Consequently, shipping merchandise effectively and efficiently is more important than ever.

With customers increasingly vocal about their purchase experience, if at any point complaints start to rise or your shipping ROI starts to fall, it’s time to reassess your shipping strategy.

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How to Protect Valuable Electronics from Damage or Theft

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2018 8:45:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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The sale of electronics by e-commerce retailers has exploded in recent years, and there seems to be no end in sight for the upward trend in the industry. However, if your company doesn’t ensure merchandise arrives safely, you may see your own sales take a nosedive.

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Yes, Holiday Packing & Shipping is More Efficient with WAT

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2018 2:52:31 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape

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The holidays are approaching, and if your business is like most, your shipping volumes will be climbing steadily from now through late December. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday to last-minute purchases, most businesses will be feeling the pressure to get merchandise out the door quickly.

If you’re going to meet your shipping deadlines, you need to find ways to help your shipping team be as productive as possible.

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Why WAT is the Best Choice for Automotive Aftermarket Retailers

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2018 9:20:46 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Automotive

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Are you meeting your customers’ expectations? The automotive experts (whether they are professionals or enthusiastic amateurs) who use aftermarket parts and accessories to repair or enhance their vehicles are people who value quality workmanship. Not only do they have high standards for their own projects, they apply those standards to the vendors they work with. They expect the packages they receive from automotive aftermarket retailers to reflect the investment they made in the parts.

If you are not ensuring that your merchandise arrives in excellent condition, you may be losing business. And in a highly competitive industry like automotive parts, even a few shipping mistakes can have a long-term impact on your reputation and your success.

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How to Seal a Package with Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2018 8:44:04 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers

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Water-activated tape (WAT) provides significant carton-sealing advantages. Also known as gummed tape, Kraft tape, paper tape, or reinforced gummed tape (when fiberglass is embedded), WAT provides a strong, tamper-evident seal that keeps cartons securely closed both during shipping and while in storage.

WAT also delivers a clean, professional look and can even be printed with your logo or other graphics to help increase brand awareness. What’s more, sealing with WAT using an electric, water-activated tape dispenser, has been shown by independent testing to be 21 percent more efficient than sealing with pressure-sensitive plastic tape.

What’s the key to capitalizing on all these benefits to improve your company’s profit margin? Knowing how to seal a package with WAT. While it’s a straightforward process, there are some proven tips that can help you maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your packaging operations.

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