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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With proper maintenance and preventative care, an electric water-activated tape (WAT) dispenser tape should last for years. This equipment is durable, efficient, convenient, and helps improve productivity.
You’ve decided it’s time to switch to water-activated tape to seal your cartons. Now it’s time to choose a water-activated tape dispenser that will meet your business’s needs. When you tally the advantages of switching to water-activated tape, including increased productivity, reduced employee fatigue, carton security that results from the tamper-evident bond, and branding ability, it’s easy to see why the tape change makes sense for so many organizations.
Water-activated tape, also commonly known as gummed tape, is an effective carton sealing solution that forms a strong and permanent bond. Water-activated tape (WAT) literally bonds to corrugated cartons. For your business, adhesion is important. It means your products stay safe in transit, and saves time and money in the shipping process.
Since WAT requires a dispenser to wet and cut the tape efficiently, you will need to perform a few simple maintenance tasks to make sure that your company achieves these advantages consistently. You may wonder why these tasks are required? This post offers an overview of the benefits of preventative maintenance for water-activated tape dispensers.