Carton Sealing Solutions

Automotive E-commerce Growth & The Challenge of Packaging

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Automotive, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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The online retail market for aftermarket automotive parts and accessories continues to grow at a rapid rate. In fact, according to findings from Hedges & Company, auto parts sales influenced by digital is likely to grow to $152 billion by 2021.

This means that the challenges associated with packaging and shipping automotive parts and supplies need to be addressed quickly and efficiently.

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Why Water-Activated Tape Is an Ideal Fit for E-Commerce

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 13, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers, E-commerce

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Ecommerce in the United States is projected to hit $735.4 billion by 2023, which means that a lot of packages are landing on front porches all across America.

The increase in ecommerce revenue and shipping volume amplify the importance of making sure quality is paramount in all areas of the fulfillment process - especially when it comes to sealing cartons before shipment. 

We recommend water-activated tape for companies shipping valuable products, in large or small quantities. 

Water-activated tape (also known as gummed tape, Kraft paper tape, reinforced paper tape) is designed to create a superior seal on your corrugated cartons while providing advantages other carton sealing methods do not.

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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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What You Need to Know About Padded Mailers vs. Boxes

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2019 1:52:35 PM / by Better Packages posted in Corrugated Cartons, Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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For e-commerce businesses, packaging is a significant expense. Consequently, the choices you make regarding the materials you use can have a big impact on profitability. Two popular options are padded envelopes and boxes. Which is the better choice for your operation? That depends on a number of factors.

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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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How to Manage Customer Complaints in the Chaotic Holiday Season

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2018 9:04:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in E-commerce

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Happy holidays! Or are they? For customers who are lodging complaints with you, the holidays may be anything but happy. The same is probably true for your team members who are tasked with addressing those issues. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to manage complaints more effectively.

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4 Ways to Increase Your Packaging ROI

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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Whether your company ships a few packages every week or hundreds each day, packing and shipping costs impact your bottom line. Implementing changes to your packaging and delivery practices that save time and money can ultimately have a very positive impact on your shipping ROI. Plus, these cost-control measures are relatively easy to make.

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Damaged Shipment? Here's How to Make It Right

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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You’ve worked hard to create products that appeal to the marketplace, and your efforts are paying off in sales. The last thing you need as you strive to maintain your positive reputation, is for customers to be disappointed by damaged goods.

Unfortunately, packages do get damaged and products are broken while in the shipping stream. In fact, according to a widely reported study by analysts at customer service software and data provider StellaService, as many as 1 in 10 packages sustains damage in-transit. While you cannot control whether a shipper handles a package properly, you can control how you respond to an incident.

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How to Package Dads and Grads Gifts for Shipping

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Packing & Shipping Tips, E-commerce

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According to the government’s U.S. Census Bureau, there are an estimated 72.2 million fathers across the U.S. This equates to a huge number of packages being shipped by e-commerce companies to deserving dads in the coming weeks. In fact, the National Retail Federation estimates that 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day, with an average per-person spend of $133 per person driving overall spending up to a near-record $15.3 billion.

Early summer is also graduation season. How many students will receive gifts to commemorate their achievement? With all the high schools, colleges and universities, and other kinds of educational programs in our country, it’s hard to say for sure. But you can bet it is a number in the millions.

Will your company be looking to capture a portion of these sales? If so, you will want to be sure that your shipped products arrive undamaged and with a visual presentation that impresses the recipient and the purchaser. Doing so not only makes them happy about this purchase, it can plant the seed for future purchases.

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