Carton Sealing Solutions

Helpful Tips for Ordering Packaging Supplies in Bulk

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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If you are tasked with ensuring that your packaging and shipping operations run smoothly and without interruption, it is critical that you keep your team supplied with the materials they need to be productive. It is also important that you do what you can to control shipping-related costs. Buying shipping supplies in bulk can help you achieve both your operational and financial goals.

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How to Use Gummed Tape Most Effectively for Shipping

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2019 10:15:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Gummed paper tape, also called water-activated tape or WAT, provides many advantages over other types of tape, including faster application, a professional one-strip seal, enhanced security, and branding opportunity. If you’ve made the switch to gummed tape, there are best practices that can help you maximize the value of your investment.

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4 Key Considerations When Shipping Heavy Automotive Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Safety, Automotive

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Getting heavy automotive parts to your customers safely and securely can be challenging. From engines to hubcaps to transmissions or wheels, it's important to choose the right shipping materials  that can withstand the weight. In this post, we cover 4 key shipping details to consider to ensure that your car parts and packaging all stay intact during transit. 

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How to Convince Your Boss that Water-Activated Tape is the Right Solution for Your Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2019 11:04:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers

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As the person who oversees your company’s shipping operations, you know as well as anyone (and probably better than anyone) the tools you and your team need to be successful. However, you also understand how challenging it can be to change the status quo.

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Get Productive and Efficient for the Holidays with WAT

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2019 10:46:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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If you oversee a packaging and shipping operation, you know that even though we’re still enjoying late summer/early fall, the holiday season will be here in the blink of an eye. You also know that the key to profitability in the busy months ahead will be shipping efficiency and operations productivity.

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What If My Gummed Paper Tape Dispenser Is Not Functioning Correctly?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2019 11:32:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Tape Dispensers

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Well-engineered gummed paper tape dispensers are built to last. With preventative maintenance and care, they can provide you with years of useful service.

Water-activated tape (also known as gummed tape, gum tape, Kraft paper tape, reinforced tape and WAT) and easy-to-use WAT dispensers, provide customers with quality carton sealing solutions.

However, if your machine isn't functioning properly, there might be an easy fix requiring only simple troubleshooting techniques.

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6 Reasons to Make the Switch to Water-Activated Tape

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2019 10:03:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips

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Are you using packing tape (also known as plastic, pressure-sensitive tape) for sealing and shipping cartons from your warehouse? 

What if there were good reasons to consider an alternative

Read on to learn six good reasons to consider switching from plastic, pressure-sensitive tape to gummed paper tape (also known as water-activated tape or WAT).

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How WAT Helps Prevent Theft in Luxury Shipping

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2019 11:28:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Packing & Shipping Tips, Fine Jewelry

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If your company sells luxury goods like cosmetics, handbags, higher-end apparel and other costly items online, you face unique shipping challenges. In particular, theft is an issue that can take a bite out of your profits.

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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 Does An Electric Water-Activated Tape Dispenser Improve Productivity?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 2:08:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape

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Streamlining the packing and shipping process in your warehouse is a never-ending game of optimization. One of our most common suggestions is to make the switch from plastic, pressure-sensitive tape (PST) to water-activated tape (WAT).

If you are currently using handheld tape guns with PST to seal your cartons, you are missing out on potential productivity and safety upgrades. 

Using WAT and an electric dispenser will increase both the productivity and safety of your packing station.

If you’re new to water-activated tape (also called gummed paper tape), check out our guide here.

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