A Sampling of Industries Using Water-Activated Tape: Furniture

Furniture has been been sold in large furniture showrooms, but like the rest of the retail world, this is changing rapidly.  While only 5% of the furniture industry’s $100B revenue comes from online sales, this percentage is expected to grow rapidly in the near term.* Customers buying furniture online expect their purchases to arrive in perfect condition, undamaged by the delivery process. This can be challenging when furniture is purchased online since furniture is typically bulky and heavy.  In addition, cartons switch hands and transport vehicles many times before final delivery.  All these factors increase the risk of product damage.

One way to reduce your carton sealing risk is to use water-activated tape in conjunction with one of Better Packages’ many gummed packing tape dispensers. Better Packages tape dispensers and water-activated tape are the ultimate carton sealing solution, providing your cartons with the strength they need.


Heavy and oddly shaped pieces of furniture can be exposed or damaged due to inadequate packaging.  Reinforced water-activated tape will add the extra strength and support needed to keep large furniture items protected throughout transport.

Quality Control

Your customers tell you loud and clear if their furniture arrives marred.  You are then faced with expensive pick-ups and re-delivery, which erodes your profit margins.  Furniture manufacturers are increasingly realizing the power of using quality shipping materials such as corrugated cartons, gummed packing tape dispensers and water-activated tape to ensure that the furniture arrives exactly as their customers want. A securely sealed, protected package is the first step to a satisfied customer.


As a furniture manufacturer, you know how important efficiency is to your profitability. Improving efficiency at the production and distribution level will help reduce costs and increase overall output. Our electric water-activated tape dispensers are designed to excel in demanding, fast-paced shipping and packaging environments. Companies rely on Better Pack tape dispensers to increase carton sealing productivity and create a strong and secure carton seal.

*Source:  Blueport Commerce, “2016 Predictions for the Future of Furniture E-Commerce”,  Kate Putnam, 12/22/15.


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