How Can Water-Activated Paper Tape Provide Sustainability?

People are continuing to switch to water-activated tape (WAT) for the several benefits it provides the packaging industries as well as the receivers. Because this tape provides such a strong bond to the corrugated carton, the sender can rest assure the package makes it to its destination safely and the sender will be pleased with the professional packaging. Another added benefit from WAT is that the material is made from paper, which makes for eco-friendly recyclability. Not only does WAT provide a permanent bond to the corrugated carton but also helps protect the environment, which is a common quality that people require when purchasing from specific brands. How can water-activated paper tape provide sustainability? Check out the article below for more information about how sustainable paper tape can benefit you as well as the environment.  Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Cardboard for Shipping

Whether you are starting a business or adding a new offering to your product line, it is important to consider how you will package items for shipping. In particular, the type of carton you use is crucial. Many businesses choose cardboard boxes, but are they right for your needs? Read More

What to Look for in a Gummed Tape Dispenser

There is plenty of scientific evidence and real-life experience in shipping departments proving that gummed tape is an excellent choice for fast, efficient, and effective sealing of cartons.  Also called water-activated tape (WAT), kraft paper tape, and brown paper tape, it produces a strong, secure, one-strip seal. When you’ve decided on gummed paper tape, your next consideration is which type of gummed tape dispenser to use.   For many shipping departments, nothing less than Better Packages gummed tape dispensers will do. They are durably engineered, user friendly, and reliable. But which model is right for your business? This blog post will help you decide. Read More

How to Make Your Shipping Process Highly Efficient

The holidays are here and  experts believe e-commerce companies can expect to be busy.  That’s great news for businesses, but if you oversee the department packing and shipping those orders, it's sure to be a challenging season. Read More

Helpful Tips for Ordering Packaging Supplies in Bulk

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. Read More

How to Use Gummed Tape Most Effectively for Shipping

Gummed paper tape, also called water-activated tape or WAT, provides many advantages over other types of packing 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. Read More

4 Key Considerations When Shipping Heavy Automotive Parts

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.  Read More

Automotive E-commerce Growth & The Challenge of Packaging

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. Read More

Get Productive and Efficient for the Holidays with WAT

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. Read More

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

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. Read More

6 Reasons to Make the Switch to Water-Activated Tape

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). Read More

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

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. Read More

How Does An Electric Water-Activated Tape Dispenser Improve Productivity?

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. Read More

Manual Vs. Electric Tape Dispenser: Which Is Better?

We are frequently asked which water-activated tape dispenser is better - electric or manual. And there’s really only one answer - it depends.   “Better” can mean a lot of different things to different businesses - better price point, better efficiency in application, better for traveling around the warehouse with...the list goes on.  Read More

Key Differences Between Shipping And Moving Tape

You may be thinking that all tape is made the same as long as it's sticky enough to keep the corrugated carton shut. Although tape's main purpose is to adhere to and seal the carton, there are actually several differences between shipping and moving tape. Read More

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

E-commerce selling has become increasingly important to customers and to businesses' revenue stream. This increase in revenue and shipping volume amplify the importance of making sure quality is paramount in all areas of the fulfillment process. Water-activated tape (also known as gummed tape, Kraft paper tape, reinforced paper tape) is designed to create superior seal on your corrugated cartons while providing advantages other carton sealing methods do not.  Better Packages’ water-activated tape dispensers offer companies peace of mind in the packaging and shipping process and also ensure customer satisfaction upon delivery. Read More