Amazon's delicate packing tape

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MendozaJ, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    It's bad enough the glue doesn't hold the weight of a box of detergent, but they make it out of paper.
     
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  2. Knothead

    Knothead WTF?

    Don't worry, they slapped the label right over the crease to help hold the box together. The inability to scan the barcode is just an added bonus.
     
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I constantly get dog food falling out of their single tapped boxes. It sits on the customer step like that.
     
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  4. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Those giant 3x2 boxes are the best. I make zero effort to tape up those disasters before I dr them
     
  5. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Got to love those dog food boxes with the long seam. They run the tape lengthwise, badly missing the center line, and never even consider placing tape across the box to actually hold it together.

    ...or the overweight package with 5 lbs. of tape on the top flaps, and one strip across the bottom.
     
  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    They get taped by a machine.
     
  7. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Member

    I make sure to do the same with call tags so some poor soul can feel the same thing I feel
     
  8. Amazon saves millions on tape. UPS spends millions in tape, tape guns, manpower, and damages. I despise the label over the seam! Bastards!
     
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Imagine how much we would spend if we actually bought good tape
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Its tamper proof tape. Where it only sticks once and won't reseal if it comes loose. I hate that stuff but a lot of companies use it.
     
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Save more by not buying ANY tape.
     
  12. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    Don't you love when you get a run of 30 boxes with the label placed over the crease? Or 50 packages all with SD labels?
     
  13. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You're worse than IE
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy


    UPS always had good tape. Are you saying the tape now sucks too?
     
  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    The last stuff I used was garbage
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I always hated when you got a little nick in the tape roll so every time it rolled around it would start tearing at an angle.
     
  17. Mr. Marshall

    Mr. Marshall New Member

    IMO he tape is still real good quality. Every now and then you will see a bad roll but for the most part it's real nice. Everytime I buy some tape for home use I'm always amazed at how much it costs and how bad and thin it is.
     
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I use it all the time. It's good. Got a good supply at home.
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  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Ours are all high quality here
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Me too-----thanks to some mystery UPS driver who restocked me when I told him I ran out.:-)