ONE... one piece of tape will not hold your box shut when shipped via UPS

@uath13 (8207)
United States
August 26, 2011 12:15pm CST
TWO... two pieces of tape will not hold your box shut when shipped via UPS THREE...three pieces of tape MIGHT hold a well packed box shut when shipped via UPS. FOUR... four pieces of tape will probably hold your well packed box of Sesame Street t-shirts shut when shipped via UPS FIVE... five pieces of tape & I probably won't have to charge you for having to count all the t shirts that got spilled on the floor of the UPS truck because you didn't use enough tape. So why do these vendors insist on trying to ship a flimsy overweight stack of boxes sealed with only one piece of tape? I think I've counted enough Oscar the Grouch T shirts for one day....
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@dragon54u (31631)
• United States
26 Aug 11
I never understood that. People and companies tape boxes like they were going to be handled by..by...someone who actually cares about the contents!! Shippers are trying to save on tape and other staples. Shipping companies are about speed and efficiency, not so much about taking care of the goods. That's what insurance is for. Or do I have that wrong? That's the philosophy I use when I ship. I assume the box is going to go through a tornado or get used as a toy for a cage full of gorillas. I put tape all around the box, not in pieces but one long strip across the top and around till it meets. Then in the middle, same way. Then each side of the middle. Then each side of the middle lengthwise. About the only piece of the actual box you can see is little squares here and there plus the address label!
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
27 Aug 11
Oh there will be tape over the label too. UPS will be sure of that. They always destroy the labels I need to scan.
@topffer (35527)
• France
26 Aug 11
I take always a good insurance when I send something, generally 2 or 3 times the value of what I send, so I think I can put only one piece of tape, and I expect from you if the pack is spilled on the floor, to refuse it, not to charge me.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
27 Aug 11
If I did that our stores would be empty.