Each year we have seen significant growth for Valentine’s Day in the amount of money spent by consumers on flowers and gifts packaged & shipped. Companies are gearing up to tackle the surplus of orders associated with this day and the week leading up to it. It is projected that UPS alone will be delivering 89 million bundles of fresh flowers this year. An increase of one million from the number of flowers and gifts delivered in 2018, this is about nine million pounds of flowers crisscrossing the globe to arrive to their blushing recipients arms.
According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. consumers will spend an estimated $20.7 billion, up from $19.6 billion a year ago, on gifts for Valentine’s Day. Fewer people are celebrating Valentine’s Day, yet we’re spending more than ever on chocolates, flowers, and jewelry. In a recent survey, 51% of people said they plan to celebrate the holiday. That’s down 4% from last year. Yet the financials show that this will be the most profitable Valentine’s Day ever seen for companies providing products to this market and for the economy as a whole. Americans are expected to spend over $20.7 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2019. That’s up 6% from last year.
The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend:
The average person celebrating is expected to spend about $162. People age 35-44 are the biggest Valentine spenders, averaging $279.14. People age 25-34 are the second, averaging $239.07. And Americans can’t forget about their pets. Pet lovers are expected to spend $886 million on their furry companions. US manufacturers will ship over $33 billion worth of Valentine’s day products worldwide.
With this huge demand comes huge strain on companies packaging and shipping lines. Shipping over $33 billion worth of products worldwide just by US manufacturers within the span of 1-2 weeks is considerable and requires the most efficient and effective packaging lines to handle these loads. That is where BestPack comes in. We are known across the globe as the leading packaging solution provider, bringing the highest levels of innovation, quality and customization to companies internationally to assist them in implementing automatic or semi-automatic packaging lines in their warehouses and factories.
If you are looking to bring about more professionalism in the presentation of your products upon receipt by your consumer, looking to increase efficiency across the boards, lower your carbon footprint and bring about a more economical shipping line, that is what we offer. Each one of our individual machines can be customized to fit your packaging line and each one is designed to address specific facets of what you need and want in a perfect shipping production line.
BestPack’s ELVS Carton Erector, capable of erecting 10-15 cartons per minute of varying sizes and is fully automatic and one of the best work-horses out there. Bringing about a smooth beginning of your packaging line by assisting to have your boxes erected and ready for filling. BestPack’s RS Carton Sealer, which is capable of sealing 15 packages per minute and is built for speed and durability and is one of our most popular semi-automatic carton sealers. This machine is designed to help you professionally, effectively and quickly seal all your cartons with top reliability. Why not utilize your BestPack carton solution with some cost-efficient carton sealing tape? We carry a full line of carton sealing tape that works in any environment as well as an exclusive tape that has both acrylic & hot melt properties.
Acrylic – are you looking for a carton sealing tape that works in hot or cold environments, doesn’t yellow, has excellent clarity & is perfect for food packaging operations? BestPack’s BP water-based acrylic is the perfect solution for you.
Hot Melt – adhesive tape with increased tack and sheer. BestPack’s HT tape has an aggressive seal immediately upon application. Its release coating makes your box seal consistent every time.
Acrylic Hybrid – What if you want the properties of both acrylic & hot melt at an affordable price? BestPack’s BG tape is a hybrid type of the two and is specially formulated for applications using 100% recycled corrugated.
All of our carton sealing tape is available in hand and/or machine rolls. You also have the option to convert the tape to custom printed tape. Beat the holiday rush with a BestPack Sealer today!