With all the recent conversation about unmasking, it reminded me about masking tape being a very poor shipping tape alternative.  Even if you cover the entire box with masking tape, it will pop open at the slightest bump.

When customers bring in a package with masking tape, I know that they believe in the tooth fairy.  Because they actually believe that the package will be delivered intact.   I would give it less than 50% and that might be optimistic.  Masking tape is designed to mask areas not intended to be painted.  It has neither the strength nor adhesion to keep shipping containers protected.

Be smart, use shipping tape on those boxes.

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