Holiday Shipping HacksPeople all over the world are staying put this holiday season due to Covid and new travel restrictions. This challenge means we are going old school and will be sending more gifts and packages through the postage. We know that the Holiday can sneak up on us pretty quickly, so we put together a Holiday last-minute shipping guide to help you ship like a pro.
If your gift or package contents are small enough to fit in a padded envelope, make sure there is sufficient bubble wrap around the items or place valuables in a small cardboard box that fits in the envelope for better protection.
You can find boxes and shipping envelopes in person and online on several websites.
Fragile items such as glass or structurally breakable items like assembled toys require extra care. Ensure that your box is large enough to add extra paddings such as foam peanuts or the more environmentally-friendly option of using recycled newspapers for a secure cushion.
Federal laws ban the mailing of certain items such as firearms, ammunition, and alcohol. So if you are looking to send your uncle some new buckshot before duck season or some Riesling to your mother-in-law, make sure to use an online service to send those directly. IE: Bass Pro Shops or Wine.com
Shipping food takes a little more care.
Make sure information is correct and legible when addressing packages.
Shipping is all about the timing.
Getting the timing right on your gift sending is crucial and could be the difference between your loved one getting their present on-time or closer to New Years’.
Make sure that you have purchased the correct postage to get your gifts there on time. There are many levels of expedited shipping that can speed up the delivery process. You can find a list of different shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FEDEX here to ensure that you choose the correct postage to get everything delivered by Christmas.
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