Helpful Tips For Shipping Packages Out Of Montana

Love it or hate it, shipping packages to loved ones over the holidays is a necessary evil.

Make your Holiday Season that much easier by utilizing these shipping tips.

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Prepare with the right supplies

Gather boxes, packing materials, tape, and other essentials to manage your holiday shipping volume.

Some carriers like FedEx, UPS, and USPS offer free boxes for select services, so stock up in advance.

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Insure your shipments

The holiday season sees a surge in shipping losses.

Protect yourself by insuring your packages.

In 2019, USPS targeted 910 million packages and 14.9 billion letters during the holidays.

With UPS expecting 800 million packages, insuring your shipment becomes crucial.

Verify complete shipping addresses

Accurate and complete addresses matter.

Use detailed address information and consider using shipping systems with address verification features.

Opt for "Signature Required" for high-value items

During the busy season, carriers might leave packages without signatures.

Ensure a happier holiday by requesting signatures for valuable shipments to prevent mysterious disappearances.

Double box fragile items

Protect delicate items by cushioning them inside one box and then placing that box within a larger one with ample padding.

Anticipate drops and falls during transit, ensuring your package can withstand a 6-foot fall.

Avoid the last-minute rush

Mail packages in advance, utilizing overnight or 2nd day services for quicker deliveries.

Stay informed about carrier holiday shipping deadlines to plan accordingly.

Keep records of gift values

Hold onto receipts or appraisals of gifts sent.

In case of shipping mishaps, having proof of value helps with claims.

Store duplicate receipts separately to avoid loss along with the package.

Helpful Tips To Keep Packages Safe From Porch Pirates

In 2022, over 260 million packages were stolen by porch pirates. I knew the problem was bad but didn't realize how explosive this crime has gotten throughout the years.

Next time you order something, try these tips to help keep your packages safe from thieves like porch pirates.

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