During the holiday season, we’re much more likely to ship personal packages and parcels than at any other time of the year. To make sure the holiday joy level stays high, it’s important that the contents of those packages and parcels arrive at their destination in good condition. Here are some tips of the trade from your Boston shipping expert, Boston Pack and Ship.
Holiday Tip #1: Don’t Recycle Boxes for Shipping
I know we’re all trying to be green, but if you pack your granddaughter’s tea set in a box you’ve salvaged from the office supply closet at work, you’re running a big risk that those little cups and saucers will be smashed to smithereens. Not all cardboard boxes are created equally, and not all boxes can stand up to the rigors of the shipping system equally well. Reused boxes tend to be crushed and collapsed more frequently than shipping cartons – not good news for the contents of those boxes! Get strong shipping boxes from your Boston shipping store – they’re built to prevent disappointment.
Holiday Tip #2: Start Early
We’re getting very very close to the holiday cut-off dates established by the freight carriers and shipping services. If you ship packages after these cut off dates, there’s no guarantee your delivery will make it on time. Make the most of your limited free time during this busy time of year by having your Boston shipping store do the packing and shipping for you. We’ll help you make those deadlines!
Holiday Tip #3: Insure Valuable Gifts
We all want everything to work perfectly, especially during the holidays, but sometimes bad things do happen. Shipments get lost, damaged, or stolen, leaving your recipient with nothing to enjoy. Avoid this heartache by properly insuring your valuable gift items. If anything bad does happen, you’ll be able to replace the gift. A comprehensive range of insurance options are available at your Boston shipping store. Ask us for details!