So head’s up: if you haven’t gotten your Thanksgiving turkey yet, you should probably think about doing that very soon. Other items that should be on your holiday to-do list, if you want to keep distant family and friends feeling special: make sure to get those international packages shipped right away. Here are 3 things you should know about international shipping during this holiday season:
- It’s Not Too Soon To Start Sending Your Holiday Packages
Unprecedented demand for shipping services has been happening throughout 2020 and much of 2021. This is due to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as supply chain issues. There are other issues that have also been causing mail deliveries to be slowed down. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to get your holiday packages that are going to Europe, South America, or other international destinations sent sooner rather than later.
(Yes, this is also true for packages going to APO/FPO addresses! Ask your local international shipping company for assistance.)
#2: Prepare All International Packages for a Rough Ride
International packages travel on planes, ships, trains, trucks, and other vehicles as they journey from you to your recipient. While of course everyone tries to be careful, packages do occasionally get dropped, knocked, or have heavy boxes stacked on top of them. When packing your presents for international shipping, make sure to use strong, new cardboard shipping boxes. Double boxing your packages is also a very good idea. Make sure to use the appropriate amount and type of packaging materials. While it’s always a temptation to use as small a box as possible to keep costs down when shipping packages internationally, it’s sensible to double box.
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#3: If You’re Overwhelmed & Want To Save $ On International Shipping, Help Is Available
If you have holiday packages to send overseas and you want to be sure they get there safely and on time without spending a fortune, help is available. Your local international shipping company specializes in this service and is waiting to help you.