Now we know that you’re probably not up at night reading all the latest news about the Post Office and a nationwide truck driver shortage, but as pack and ship movers in Boston, we do. Let’s get you up to speed with what’s going on and how that might impact your holiday shipping plans.
Beginning October 1st, the Post Office is slowing delivery times for first class packages. At the same time, the Post Office will be open fewer hours to serve the public. This introduces some obvious complications into people’s holiday shipping plans.
If the current Post Office schedule doesn’t align with your availability when you need to mail packages, another option is to go to your local Boston shipping store. Designed with customer service in mind, you can bring your packages to these skilled professionals who will ensure they get into the mail and on their way to their recipients.
Given the slow down in service, it is a good idea to get your packages in the mail as early as possible. If this isn’t an option – and let’s be real, we all live very busy lives – your local shipping store can work with you to identify alternative ways to ship your packages. This includes priority service from USPS as well as the use of other delivery companies, such as UPS and FedEx. You have a variety of options available, and the shipping store pros will help you pick the one that meets your timeline and budget.
How soon is too soon to send holiday packages? We’re currently advising people to think about setting their own personal mailing deadlines two weeks earlier than they normally would. Expect to spend a little more this year too. If you haven’t done your shopping yet, this is a good year to select gifts that are lightweight yet durable to help keep shipping costs under control while creating holiday happiness.