Here in Boston, Patriots gear is everywhere you look. A fan can shop to their heart’s content, finding Patriots clothing, Patriots mugs, Patriots stickers, and all kinds of Patriots stuffed animals all over the city. But what’s the situation like for NE Patriots fans who live in Texas, Miami, or even California? Their options are much more limited – and often, they pay much higher prices for items people in Boston can procure relatively cheaply.
Being a good friend and Patriots fan, you may want to procure and ship some Patriots gear to your friends who are fans and far away. Here’s some tips you should keep in mind:
Boxes Are Better Than Envelopes For Apparel: If you’re shipping a sweatshirt, hat, t-shirt or other fan apparel, use a box rather than an envelope. We know the large envelopes seem easy and convenient, but they’re not the most secure option. Envelopes can tear, and they’re vulnerable to moisture penetration. If your package is delivered onto an open doorstep, exposed to rain and other elements, a cardboard shipping box provides better protection than an envelope.
Insurance Is Your Friend: Even though Patriots gear is cheaper than it is in other parts of the country, they’re not giving this stuff away. Protect your investment by having your Boston shipping company secure adequate insurance for the items you’re shipping. If something bad happens and a package does go astray, you’ll be compensated with funds you can use to replace the items that were lost or damaged. Obviously, one of a kind and custom items should be insured appropriately. Your Boston shipping company will help you understand what package tracking options are available. That way you’ll be able to keep an eye on the Patriots gear until it arrives safely in the hands of your distant friends.