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Holiday tips for shipping packages

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Millions of packages will be shipped worldwide this holiday season.

We have put together some useful tips to help make sure you that your package gets to it's destination.

  • Shipping cost is going to be based on the zip code it's going to, the weight of the package and the size of the package.
  • You can save money by shipping small, especially if the items are going to the same location. Combine the gifts into one package or box and ship it to one person and let them distribute it on their end.
  • Factor in the weather, a snow storm could cause major delays in your shipment's arrival.
  • If you can shake it, don't ship it. Make it tight to avoid these items from breaking.
  • Use packing tape. Masking tape and other types won't stick so this is your best bet. 
  • Always use the two line address format when sending items no matter the size. 
  • If you are sending gift cards, place the card inside a sturdy, thick envelope for disguise.

The tip that trumps them all is to ship early.

Theft is also on the rise during the holiday season, to learn more about what the post office offers with insurance and extra services, click here.

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