"Mail & Shipping Preparation": All packages must be securely wrapped and addressed clearly. Apply address labels securely on all sides and across the top of the label to prevent accidental damage during shipping. Do not send alcoholic beverages or hazardous materials. All liquids must be securely closed and wrapped in plastic. Mailer must comply with each carrier's regulations. Mail Carrier Pick-up times.|
"Tracking Mail & Packages": Whenever you mail or ship packages, remember to write down the carrier, date shipped, and the tracking number from the item so that you can track it if it becomes lost during the delivery process.
"Shipping Gifts For the Holidays..?": Ship early and get them there in one piece and on time. Do whatever it takes to get your Holiday packages delivered intact and on time. Proper packaging, labeling and customs requirements. Remember there is increased demands on all delivery services during the holiday season.
"Double Box your fragile Shipments": When shipping fragile goods, the best way to ensure that they are not damaged in transit is to first box the goods, making sure to wrap them in bubble wrap and insulate with packing peanuts. Then, place that box in a slightly larger one and surround the smaller box with packing peanuts, giving the goods inside an extra two layers of cushioning.
"Clearly Label all your Shipments": Clearly labeleling the interior as well as the exterior box can safe time in the long run. If one of you're boxes gets ripped or damaged, this extra step will ensure that your goods still get to their destination.
"Clearly Mark all Fragile Shipments": Clearly mark fragile items to make it clear to anyone who may encounter your package that the goods inside are breakable.
"Use Weather-resistant Packaging": Protect your shipment from snow, sleet, and rain etc... Theres nothing worse than receiving a soggy gift or package. If you are unable to find a water resistant box, try to use a waterproof, plastic inner wrapping, like a large zip-lock bag or sealed trash bag.
"Try to Ship your Package Full": Boxes are often stacked on top of one another. If your packaged box is not filled to capacity with packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or newspapers, you run the risk of it getting your parcel crushed by a heavier box.
"Be careful Package non-breakables with breakable Items": Avoid loosely packing non-breakables with breakable items. While the glass part of your antique lantern may be packed properly, the loosely packed metal base could bounce around the box and crush the glass.
"Shipping Perishable Items": There are strict rules by all shippers to be followed when shipping perishable items. Please check with you're shipper for their requirements in this regard.
"Insured Delivery": The United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express (FedEX), and DHL will all insure your packages for an additional charge.