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How to Choose a Shipping Company this Holiday

How to Choose a Shipping Company this Holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself mailing packages all over the country (or world). Unfortunately, some people aren’t lucky enough to see their friends and family in person every holiday season.

Before you begin wrapping your gifts, putting them in boxes, and finding a shipping company, here is a question to answer: which shipping provider can best meet your needs?

While there are many details to consider, here are three that deserve your full attention:

1. Price. You have already paid for the price of the gift, so you don’t want to get killed on the cost of shipping. Do yourself a favor and shop around, especially if you have more than one gift to mail. This could go a long way in saving you quite a bit of money.

2. Shipping time. How long will it take for your package to reach its destination? This may not be a huge deal if you send your gift far in advance. However, if you find yourself running out of time, you don’t have any room for delays. Which company will promise to get your package to its destination on time?

3. Personal needs. This means something different to everybody. For example, you may have a large package that some shipping companies cannot handle in a timely manner. Or maybe you are shipping something super-valuable and require a high level of insurance. Which company can meet your every need?

Final tip: don’t wait until the last minute to ship your package, as this can put a lot of stress on you.

Do you have any other advice for choosing a shipping company this holiday?

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Frank on Monday, 23 November 2015 09:55

One additional thing to consider is buying online and shipping directly to your family/friend. Many companies offer free shipping as well as gift wrapping and a personal message. While this may not work for all of your gifts, if you can cut down on your shipping expenses this holiday season, the savings can go towards buying a better gift or even buying yourself a gift!!

One additional thing to consider is buying online and shipping directly to your family/friend. Many companies offer free shipping as well as gift wrapping and a personal message. While this may not work for all of your gifts, if you can cut down on your shipping expenses this holiday season, the savings can go towards buying a better gift or even buying yourself a gift!!
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