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Holiday Shipping Advice

Shipping holiday gifts to friends, or loved ones are a holiday tradition for many people.  There are only 14 days left until Christmas, but only 12 days left to ship your gift.

The holidays are the busiest time of the year for delivery companies, such as FedEx and United Parcel Service.  Combined, they are expecting to ship more than 660-million packages this holiday season.  They said Monday is going to be the busiest day for them.  Part of this is because many people will be hitting the retail stores to buy gifts.  They will also be shopping online.

So, to make sure yours doesn't, get lost in the mix, follow these tips.

“Number one.  You want to be sure to pack it safely and make sure it's going to get there,” UPS Spokesperson, Paula Swenson said.

So use a good box.  Preferably a new one.  Also, make sure all of the seams on the box are taped properly.  Use bubble wrap, or peanuts to make sure it's secure because no one wants to get a broken gift.  Especially, if it's something expensive.

“If you have something valuable and you packed it and you're sure you've packed it well, or you have it packed at the UPS stores around you, then insure it,” she said.

She explained you shouldn't just get insurance for the value of the gift if it gets damaged.

Swenson said, “Loss is just as important as damage.”

Here is another tip.  Track it!

“Make sure that if it's getting there on time that you notify the person who is receiving it that they're going to get a package.  They'll be looking for it,” she said.

If it gets lost, or it's taking longer to get somewhere, she said to be patient.

For the men and women who serve our country, it's even more important for them to get their gift.  Swenson knows from experience.  Her husband, who is a 20 year army retired pilot, served three tours in Vietnam.

So every letter and every gift are precious.


Alexandra McClung, Newschannel 6

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