Sam and Lissa's Blog 11-14
Good stuff this morning on mailing packages so that when they arrive they arrive in one piece. 4 secrets from a guy who once worked for UPS.
Some of them really make sense!!
- No need to write Fragile on the box as they don’t even pay attention to it. Each UPS handler loads about 250 packages an hour….so no..they don’t notice “fragile”…and since everyone puts “fragile” on the box, they ignore it anyway.
- Disguise your box as a gift…which it probably is anyway. But do something cute to the box…put hearts on it, have your child color something on it. May be add a handwritten message in crayon. No one wants to make a child sad!!!
- Don’t reuse boxes without removing every single sticker or label from it. The scanners scan the first bar code they encounter. So if there’s an old shipping label or bar code, that’s what will probably be used. That package could come right back to you!!!
- Follow their instructions perfectly. If your package is destroyed or lost, you might be able to get reimbursed, but only if you followed all of their instructions. Always good to use a new box, don’t over pack it, use wide tape, and waterproof what’s inside.
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