Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. For many businesses and individuals, the holiday season means increased deliveries and shipping volume. This year, you can be a step ahead of the game by following these four tips for holiday shipping.

  1. Plan Ahead
    This seems like a no brainer, but planning ahead is one of the best ways to reduce the stress that accompanies last-minute holiday shipping. If you are mailing gifts or holiday cards to clients, have everything packaged and ready to ship by the beginning of December. Your future self will thank you.
  2. Schedule Package Pickups
    If you have a lot to mail, arrange package pickups so you don’t have to haul your packages around town. Many local shipping companies have package pickup available. You can typically schedule pickups on the carrier’s website.
  3. Use a Courier Service
    Courier services are ideal for local deliveries. You can schedule exactly when you want a package delivered and skip the hassle of worrying that your mail will get lost in transit with a big-name shipping service. Same-day and overnight delivery can make your holiday shipping a breeze. Additionally, couriers like Modern Express go above and beyond to make sure that your parcel gets delivered safely and to the right person.
  4. Insure Your Shipments
    Be sure to insure valuable shipments and hold on to any tracking numbers you receive when shipping a package. That way if something unfortunate happens and your package gets lost in transit, you can file for reimbursement.

Holiday shipping can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be! Plan ahead and use a local courier service to reduce stress and ensure your packages are getting delivered on time and in one piece. If you are local to San Francisco or the surrounding areas, Modern Express offers same-day and overnight courier services, as well as a variety of other shipping options.

Contact us today to arrange your holiday shipping.