The sure-fire DON’Ts of shipping your packages

We all learn in different ways but we’ve always found that most folks respond to one of two ways: positive and negative reinforcement. I mean you see it in sports all the time? Some coaches are ‘players coaches’ and are positive, supportive and generally use the power of positivity to propel their players to success. Others are more negative. Yelling, screaming, short hooks, heck if you’re Bobby Knight you have the occasional chair propulsion. 

What we’re trying to say here is – some of us learn better not by being taught WHAT to do, but sometimes what NOT to do. And today, we’re going to positively launch ourselves into the negative half of the equation by telling you the DON’Ts of using a delivery service. For some, knowing what NOT to do – might really be telling you what TO DO. Alright, that’s enough of that – let’s jump right in. Here’s what you don’t want to do when you use a delivery service. 

Leaving your items loose in a box

It might be easier for you to just chuck some items in a box, tape it up and send it on its way but we can promise you that you’re likely going to damage the goods inside and that whomever is receiving it will probably be pretty unhappy. Worse yet, you might blame someone else for your misdeeds. Help us help you by making sure you carefully wrap the contents of your package tightly. Use packing materials – so that your items are secured during their trip.

Using the same packaging for each delivery.

No two deliveries are the same and while it might just be easier to use the same size box or packaging for everything you send – we’d recommend that you don’t do that. #1 – you’ll save yourself money by selecting packaging that better suits the contents of your package. Second, while you do want to make sure your packaging is secured, you don’t want it to be overstuffed with items or that you’re packing too many things into a space that’s too small. Just like leaving them packaged loosely – this can lead to a lot of damage. 

Disregarding dimensions

Know the size and weight of what you’re shipping. Period. Especially in the event you want an accurate quote you’ll want to know both so there’s no undue surprises. Also – there are recommendations for certain kinds of deliveries so be sure you’re up to speed on what those are exactly for what it is you are sending. This will give your delivery the best chance of being successful and being delivered as intended.

We hope you found today’s blog helpful. If you find yourself needing any extra help in the future, give us a call and we’ll be happy to lend a hand. Until then – good luck and remember – sometimes knowing what NOT to do can be best!

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