Holiday Shipping Advice from the Master of Holiday Shipping: Santa
December 6, 2022
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We know the holidays can be a stressful and busy time. We have asked the Master of Holiday Shipping to share his tips to make your shipping process simple and less time-consuming to execute.
10 Shipping Season Tips from Santa, the Master of Holiday Shipping:
1 - Make sure shipping supplies are fully stocked and extra support is available—boxes, box fills, tape, labels, packing materials, and other items.
2 - Note important delivery deadlines and know when is the last day to ship. Check the holiday shipping deadlines in our article here.
3 - Make sure your business isn’t overpaying on postage! USPS® price increases are now in effect as well as FedEx® and UPS® seasonal surcharges and fees for 2022. Get the details.
4 - Rate Shop! Examine your shipping costs and make sure you're using the most economical rates for ground and air delivery. You can use software for that!
5 - Look at Flat Rate Shipping options to save money, especially on heavier shipments. Learn more about Flate Rate Shipping.
6 - Avoid shipping services that charge extra for Saturday delivery. Need delivery on a Saturday? USPS® does it for free.
7 - Determine the billable dimensional weight from your carrier (they're not all the same). Don't worry, there's a calculator for that!
8 - Dimensional weight is used to calculate the shipping cost of larger packages with lower weights (aka light packages) that take up a lot of valuable space in a delivery truck or airplane. Learn more about DIM Weight
9 - Be aware of carrier policies regarding their service guarantees during the holidays—some carriers change them during the busy holiday shipping season.
10 - Start planning for next year. Review your shipping invoices to see where your business spends the most and potential places you could save money if you chose more economical products and delivery times.
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