The stress of finding the perfect Holiday gifts for all your loved ones doesn't have to be compounded by long lines at the post office or even worse, a lost package.
To help consumers avoid any unnecessary shipping nightmares, the shipping experts at PostNet offer the following tips:
1. Pack properly. The packaging experts at PostNet can help make sure your gift arrives in one piece, but if you are packing a gift yourself, make sure it is in a sturdy box. Cross out any old labels and adequately protect the contents inside. A good rule is to make sure packages could be dropped a few feet without breaking.
2. Plan ahead. You can always overnight, but be prepared to pay the price. Ground shipping is typically the least expensive option, and for Christmas deliveries, you should plan on shipping by Dec. 15, 2010.