5 Tips for Shipping Holiday Gifts

November 9, 2021

Holiday season is upon us, which means family gatherings, office parties, and constantly checking your email for status updates on your most recent shipments. According to the U.S. Postal Service, nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and more than 900 million packages were delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in 2019. With that kind of volume, it’s important that you take extra precautions to make sure the gift you’re shipping arrives on time and without damage. Here are five quick tips for shipping holiday gifts.

 

Best Types of Packing Supplies

September 16, 2021

While the wrapping paper and bows get all of the attention of gift-giving season, it’s the packaging supplies that deserve the oohs and aahs. The boxes, bubble wrap, and tape -- the supplies that do all of the dirty work, keeping your gifts secure and in one piece. So before you get distracted by the bold colors and pretty prints, think about which types of packaging supplies you’ll need before putting on the final touches. Here’s a quick list to get you started.

How PostalAnnex Helps in the Work From Home Era

August 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly shifted the way people work as workers opted to take on their duties from the safety of their homes. As COVID cases decreased in the spring, some employees returned to the office. But many others chose to stay home, making a full transition to a work-from-home environment. As workers adjust to their new setup, they’re likely to find a few holes in their process or equipment. Finding a quick and reliable professional services partner is a great way to fill in those gaps, so you don’t miss a beat. Here are a few ways PostalAnnex can help.

Does DHL Ship on Sundays?

July 26, 2021

No, DHL does not ship on Sundays in the United States. DHL also does not ship on Saturdays in the U.S. It does, however, ship on Saturdays and Sundays in several countries around the world, including many countries in Asia. Generally, if a country treats Saturdays and/or Sundays as working days, DHL shipping services are offered.

DHL does offer emergency services on Sundays in the U.S., but those services are extremely limited and come with expensive fees.

Where to Print Shipping Labels

July 20, 2021

Whether you’re returning a gift or running an ecommerce business, the ability to print a shipping label is an integral step of the shipping process. Let’s take a step back and examine the ins and outs of shipping labels, including where to print shipping labels if you don’t have access to a printer.

Passport Photo Process

June 22, 2021

As the world returns to its pre-pandemic ways, U.S. travelers are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting year of international adventure. But before they can take off, travelers should double check that their passports are in good standing. If not, you will need to apply for passport renewal or a new passport altogether. 

Advantages of Mailbox Rental Services

January 11, 2021

Many people aren’t aware of their options when it comes to sending and receiving their mail. But renting a private mailbox is an emerging trend as security and privacy become greater concerns for private residents and businesses. If you’re not familiar with how mailbox rental services work, here’s a breakdown of the benefits of a rented mailbox when compared to basic home mail services or P.O. boxes.

How to Ship a Picture Frame with Glass

December 8, 2020

For many artists and custom framers, their businesses depend on reliable shipping of glass frames. They’ve likely developed their own techniques for shipping picture frames with glass, but if you’re new to the game, there are a few things you should know before putting that frame in the box. Let’s take a closer look at how to ship a picture frame with glass.

How to Ship Shoes in the Original Box

October 27, 2020

Shoes are one of the most popular products to be purchased online, which makes them a common shipping item. If you’re selling shoes, it’s important that your products are delivered to the buyer in pristine condition. Shoe buyers are often not only financially invested in the product, but also emotionally attached to the shoes. Any issue during shipping could lead to a returned product and lost business in the future. But if you follow these directions on how to ship a box of shoes, your customers will be leaving positive reviews for the shoes and your service.

How to Ship a Phone

October 27, 2020

If you’ve recently sold a phone, or you need to send it in for repairs or exchange, you’ll need to know how to ship a phone. Phones are small, fragile, and expensive, which makes them especially risky shipping items. So you’ll want to make sure that you take the proper steps to safely pack the phone. Here’s a quick guide that will get it safely to its final destination.

It’s All About Packaging

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