Contact Us

Four Secrets on How to Make Sure Your Package Gets There

iStockphotos

UPS delivers about 16 million packages every single day.  shipping such a high volume means it’s not going to be perfect.  How can you make sure that your package isn’t destroyed or lost?

Here are four secrets from a former UPS worker on how to make sure your package gets where it’s going safely…

1.  Don’t bother writing “FRAGILE” on the box.  Each handler loads about 250 packages an hour(this is true! I worked at FEDEX packing trucks).  They don’t notice “fragile” and since a large amount of boxes say fragile, they’ll probably ignore it anyway.

2.  Disguise your box as a gift!  The one time the handlers will take special care of a package is if it looks like a kid put some effort into making sure it looks good.  So wrap it, add bows, maybe add a handwritten message in crayon, and you’re good.

3.  Don’t reuse boxes without removing all the old stickers.  Scanners scan the first bar code that’s visible.  So if there’s an old shipping label on it, or a FedEx or Post Office label that could scan… your package could be lost in space.

4.  FollowTHEIR instructions perfectly.  If your package IS destroyed or lost, you might be able to get reimbursed… but follow ALL of their instructions.  Use a new box, don’t over pack it, use wide tape, and try to waterproof what’s inside.

Best of 981 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://981thehawk.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Hawk Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Hawk Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.