You want your holidays to be merry and bright. Here are five ways to ease the stress of shipping gifts:
1. Pick a shipper that will deliver on time.
This one should be obvious, but after looking at the data there is a clear winner: UPS has sported the best on-time performance in the industry the last four years, including nearly 9% higher than FedEx in 2021.
2. Choose a service level with benefits.
Take the UPS guaranteed service refund for example – if you ship with Next Day Air service, you get Next Day Air service. You might want to double-check the fine print with the other shippers.
3. Pass the packing to the pros.
You picked the perfect gift, but did you get the right shipping box, bubble wrap and tape? Let the Certified Packing Experts at The UPS Store pack and ship your gifts in time for the holidays – they’ll have your back with a Pack & Ship Guarantee. Many locations have holiday hours, opening early and staying open later.
4. Know the last day to ship.
If you need to make sure your packages arrive before Christmas Eve, use UPS’s holiday calendar to plan ahead.
5. Go with the winning team because not all shippers are the same.
The holidays aren’t the time for second best. UPS is well prepared to deliver thanks to more than 500,000 UPSers around the world and 100,000 seasonal employees in the U.S. helping handle your packages and presents.