How to Protect Yourself from Package Pillagers [Infographic]

If there’s one thing we never outgrow, it’s the joy of getting something fun in the mail. Whether it’s a box of Grandma’s cookies or a little something from your favorite e-commerce business, the thrill of coming home to find a package with your name on it never gets old.

That is, until the shipment you were expecting isn’t in your mailbox or on your doorstep – where it should be.

In the United States, thousands of packages are reported stolen from doorsteps every year. The thief, in most cases, will likely never be caught.

So while you can’t stop a thief from thievin’, what can you do to ensure your shipment doesn’t end up in their crosshairs?

The answer: Plenty.

The USPS’ shipping services provide a wealth of options to keep your shipments more secure and your peace of mind intact.

Keeping their word

If you know your brother’s taking the day off for his birthday, Priority Mail Express can get that last-minute gift into his hands overnight or you’ll get your money back. This minimizes any idle time the package may spend on his doorstep while he’s out and about.

Keeping your bases covered

Priority Mail insurance protects your pocketbook in the event that those designer shoes end up in the wrong hands.

Keeping an eye on it

From the point of purchase to the date of delivery, USPS’ inherent tracking feature gives you the necessary timeline for expecting the expected.

These are just a few ways to avoid the pitfalls of package pillagers. The same features apply to international shipping, too! For more ways on steering your shipments clear of crooks, check out this helpful infographic.

For more news and tips, check out our FedEx vs. UPS vs. USPS shipping rates comparison page.

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