It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is here and that means presents and gifts of all kinds will be delivered to homes across the country. There’s nothing worse than having packages and mail stolen from your mailbox or right off your front porch. When people steal packages and mail, it’s a crime of opportunity. O’Donnell Law Center has a few tips to keep your packages safe during the holidays.
Get a Tracking Number
Ask for a tracking number when your package is shipped, that way you know the moment your package was delivered. Track your packages during the entire shipment process and try to be home at the time of delivery. When you place an order, try to schedule a certain date or time for delivery. This way, you can schedule a time when you know you’ll be home.
Request a Signature
FedEx suggests that you request a signature for delivery. This will ensure that your package won’t be left at your door when you’re not home. While it may require an extra step, it helps ensure safe delivery of your packages.
Have a Secret Spot for Packages
You can have your package placed at the back door or even behind a plant or piece of furniture on your porch. Leave a note specifying the spot you would like it left. The FedEx Delivery Manager lets you leave delivery instructions as to where you want your deliveries dropped off.
If you know you won’t be home when your package will be delivered, have it delivered somewhere else. Have it delivered to a neighbor who is home or even to your workplace if allowed.
Pick It Up in Store
You can have your packages delivered to a retail store where they will stay safe until you can pick them up. Most retailers will let you place online orders and then pick up your items in store.
O’Donnell Law Center wants to make sure you have a great holiday season. Hopefully these tips will help your packages make it home for the holidays.
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