7 Tips For Shipping Holiday Gifts


If you’re like us and you need to ship your holiday gifts, here’s a few tips to help you:
Tip #1: Reuse, Recycle, Restyle
Here at TapeSwell we like to reuse, recycle, and - of course - restyle. Grab an old, used box and restyle it with decorative packing tape. It’s easy, economical and it will add a special touch to all of your special deliveries.
Tip #2: Save on Shipping Costs
To save on shipping use a box that is just a bit larger than the gift you are wrapping. The volume of the parcel can affect the shipping cost, so make sure that you are efficient with the size of your packages.
Tip #3: Cushion by Recycling
To cushion the contents you can shred a colorful magazine or you can even use popcorn, which is a little trick we learned from the Post Office.
Tip #4: Use Shipping Tape That Is Strong Enough To Hold A Box
Carton sealing tapes need to be at least 2 inches wide and of sturdy quality. TapeSwell packing tapes meet the postal standards for mailability.
Tip #5: Cover Old Labels
You always need to cover old labels, bar codes and other unsightly sticky stuff, to make sure your package arrives at the correct address.
Tip #6: Add a Pretty Mailing Label
Add a mailing label and your gift is ready to go a long way.
Tip #7: Make a Matching Card for an Extra Personal Touch
Add the same packing tape pattern you are using to seal your gift box and wrap it around a blank card. Write your personal message and include it in your box.

Bonus Tip: Get Your Gift Delivered on Time
If you want your gifts to be delivered by December 25, check the 2010 Holiday Shipping cut off dates from the USPS or FedEx Holiday Shipping or the UPS Year-end Holiday Service Center.

Till Next Time - Stick With Us,

The TapeSwell Team

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