Tips for Holiday Shipping for Individuals

November 22, 2022

The holiday season is fast approaching, and many are searching for the best way to ship gifts and personal packages. Holiday shipping can be a mess, shipping gifts to friends, family, or relatives; that’s why this year, Reliable Couriers has all of your shipping needs covered. Cut out the anticipation of damaged or lost packages, increased packaging materials, unexpected surcharges, and more by using our rush, same day delivery, or next-flight-out courier services. We cannot only ease the stresses of shipping but also provide clarity to your shipping needs with more secure transport and faster delivery times.

Know Deadlines

Between the holidays is one of the busiest times of the year and one of the most chaotic for shipping. Therefore, it is essential to know what your deadlines are for your package to make it to its destination on time before the holiday. An excellent way to remember your deadlines is by writing them down so you may refer back to them when shipping your packages. Although with regular couriers, you need more time to guarantee your package’s timely delivery. Another way to avoid the hassle of deadlines altogether is to hire a same-day courier service. Reliable couriers offer this service as well as rush or next-flight out deliveries. With these services, Reliable Couriers can guarantee your package’s delivery time.


Regarding the safety of your item and the deliverability of your package, it is crucial to ensure your item is packaged correctly. Doing so can help prevent any additional delays in your shipment. Double-checking your packaging with the rules for the courier system you are using and ensuring your item is not on the courier’s restricted list can also save you a lot of time. While packaging, you will also want to check that your box is sturdy enough for your items and gives them a little wiggle room for cushion, bubble wrap or polyethylene, and polyurethane. Using these lighter materials for cushioning will also help to keep the cost of shipping your package down. Investing in good packing materials and not re-using an old box can also help prevent broken packages. Once your package is securely sealed, it is important to ensure it is correctly labeled with the right weight, and if it is fragile, a sticker of caution for that as well. On your label, make sure the address is clearly displayed with the bar code to ensure your address is clear and concise. It is also recommended that you do not handwrite addresses as they can be altered or damaged in transit and become illegible. There is a way to ensure all of these complications can be avoided, and all the requirements are met, and that is by hiring a same-day courier service. At Reliable couriers, we package, label, and ship items daily and complete the transport ourselves directly from the pickup location to the drop-off location with no stops in between.


Once you are ready to ship your package, checking for tracking options is a good idea. Many couriers offer some form or another of tracking; however, many are less accurate than we would like. Regular courier services give a range of dates and times when your package could arrive, never telling you more than when it’s in processing, transit, and delivered. You can receive a tracking number with Reliable couriers to watch your package be shipped and delivered in real time. Knowing exactly where your parcel is and when it will arrive can give you peace of mind knowing that your package will arrive on time.


During the holiday season, unforeseen circumstances and delays are inevitable when shipping your package with a regular courier service. One way you can work around this complication is by anticipating for it to happen and sending it sooner than you usually would. This will give your package extra time in transport and may avoid any potential unforeseen or holiday delays. Another option to prevent this is to avoid regular couriers altogether and hire a same-day shipping service. With Reliable Couriers, we can get your package from A to B in as little as 24 hours, or with our rush services, only a few hours.


Whether you are using a regular delivery service or a Same-day delivery service, it is always reassuring to purchase insurance on your package. With regular couriers, your package may be transported from warehouse to warehouse, truck to truck, and be tossed around with hundreds of other packages without care until it finally arrives at its destination. Using a Same-day courier service, your delivery is the only delivery being shipped safely and securely. Each package shipped with Reliable Couriers is handled with great care and treated as the top priority.