Manage Your Holiday Shipping Costs

The holiday season is also a package season. With the Internet and the availability of online shopping, it is important to watch out for the shipping costs. Because of the time of year, the cost to ship a package could almost double from its normal shipping rate. Here are a few ideas to help you with your holiday shipping!

  1. Have your packages shipped to your place of work. Someone is usually always there to sign for it and you don’t have to worry about it being left unattended on your front porch.
  2. There is a new program from Amazon called Amazon Prime. It costs $79 per year and includes free two-day shipping on all of your purchases for the year. To upgrade to one-day shipping, the cost is only an additional $3.99. This also offers free video streaming and book rentals for Kindle owners. If you are a loyal customer to Amazon, this is a great tool for you.
  3. Try and use free shipping whenever possible. With almost every online purchase, there is a way for you to receive free shipping. Plan early and allow time for your packages to arrive. Also, look out for holiday coupon codes from the store. Many of these codes will give you free shipping or 20% off your entire purchase. That alone could maybe cover the cost of shipping.

Do you have any other suggestions on how to save money this Holiday season? Please comment below!

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