San Diego--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whether you're traveling for the holidays or celebrating in the comfort of your home, the packing and shipping pros at The UPS Store ® can help you enjoy the season with less stress and more joy.
The UPS Store franchisee Les Beare, who has 20 years of holiday shipping experience under his Santa belt, offers holiday shippers the following tips:
Too busy to get your packages ready yourself? "Don't hesitate to ask," says Beare. "We undergo special training to become certified packing professionals. We are so confident that we offer a special promise, the Pack & Ship Promise."
The Pack & Ship Promise reimburses customers in the event a center-packed item shipped via UPS is lost or damaged. [Subject to certain restrictions and limitations. Details are available at www.theupsstore.com.]
Additionally, with many airlines now charging for the first checked bag and limiting the size of carry-on's, Beare suggests shipping luggage ahead at The UPS Store. "Travelers can potentially save time and money by shipping their luggage ahead," said Beare. "It also lessens the hassle of dealing with your luggage at the airport."
Beare offers the following additional advice when shipping luggage:
The UPS Store also can assist busy holiday shoppers in other areas, from digital printing services for holiday newsletters and personalized family calendars to printing and mailing holiday invitations. You can even have more time to shop by getting a mailbox at The UPS Store, where holiday helpers can accept all your online and catalog orders from any carrier.
For added convenience, most The UPS Store locations have extended holiday hours. For the address and hours of the nearest location, visit www.theupsstore.com.
The UPS Store retail locations are franchised by Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. Together The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. ® locations comprise the world's largest franchise network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers, with nearly 6,000 locations around the world. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. Outside the United States, locations are owned and operated by MBE master licensees or their franchisees. For additional information, please visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.