Apr
29
2009

Smart Shipping Tip #2 – Labeling Tips

Labeling Tips for Risk Management

In addition to modifying the ship-to address, there are other tips that will assist your packages from getting from point A to point B.

  • Include the suite, apartment, or floor number in the address.
  • Add the recipients phone number to the label.
  • Do not add words to the label that allude to the contents. Common mistakes include: Computer, Phone, Gold, Diamond, Necklace, Dell, Rolex, etc. You do not want any one handling the package to know what is contained.
  • Use computer printed waybills; not handwritten waybills.
    • If the label is hard to read, there is an increased chance of nondelivery.
  • Mask the origin address to avoid package theft.
    • If your ship-from address name is a well known company, try using acronyms.

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  • Customs forms require you to list what is in the package. How do you get away from that?

  • I follow customs requirements but be creative in my descriptions. If I ship jewelry, I use “costume jewelry”. If I ship cell phones I call them “communication devices”.

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