Waging war against porch pirates

Waging war against porch pirates

Holiday shopping season is upon us and (not-so) friendly porch pirates could be gearing up to steal packages from your doorstep.

Here are some ways to conquer the porch pirates:

Have your packages delivered elsewhere

Having packages delivered to your office is one of the best options and allows you to hide gifts from family. If this isn’t an option, have orders shipped to a neighbor or family member who is home during the day.

FedEx packages can be picked up at one of their offices or participating Walgreens locations.

UPS packages can be sent to a local UPS Store, CVS, or Michaels, or you can arrange to have them delivered on a day when you are home.

Have packages delivered to your car

Key by Amazon allows Amazon Prime members to have packages left in their home, garage, or even their cars.

Download the app to have your items shipped to your car within hours. Check the app or website to see if your product, vehicle, and address of the vehicle are eligible for delivery. Pick a delivery time and you’re all set. You will receive notification when your package is out for delivery and when the driver is en route.

Track your packages

If high-tech gadgets aren’t your thing, simply track your packages. UPS, the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon, and FedEx all offer tracking online.

Sign up for USPS Informed Delivery; UPS offers the My Choice or FedEx’s Delivery Manager to keep track of deliveries. Tracking information for Amazon packages can be found in your order details.

TruMark Financial wishes you a safe and happy holiday shopping season.