Posh Tip: How to Ship with Ease During the Holidays

All your hard work has paid off and now it’s time to send out your Posh Packages! Here’s everything you need to know to get those packages out on time.

Make sure you have all the tools you need. 

Boxes labeled “Priority” from the post office are free and a great option if you don’t have packaging materials on hand. There are a variety of sizes available—perfect whether you’re shipping out a pair of boots or sweater. Too busy to stop by the post office? No worries! You can request them online and have them delivered straight to your door.

Did you know? A standard brown box works too! Just make sure that it’s the appropriate size for what you’re shipping out and ensure the label is secured on the box.

Please note: Don’t use boxes labeled “Express Mail.” Double-check before heading out the door at USPS or ordering online because they look very similar to “Priority Mail” boxes.

Don’t forget that details matter. 

There’s nothing better than opening mail that’s packed special, just for you. Before you pack up your item, here are a few steps you might want to include: 

  • Neatly fold and wrap the item up in tissue paper to ensure the item stays put during transit. Throwing in festive decor doesn’t hurt either!
  • Double-check to make sure you’re sending your item to the correct person if you’re shipping out multiple packages!
  • Protect your packages with extra padding when necessary (looking at you, fragile home items). 
  • Include a handwritten thank you note! There’s nothing better than a handwritten thank you. It’s all in the details and your seller will appreciate you going the extra mile. P.S. download free Posh Holiday thank you card designs here.

Ship, ship, hooray!

Now that your package is ready for delivery, let’s ship it out to its new home! If your parcel is small enough, feel free to slip it in the nearest blue USPS mailbox. Otherwise, you can drop off your package directly at the post office or schedule for a pick up via USPS’ site.

Want to follow your package on its new journey? Take note of the USPS tracking number on the label that was originally emailed to you by Poshmark and plug it in here

Posh Tip: The last day to ship items to arrive in time for the holidays is Thursday, December 19th, 2019. 

(Shipping in Canada? The last day for Canada Post is December 13th)

But wait, I’m shipping in Canada!

Same rules apply as above but things are a bit different. You can purchase a box or packing slip from any Canada Post office (Note: you cannot use boxes labeled “Priority” or “Xpresspost”) or you can package your items using any standard box you have around your house already!

Once ready, simply drop off your packages at any Canada Post Office location or Canada Post mailbox (if applicable). Can’t make it to a Canada Post Office? You can request a pick up of your packages at home!

Track your packages as they go⁠—enter your Canada Post tracking number on the shipping label here to see the shipping status.

And that’s it! Hopefully, these tips and tricks will help you get those #PoshPackages to their new homes during the holiday season.

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