With the holiday season around the corner now is a good time to plan how to prevent package theft. Porch Pirates steal packages left at your doorstep year-round. Most Denver households have packages delivered to their homes on a regular basis, but the holiday season creates an end-of-year rush and theft opportunity.
Ensure your holiday is happy this year with these five ways to prevent package theft from your porch.
5 Ways to Prevent Package Theft
1. Require a Signature
You can often request “signature required” when you complete your online order. If you work during the day this is not the most convenient option, but it will ensure that you get what you ordered.
2. Deliver to Your Office or Neighbor
Another way to stop porch pirates is to have holiday packages delivered to your workplace. Or to a trusted neighbor who’ll be at home when the item arrives.
3. Use a Package Receiving Service
If packages are delivered to your home on a regular basis and you’re not around to receive them, consider using the Fedex and UPS package management services. FedEx has teamed up with Walgreens where you can drop and receive packages. UPS offers a similar service called UPS Access Point. These services will prevent package theft.
4. Get a Secure Delivery Bag or Parcel Box for Your Porch
5. Use Amazon Locker
Do you shop a lot on Amazon? If so you can receive and return packages to an authorized Amazon Locker. Find a locker near you with the Amazon Locker online zip code locator and use that as your delivery address.
Online shopping offers the ease and choice of buying things from the comfort of your own home. Make sure that you enjoy the benefits by stopping package theft from your porch.
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