Shipping delays bring headaches this holiday season

With the holiday season in high gear, transportation companies like UPS and FedEx are handling record volumes resulting in… record delays. Since the start of the pandemic, shipping companies have been handling holiday-like volume all year.  And now that the real holidays are here, they are experiencing volume at unprecedented levels.  Cyber Monday sales surged as year over year revenue increased 15.1%.  This is despite … Continue reading Shipping delays bring headaches this holiday season

Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

For many, they have been home since the pandemic and have taken no trips.  With the holidays upon us, many are ready to take a trip to spend time with loved ones.  Once study shows that 39% of Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday season.  If you are one of those who will be traveling, here are a few things you can … Continue reading Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Still trying to figure out what to get people on your holiday gift list?  Fear not because we are back with some more suggestions…this time focused on health!  So many of us have been forced to workout at home and it could still be some time before people feel safe working out indoors sans masks.  So here is a partial gift list (full list here) … Continue reading Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Let the holiday shopping begin!

It’s officially time to holiday shop! If you’re like us, you have been enjoying the weeklong Black Friday sales.  In an effort to moderate crowds and incent buyers, stores are offering deeper discounts over a longer period of time than past years.  But there is still the challenge of what to get for that “tough-to-buy-for” person on your list.  We thought we would share some … Continue reading Let the holiday shopping begin!

USPS releases their 2020 shipping deadlines

Our October 10 post talked about starting holiday shopping early and to expect potential delays in shipping due to increased demand and ongoing impacts of the virus.  On that note, USPS has announced the 2020 holiday shipping deadlines. If you ship holiday gifts through USPS, please see below for the DEADLINES for each type of service to ensure your items reach their destination in time … Continue reading USPS releases their 2020 shipping deadlines